New York’s First Lady visits VA to encourage veterans

New York City’s First Lady, Chirlane McCray, who has made it her mission during her husband’s mayoralty to speak out on mental health issues, paid a visit to the Veteran Administration’s New York Harbor Healthcare System in Bay Ridge on Thursday to congratulate veterans taking part in an art ther … Full Article

Bay Ridge Community Council to host congressional debate

Most of the action in the special election for Republican Michael Grimm’s congressional seat is taking place on Staten Island, but Brooklyn voters will get their chance to see the main two candidates up close when the Bay Ridge Community Council holds a debate later this month. … Full Article

Graffiti, pothole complaints keep Bay Ridge board busy

What’s on the minds of Bay Ridge residents these days? Community Board 10 officials can offer a clue based on the number of phone calls they receive from people complaining about quality of life issues. … Full Article

Assembly’s GOP members vow to continue reform fight

Republicans in the New York State Assembly, who are outnumbered by Democrats 105-44, are also outgunned when it comes to trying to make major changes in how the legislative chamber operates. … Full Article

De Blasio seeking sites for more pre-K classes

With the demand for pre-kindergarten classes in New York City schools running high, as evidenced by the fact that 21,938 families applied for seats on Monday, the first day of registration in the second phase of universal pre-K, the de Blasio Administration is actively trying to locate potential  … Full Article

Review: Regina Opera's ‘Barber of Seville’

A large crowd enjoyed Rossini's “Barber of Seville” in the expansive Our Lady of Perpetual Help school auditorium on Sunday. … Full Article

Xaverian loses in city final to three-time champion Christ the King

Xaverian High School lost to Christ the King 59-56 in the Catholic High School Athletic Association’s AA city championship at Fordham University on Sunday. … Full Article

Bay Ridge leaders wonder where city is building wi-fi kiosks

The city’s plan to tear down old, outdated telephone booths and replace them with gleaming, state-of-the-art kiosks that would provide free wi-fi is getting a great deal of attention in Bay Ridge, a neighborhood that still has dozens of phone booths on its sidewalks. … Full Article

Cross harbor tunnel proposal raises concerns in Bay Ridge

In an effort to reduce truck traffic on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and other crossings, the Port Authority and the Federal Highway Administration are looking at alternative ways to get deliveries of goods and services into the city and into the northeast region of the country, including b … Full Article

Community Board 11 blasts city over snow removal

Bensonhurst and Bath Beach were treated like second class citizens by New York City this winter, according to officials at Community Board 11, who charged that the Department of Sanitation was slow to plow the white stuff off local streets after major snowstorms. … Full Article


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