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Sharpton protest plan draws fire

Plans by the Rev. Al Sharpton to lead a march across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Aug. 23 to protest the chokehold death of Eric Garner and other alleged acts of police brutality has drawn a firestorm of criticism from officials on both sides of the Bay Ridge-Staten Island span. … Full Article
 

MTA to put more B1 buses on 86th Street

Take heart, all of you exasperated B1 bus riders! Your long, long wait for a bus to arrive may finally end. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is rolling out more B1 buses to ease congestion and long wait times. … Full Article
 

Your handy guide to Summer Stroll on 3rd

Musical performances, a scavenger hunt and an outdoor art gallery will all be part of the next Summer Stroll on 3rd as the Bay Ridge event moves south for its next two dates. … Full Article
 

Fast food version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ a big hit

“Parting is such sweet sorrow.” Especially when you’re leaving Owl’s Head Park after getting a taste of Shakespeare! … Full Article
 

Flatbush boy marks his bar mitzvah by serving needy in Israel

Instead of having a party, Joseph Ezon found a better way to celebrate his bar mitzvah. The Flatbush youngster traveled with his family and friends to Israel, where the group helped needy families by preparing food packages. … Full Article
 

Thousands enjoy Arab-American bazaar in Bay Ridge

Mira Serhan, 3, got her first tattoo in Shore Road Park on Sunday. But don’t worry. Little Mira wasn’t displaying a rebellious streak. Her mom, Mona Serhan, totally approved. In fact, Mira’s big sister, Leah, 6, also got a tattoo. … Full Article
 

Panera Bread opens new Bay Ridge location with free coffee

Hey, when you open a famous bakery-café, you can’t have just a ribbon-cutting ceremony. You have to break bread, too! … Full Article
 

Organ donors face discrimination, Nadler says

An American who generously donates his kidney to help a patient in need often finds himself the victim of discrimination later on. … Full Article
 

Shakespeare theater company offers ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in 1-hour

The Bard is getting bouncy! A Bay Ridge-based theater company is shaking up Shakespeare by presenting a truncated, one-hour version of the Bard’s classic “Romeo and Juliet” in a special day of Shakespeare in the Park on Saturday. … Full Article
 

Both suspects caught in 'despicable' robbery and beating in Midwood

The second of two suspects who assaulted a young woman in an apartment building in the vicinity of Avenue M and East 18th Street in Midwood on Sunday were arrested early Friday morning. The other suspect was apprehended on Thursday. … Full Article
 

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