Bay Ridge

Transportation, Sandy relief top Donovan’s agenda

Congressman-elect Daniel Donovan, who won a decisive victory over City Councilmember Vincent Gentile in the special election in the 11th Congressional District (Southwest Brooklyn-Staten Island) Tuesday night, vowed to get to work immediately on issues such as transportation and Superstorm Sandy relief.

Donovan, the Staten Island district attorney, told jubilant supporters at his victory party at the Hilton Garden Inn on Staten Island that he is looking forward to serving the people of the district.


Bay Ridge Prep’s Tiger Trot raises $117,000

Running along Shore Road with the sun shining down on you, the wind at your back, and the warm breeze from New York Harbor greeting you…what could be better?

Four hundred students from Bay Ridge Preparatory School took part in the Tiger Trot, a fundraiser for the private school in which participants run along the Shore Road Promenade.

The Tiger Trot, attracting students from all grades in the K-12 school when it was held on May 1 raised an impressive $117,000, according to school officials. The school is also known as Bay Ridge Prep.


Stringer audit shows express buses habitually late

If you ride the X27 or X28 express buses from Brooklyn to Manhattan and feel like you wait a long time for your bus to arrive, City Comptroller Scott Stringer says you’re right.

An audit conducted by the comptroller’s office of express bus service operated the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) revealed that the buses missed their scheduled departure times more than 30 percent of the time.


St. Nicholas Home hosts barbecue-fundraiser

Dozens of civic leaders from Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst munched on pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, Buffalo wings and other tasty finger foods at a backyard barbecue Sunday afternoon, but they weren’t eating just for the fun of it. It was part of a fundraiser for the St. Nicholas Home, a nursing home in the neighborhood.

Edward Mafoud, chairman of the board of directors at the home, said the facility is trying to raise funds to renovate its building at 437 Ovington Ave.


Bensonhurst pols demand city halt trash plant construction

Two Bensonhurst lawmakers charged that the construction site of a new waterfront trash plant is rife with violations and demanded that the city halt the work immediately.

Assemblymember William Colton and Councilmember Mark Treyger held a press conference on the Bay Parkway Promenade on Sunday to reveal what they claimed are violations of the construction permit for the Southwest Marine Transfer Station and called on City Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia to halt construction at the site


Poly Prep pitcher leads team to big win against George Washington

It was supposed to be a pitchers duel between two of New York City’s best — Poly Prep’s Nick Storz against George Washington’s Wesley Rodriguez — but Rodriguez didn’t take the mound that day.


As race winds down, Gentile, Donovan make last-minute push for votes

As the campaign for the Southwest Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat entered its final day before Tuesday’s special election, Republican Daniel Donovan and Democrat Vincent Gentile were crisscrossing the district, meeting voters and making a last-minute pitch for votes.


PHOTOS: Flower Power takes over Bay Ridge

The skies are smiling in Brooklyn, and blossoms are bursting forth all over the borough.

We hear the famous cherry blossoms in Brooklyn Botanic Garden are looking absolutely spectacular these days.

But those who are too short on time to make a visit to the famed garden are likely to find flora galore on quick strolls in their own neighborhoods.

Take Bay Ridge, for instance. The stately Verrazano-Narrows Bridge isn't the only photo-worthy sight in springtime. Dazzling blooms can be found at every turn.


Cuomo endorses Gentile for congress

Democrat Vincent Gentile is getting a last-minute boost in his congressional campaign from Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo, who had previously stated that he would not make any endorsements in the race to succeed former congressman Michael Grimm, apparently changed his mind and has endorsed his fellow Democrat Gentile on Thursday.


Felder hosting agency fair in Midwood

Residents will get a chance to meet representatives from various city agencies and civic organizations and get their questions answered on everything from how to pay water bills to applying for senior housing at a special fair state Sen. Simcha Felder is hosting on May 7.

The free event, which Felder is sponsoring, will take place on Thursday, May 7, at the Midwood Library, 985 East 16th St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.



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