Hikind urges caution on Ocean Parkway bike path

Pedestrians and bicyclists are wandering into each other’s paths on Ocean Parkway, setting up a potential for serious accidents, according to Assemblymember Dov Hikind, who is urging everyone to exercise caution when out for a stroll or a ride on the grand boulevard. … Full Article

American Idol says Brooklyn can keep Senior Idol competition name

"Brooklyn Senior Idol" lives after all! The talent contest for senior citizens that state Sen. Marty Golden holds each year will go on this year with its original name intact after lawyers for “American Idol” backed off their threat of legal action. … Full Article

Bay Ridge takes a Night Out Against Crime

Cops and civilians came together in a convivial atmosphere in Shore Road Park Tuesday evening to celebrate National Night Out Against Crime, an event designed to reinforce the importance of the police-community partnership. … Full Article

In Public Service: Peter Abbate learns from local knowledge

Sit down to lunch in Tommaso’s with Assemblymember Peter Abbate and the talk is bound to turn to the neighborhood it’s in, Dyker Heights, and the mom and pop shops and family-owned restaurants that make the community a great place. … Full Article

Council to pump $500,000 into day laborer centers

Employment centers that find jobs for immigrant day laborers will be getting $500,000 in city funding, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and other officials announced in Bensonhurst on Monday. … Full Article

Summer Stroll on 3rd set to move north

Fresh from the success of its first two Summer Stroll on 3rd events in July, which drew hundreds of thousands of people to Bay Ridge, the Merchants of Third Avenue business group is looking north this week. … Full Article

Poly Prep student helps kids in Guyana

Blossom Parris, a student at Poly Prep Country Day School, is receiving international recognition for her efforts to help children in the South American country of Guyana to develop a love of reading. … Full Article

Donovan votes against bill Dems call ‘Donald Trump Act’

A bill that would cut federal funding to cities that don’t crack down on undocumented immigrants committing crimes was approved by the House of Representatives by a wide margin, 241-179, but it passed without the support of freshman U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who voted against the measure. … Full Article

Belt Parkway drives pothole lawsuits, Stringer says

What are the most pothole-plagued highways in Brooklyn? Judging from the number of lawsuits filed against the city by drivers whose cars have been damaged by potholes, the answer would have to the Belt Parkway. … Full Article

68th Precinct council hosts barbecue for Night Out Against Crime

Cops from the 68th Precinct and the members of the 68th Precinct Community Council are teaming up to host a major crime fighting event on Aug. 4, but there won’t be guns, handcuffs or arrests involved. It’s going to be a barbecue in Shore Road Park in Bay Ridge. … Full Article


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