Bay Ridge

Prospect Lefferts Gardens– The next development frontier

Brooklyn’s Prospect Lefferts Gardens has been discovered by developers armed with plans to transform vacant lots into residential developments on or near Flatbush Avenue.

The projects include eight buildings ranging in height from six to 23 stories that will contain a total of 616 units—mostly rentals but some luxury condominiums.


Bette Midler donates trees to obscure Bay Ridge highway noise

The Divine Miss M is helping Bay Ridge residents get more ZZZZs.

The New York Restoration Project, the non-profit environmental group founded by actress-singer Bette Midler, donated 15 trees that were recently planted in a grassy area next to the exit ramp of the Gowanus Expressway at 92nd Street.

The 92nd Street exit is the first Gowanus Expressway exit in Brooklyn for drivers coming off the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.


Who needs Bansky? Mural decorates park wall in tribute to veterans

Forget Bansky! He's old news.

Councilman Vincent Gentile convinced dozens of people to spend Sunday afternoon painting a wall in a public park in Bay Ridge. But unlike Bansky, the famous British graffiti artist who spent the month of October "decorating" dozens of public spaces in New York City in the dead of night, Gentile and his helpers weren’t hiding while they were working.

The councilman and his volunteers, including several elementary school students, were using paint and brushes to pay tribute to military veterans.


Here's a roundup of council races around the borough

As voters get ready to head to the polls on Election Day, City Council candidates in several districts around Brooklyn are busy making a last minute push for votes in hopes of achieving victory.

There are a number of intriguing races around the borough.

In the 43rd Council District (Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-Bensonhurst), Democratic incumbent Vincent Gentile and his Republican-Conservative challenger John Quaglione are locked in a bitter battle that has played out across a series of debates featuring testy exchanges between the two.


Golden salutes military veterans at breakfast event

Brooklyn veterans ranging in age from senior citizens who fought in World War II to young men in their 30’s who served in the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan enjoyed a big breakfast of eggs, French toast, sausages, bacon and fresh fruit at the Bay Ridge Manor Friday morning, and state Sen. Marty Golden picked up the tab.

Golden does it every year and said he doesn’t mind getting stuck with the bill.


Mayoral candidates make last-minute push for votes in southern Brooklyn

In the last days of the mayoral contest, both Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota hit the campaign trail in southern Brooklyn, greeting voters at subway stations, visiting sports bars, and in Lhota’s case chatting on the phone with a supporter at a storefront campaign headquarters.


Library’s Midwood branch to get outdoor plaza

Book lovers who visit the Brooklyn Public Library’s Midwood branch will get to sit in beautiful plaza outside the building, thanks to Councilman David Greenfield, who obtained $250,000 from the city’s budget to fund its construction.

The outdoor plaza and sitting area outside the Midwood Library at 975 E. 16th St. will have  benches, trees, plantings and other amenities and will provide residents with a quiet place to sit outside the library, Greenfield said.

Plans for the plaza are still in the development stage, the councilman said.


Retailers critical of council’s ban on cigarette discounts

The ban on cigarettes sales to anyone under the age of 21 isn’t the only anti-smoking measure the City Council approved on Wednesday. Buried deep within most of the news stories was the fact that the council also voted for a bill that sets a minimum price of $10.50 a pack for cigarettes and prohibits retailers from offering discounts on tobacco products.


Borough's job outlook tied to hospitals like LICH and Interfaith, Abbate says

There are a lot of reasons to save Long Island College Hospital (LICH) and Interfaith Medical Center in addition to the important health care these facilities provide to patients, according to lawmakers, who said the two institutions are also economic engines.

The demise of these hospitals could negatively impact the borough’s precarious job picture, Assemblyman Peter Abbate said.


Catholic school kids trade in uniforms for Halloween costumes

What do Freddy Krueger, Dracula, princesses and bumblebees all have in common? They have quite a bit in common if you ask students at Saint Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge.

They were all dancing and playing games with their families at school annual Halloween party on Friday, Oct. 25.



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