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Bay Ridge to welcome harmonica virtuoso

Jiayi He, a world-renown harmonica virtuoso, will be performing music by everyone from Stephen Foster and Johann Strauss in a special March 15 concert in Bay Ridge that is part of Art on the Corner, a music and art series presented at a local church. … Full Article
 

Xaverian beats Holy Cross, advances to Brooklyn-Queens final

The Clippers are back in the Brooklyn-Queens final. … Full Article
 

Assembly’s GOP members push anti-corruption measures

The New York State Assembly should never again have another Sheldon Silver, a lawmaker serving in the coveted post as Speaker for more than 20 years, according to members of the Republican minority in the legislative chamber. … Full Article
 

Pols demand discount on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll

Staten Island residents get a break on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll, so shouldn’t the same courtesy be extended to Brooklyn drivers, or drivers from anywhere, for that matter? That’s the question three Bay Ridge lawmakers are asking. … Full Article
 

What's for rent on Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge?

We needed a break the other day after devouring donuts at Mike's. Seriously — read our other three stories about the Bay Ridge donut shop. We were allowed to visit after hours to see donuts being made the old-fashioned way. … Full Article
 

Morning At Mike's

We spent the early hours of the night watching donuts being made. So of course we wanted to see how night ends at Mike's Donuts — in those dark hours before dawn after the Bay Ridge shop opens its doors. … Full Article
 

How to survive in the donut business for four decades

Cheaper By The Dozen. This is a concept they take seriously at Mike's Donuts. A donut's a dollar at the Bay Ridge shop — but customers pay only $7.50 for a dozen and get a 13th one for free. … Full Article
 

A Night At Mike's

We got a peek behind the scenes at a Bay Ridge pastry lovers' paradise where 100 dozen donuts are made each night — or double that number if the next day is going to be busy. … Full Article
 

Court ruling on sex offenders prompts lawmakers to act

A controversial ruling by the New York State Court of Appeals striking down sex offender residency laws in local municipalities has spurred a flurry of activity in the state legislature, as lawmakers hunt for ways to restrict the movements of the ex-cons. … Full Article
 

Cuomo sets May 5 as date for special election to replace Grimm

With his back against the wall, Governor Andrew Cuomo has relented to pressure from a federal judge and has named May 5 as the date for a special election in the Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat vacated by Republican Michael Grimm, according to a report in the Staten Island Advance. … Full Article
 

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