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Tong fundraising kicks into high gear

In one fell swoop, Democrat Nancy Tong has propelled herself into the top ranks of candidates running for outgoing Councilmember Vincent Gentile’s seat, according to figures from New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) that showed that she raised an impressive $53,650 in campaign donatio … Full Article
 

McCabe touts Adopt-A-Subway idea

A City Council candidate has an idea on how to make subway stations less grungy and more user-friendly: have business owners adopt stations. … Full Article
 

Street Sounds to host Gretsch Day celebration & concert in Bay Ridge

On Saturday June 3, beginning at 12:30 p.m., Street Sounds in Bay Ridge will host its 10th annual Gretsch Day celebration. … Full Article
 

Quaglione calls for community board approval for new bike lanes in Bay Ridge

City Council candidate John Quaglione has a plan to curtail excessive ticketing practices for cars or trucks temporarily stopped in bike lanes. He announced his proposal at a Tuesday press conference held at 92nd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge gets ready for Norwegian Day Parade

Bay Ridge’s Third Avenue will look like a grand boulevard in Oslo on Sunday, May 21, as the 65th Annual Norwegian Day Parade takes place, bringing hundreds of visitors to the neighborhood to enjoy the sights and sounds of a big day. … Full Article
 

MTA subway fix-up plan gets mixed reviews

The extraordinary admission by MTA that the subways are a mess and the announcement by agency officials on Monday of a six-point plan to address the situation are getting mixed reactions from transit advocates and elected officials. … Full Article
 

City Council candidate calls for state review of lead in school drinking water

Ede Fox, who is challenging incumbent Laurie Cumbo for the District 35 City Council seat, has called for a state review of lead in New York City public school drinking water. Fox is a community advocate who lost to Cumbo in the 2013 Democratic Primary. … Full Article
 

Flatbush man gets 2 1/2 years for shooting

A 25-year-old father of three was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison on Monday for shooting six times down Newkirk Avenue at the corner of Newkirk and East 25 Street in Flatbush. … Full Article
 

Pre-K students participate in 'Bay Ridge Rocks' art project

Students from Our Saviour’s Lutheran Preschool recently participated in Bay Ridge Rocks, a local community-based art experience that has children of all ages searching for painted rocks hidden throughout Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Pols, transit advocates demand answers after recent subway nightmare

In the wake of a massive electrical power outage at DeKalb Avenue that snarled several subway lines and stalled tens of thousands of riders from getting to work on time, elected officials and transit advocates are demanding action from Gov. … Full Article
 

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