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Large crowds expected at Fifth Ave. spring festival

Bay Ridge is rolling out the red carpet for the Fifth Avenue Spring Festival, an exciting event that is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of visitors to the popular shopping strip. … Full Article
 

Ex-cop announces run for Donovan’s House seat

The race to see which Democrat will challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan when he runs for re-election next year is getting more crowded. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge’s two-party system highlights race for Gentile seat

The race to succeed outgoing Councilmember Vincent Gentile is offering a rare opportunity to see the two-party system at work in New York, a rare sight in city politics dominated by Democrats. … Full Article
 

Di Gilio Playground getting $2.8 million facelift

A popular playground that straddles the border between Borough Park and Kensington is getting a $2.8 million renovation, according to Councilmember David G. Greenfield, who said the revamped version of the park will include new play equipment designed to meet the needs of today’s children. … Full Article
 

Brannan: Give city control over transit system

The chances of it happening are probably slim, but a City Council candidate from Bay Ridge is proposing that control over the running of the buses and subways be handed over to New York City. … Full Article
 

Gentile says city should make corruption fighting easier

The public wants to root out political corruption, but it needs the tools to go after the bad guys, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who is pushing legislation it easier for everyday New Yorkers to help stamp out crooks. … Full Article
 

Golden: Weekend express buses boost city’s economy

Calling it a decision “good for the community, good for the environment and good for the economy,” state Sen. Marty Golden is praising a move by MTA to permanently reinstate weekend service on the X28 express bus between Southwest Brooklyn and midtown Manhattan. … Full Article
 

Swastika graffiti found at Bay Ridge pier

Just days before Memorial Day, as onlookers gathered on Thursday to watch the Parade of Ships below the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and sail through the Narrows into New York Harbor for Fleet Week celebrations, swastikas were found scrawled on a utility box and lamppost at the American Veterans Memo … Full Article
 

Environment is focus of Bay Ridge art show

A Bay Ridge exhibition that opened back on Earth Day in April is still going strong, but art lovers will have to hurry if they want to enjoy the show. It closes on May 31. … Full Article
 

Bensonhurst Alliance makes Bath Avenue gleam

Eileen LaRuffa, armed with her trusty scraper, was busy at work removing a flyer that someone had illegally glued to a street pole on the corner of Bath Avenue and Bay 20th Street. … Full Article
 

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