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Golden wants felony charges against owners of illegal housing

A week before Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge community leaders are planning to hold a town hall forum to put together a battle plan against illegal home conversions, state Sen. Marty Golden is redoubling his efforts to pass legislation to crack down on property owners. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge artist finds a gallery close to home

A Bay Ridge artist who is inspired by his surroundings has found a place close to home to exhibit his work. … Full Article
 

How the Klezmatics ‘collaborated’ with Woody Guthrie

The late, great Woody Guthrie, whose song “This Land Is Your Land” is considered an American classic, had strong ties to Brooklyn. Guthrie and his second wife, a Martha Graham dancer named Majorie Mazia, lived on Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island in the 1940s. … Full Article
 

Federal judge orders special contest to fill Grimm’s vacant seat on Friday

A federal judge says he's going to set a date for a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm unless New York's governor does so by Friday. … Full Article
 

Hikind blasts Democratic boycott of Netanyahu speech

Assemblyman Dov Hikind is making an unusual request of the man who represents him in congress. And it has nothing to do with a constituent concern. … Full Article
 

Maimonides raises flag to promote heart health

Maimonides Medical Center, recognized by the federal government as one of the top 10 hospitals in the U.S. for cardiac care, marked National Heart Month by raising a flag to honor the work done by doctors, nurses and medical teams to save the lives of patients. … Full Article
 

Foodtown manager does more than feed hungry, says P.T.A.

The P.T.A. at P.S./I.S. 104, which presents a Brotherhood Award each year, decided to honor an everyday hero of Bay Ridge this time around. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Lawyers meet to discuss ethics and discipline

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association held its monthly meeting in Bay Ridge on Wednesday night where speaker Diana Szochet discussed the topic that every lawyer dreads hearing about — attorney discipline. … Full Article
 

Dept. of Education building 2 new schools in District 20

School District 20 in Brooklyn, which educational leaders often describe as bursting at the seams due to overcrowded classrooms, is getting some relief. … Full Article
 

Valentine’s Day offers ‘Rhapsody & Romance’ in Bay Ridge

Looking for that special present to give to the love of your life on Valentine’s Day? What could be more romantic than a concert? … Full Article
 

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