Bay Ridge

Pols approve DMV refunds for military veterans

Veterans who wish to have their military service status reflected on their driver’s licenses no longer have to pay a fee for the designation, thanks to a rules change. But what about veterans who paid the fee before the change went into effect?

They’re going to be getting a refund, said Assemblymember Alec Brook-Krasny.


Aidala is 100th President of Brooklyn Bar Association

Arthur Aidala Esq., the new president of the Brooklyn Bar Association, came into office on June 1 with exciting plans for the 2,000-member organization. Among the events he is planning is trip to Cuba for lawyers in 2016. Aidala has also arranged for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to come and speak to members.


Visitation dads have dandy dinner to help daughters’ school

Visitation Academy is a prestigious Catholic school for girls in Bay Ridge, but on Wednesday nght, it was the men associated with the place who grabbed the spotlight.


Denyse Wharf cleanup crew gets close up view of harbor seal

Members of the Harbor Seals Swim Team got a chance to meet their namesake when a real life harbor seal swam up to the edge of Denyse Wharf while the swimmers were cleaning the Bay Ridge pier.

Volunteers make it a point to clean Denyse Wharf twice a year.


Property tax relief bill wins senate approval

Senior citizens who qualify would be eligible for a break on their property taxes if a bill recently passed by the New York State Senate eventually becomes law.

The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge-Southwest Brooklyn) and co-sponsored by state Sen. Simcha Felder (D-Borough park-Midwood) and state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Queens), was passed with bipartisan support in the state Senate on May 28 and has been sent to the state Assembly.


Bay Ridge’s 5 Ave. Spring Festival offers food, fun, frivolity

The weather forecasters predicted a deluge for Sunday afternoon, but the rain held off until the end of the Fifth Avenue Spring Festival in Bay Ridge, a delay that allowed hundreds of thousands of people the chance to enjoy the food, rides, games, music and other sights and sounds.

The rainstorm didn’t start until 6 p.m., the close of the festival, which began at noon.


Make Access-A-Ride renewal process easier, pols say

Frail elderly New Yorkers who rely on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Access-A-Ride program to get to doctor’s appointments should not have to jump through hoops to remain eligible for the service, according to two lawmakers fighting to change the system.


Maria ‘The Ice Cream Girl’ pens children’s book

Maria Campanella has made a living selling ice cream from her truck for more than 25 years but these days she is also offering a bit of wisdom along with scoops of vanilla and chocolate.

Campanella, known throughout the Bensonhurst community where she lives by her nickname, “Maria The Ice Cream Girl,” has branched out into children’s literature. Her self-published book, “Maria The Ice Cream Girl,” came out last month.


Bay Ridge Greenmarket turns parking lot into town square

The Bay Ridge Greenmarket, which had its official grand opening on Saturday, is more than just a place to buy fresh potatoes, carrots and strawberries from the farmers who grow them, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile. It’s also a new type of town square, he said.


Maimonides expert: Every second counts in stroke treatment

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., according to Dr. Steven Rudolph, director of the Jaffe Stroke Center at Maimonides Medical Center, and is the leading cause of disability in adults.

That’s why it’s vital to get medical help for a stroke victim immediately, Rudolph said. “Every second counts in the race to identify and treat stroke. The sooner we can make a diagnosis and start treatment, the more we improve our chances of minimizing damage to your brain,” he said.



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