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

Bay Ridge plays host to 150th Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade

A retired U.S. Marine and a Korean War veteran will both proudly lead the way as hundreds of veterans and supporters of the military march up Third Avenue in Bay Ridge for the 150th Kings County Memorial Day Parade. … Full Article

Sarsour commencement speech draws fire

Despite mounting public pressure from elected officials and leaders of Jewish and Catholic organizations, the chancellor of the City University of New York (CUNY) is refusing to rescind an invitation for controversial Arab-American civil rights leader Linda Sarsour to serve as the guest spe … Full Article

Holy Angels student paints hydrants in Memorial Day tribute

Nolan Keegan, a sixth grader at Holy Angels Catholic Academy, wants to join the armed forces when he grows up. He’s not sure if he will become a Navy SEAL or if he’s destined to be Marine. “But I want to join the military,” he told the Brooklyn Eagle. … Full Article


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