Pentagon eyes closing military bases; Fort Hamilton advocates ‘not worried’

The Fort Hamilton Army Base, the only active military post in New York City, could wind up on a list of facilities slated for shutdown if Congress grants a Pentagon request for the formation of a new base realignment and closure commission (BRAC) next year. … Full Article

GOP mayoral candidates seek votes from Conservatives

Two men vying for the Republican Party’s nomination to run for mayor broke bread with Conservative allies on Sunday, speaking at a luncheon about issues championed by the right, including government spending and fighting crime. … Full Article

Brooklyn Italian-American Group honors founder of Caruso Museum

The Federation of Italian-American Organizations held its 36th annual fundraising gala at the El Caribe County Club on Sunday, April 7, and the dinner helped raise funds for the federation’s new Italian Cultural Center in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Independence Party endorses Quaglione for council

John Quaglione, the Republican running for the City Council seat representing Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and Bensonhurst, has picked up the endorsement of the New York State Independence Party in his quest to unseat popular incumbent Democrat Vincent Gentile. … Full Article

Welcome back! MetLife reopens Bay Ridge office after renovations

Michelle Pedigo, a regional vice president of MetLife, recalled that when she first walked into the insurance giant’s Bay Ridge office in 2007, she was less than impressed with the décor. “I thought, ‘Can we get new carpeting?’” she said. … Full Article

Who is County Chairman No. 1?

The criminal complaint filed by US Attorney Preet Bharara against state Sen. … Full Article

It’s sneezin’ season! Doctor tells how to deal with allergies

In the spring, a young man’s fancy turns to…allergies? If you find yourself sneezing, wheezing, coughing, and rubbing your itchy eyes during the warm weather months, take heart. You’re not alone in your hay fever hangover. … Full Article

Bay Ridge convent is converted into home for disabled

Sister Dolores Ferry said she couldn’t believe how beautiful her old home is looking these days. “And it has an elevator now, too!” she said Tuesday upon paying a visit to the convent located next to Saint Anselm Catholic School that she moved out of a couple of years ago. … Full Article

Verrazano Bridge bike path not a new idea, advocates say

A new online petition aimed at getting the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to install a bicycle path on the currently car-only Verrazano Narrows Bridge appears to have been generated by a transportation advocacy group outside of Bay Ridge, the Brooklyn community closest to the span, a … Full Article


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