Plans by the Rev. Al Sharpton to lead a march across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Aug. 23 to protest the chokehold death of Eric Garner and other alleged acts of police brutality has drawn a firestorm of criticism from officials on both sides of the Bay Ridge-Staten Island span. … Full Article
Take heart, all of you exasperated B1 bus riders! Your long, long wait for a bus to arrive may finally end.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is rolling out more B1 buses to ease congestion and long wait times. … Full Article
Instead of having a party, Joseph Ezon found a better way to celebrate his bar mitzvah. The Flatbush youngster traveled with his family and friends to Israel, where the group helped needy families by preparing food packages. … Full Article
Mira Serhan, 3, got her first tattoo in Shore Road Park on Sunday. But don’t worry. Little Mira wasn’t displaying a rebellious streak. Her mom, Mona Serhan, totally approved. In fact, Mira’s big sister, Leah, 6, also got a tattoo. … Full Article
The Bard is getting bouncy!
A Bay Ridge-based theater company is shaking up Shakespeare by presenting a truncated, one-hour version of the Bard’s classic “Romeo and Juliet” in a special day of Shakespeare in the Park on Saturday. … Full Article
The second of two suspects who assaulted a young woman in an apartment building in the vicinity of Avenue M and East 18th Street in Midwood on Sunday were arrested early Friday morning. The other suspect was apprehended on Thursday. … Full Article