In a rare instance in which Democrats and Republicans are in complete agreement, a lawmaker and a political candidate have each started a petition drive to urge the MTA to lower the tolls for Brooklyn motorists driving on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. … Full Article
On Saturday, March 15, the St. Nicholas Home, a nonprofit interdenominational residence for elderly individuals in Bay Ridge, hosted its 35th Anniversary Gala at The Vanderbilt at South Beach on Staten Island. … Full Article
The skies over Bay Ridge were cloudy but the smiles were sunny as the community played host to the 24th Annual Bay Ridge Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday.
Luckily, it didn’t rain on the parade! … Full Article
In the 2016 presidential election, 55.98 percent of eligible voters in New York City went to the polls, according to the Board of Elections. But an effort to increase those numbers for the next election is running into opposition in Albany. … Full Article
Construction of a new ferry landing at the 69th Street Pier in Bay Ridge is right on schedule, according to officials from the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), who said the pier will be one of the key stops on the South Brooklyn route of the new Citywide Ferry Servic … Full Article
The arrival of spring and warmer weather means that folks of all ages will soon be heading to city parks. But for some residents of Bay Ridge, getting to the park is not as easy as it may seem. … Full Article
In a surprise move, U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, the lone Republican in New York City’s congressional delegation, planned to buck his party’s leadership in the House of Representatives and vote against the GOP’s repeal of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. … Full Article