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Local pols ‘pleased’ that Prince Hotel is up for auction June 8

Bay Ridge’s elected officials could hardly contain their glee at the news that a fleabag hotel that one lawmaker called “an albatross around the area’s quality of life,” will soon be changing owners. … Full Article
 

State senate looks to add pedestrian safety to driver’s ed

Forty-eight pedestrians were struck by vehicles and killed on Brooklyn streets in 2014, according to state Sen. Marty Golden, who cited statistics from the New York City Department of Transportation. Another 3,559 pedestrians were injured in accidents.   … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge district manager warns of scams

Josephine Beckmann said she has heard of numerous incidents in which senior citizens have been conned out of their money by clever scam artists who use a variety of ways to steal cash from unsuspecting victims. … Full Article
 

Adelphi Academy wows audiences with ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

At Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn, students said “Bye Bye Birdie” and audiences said “Hi Hi Fun!” … Full Article
 

Histowiz Joins Start-UP NY at SUNY Downstate

Cancer researcher Histowiz will be participating in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s START-UP NY business-friendly program, at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical College in Flatbush, the governor recently announced. … Full Article
 

‘Hamilton’ star wins applause in City Council

Anthony Ramos, an actor appearing in the Broadway mega-hit “Hamilton,” found a whole new audience of fans when he came to the City Council chamber on Tuesday to take a bow and accept a proclamation. … Full Article
 
 

Brooklyn principals meet to discuss incoming high school freshmen

Kaye Houlihan, the principal of Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge, recently welcomed to her school the principal of a Bensonhurst intermediate school whose eighth graders will be freshmen at Fort Hamilton in September. … Full Article
 

Gentile discusses why he supports De Blasio affordable housing plan

On the eve of a City Council vote on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mammoth affordable housing plan, Councilmember Vincent Gentile appeared before the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights community board and explained his reasoning for coming out in support of the controversial plan. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge group gets grant for mental health help

A Bay Ridge-based organization that runs educational programs for residents from the Middle East has been named as one of the recipients of a grant from the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City and will now expand its mission to provide assistance to people facing mental health issues. … Full Article
 

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