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Recchia skips Dyker Heights debate against Grimm

Democratic congressional candidate Domenic Recchia created political shockwaves when he decided to skip a much-anticipated debate against U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm in Dyker Heights Tuesday night, a move that meant the embattled incumbent would have the floor all to himself. … Full Article
 

OPINION: It’s time for a foot/bike path on Verrazano Bridge

A dedication was held on Nov. 21, 1964, to open the Verrazano Bridge to the public.  That day, a group of people spoke out that the bridge should have a walkway. One carried a sign that read, "Are Feet Obsolete?" … Full Article
 

Columbus Day Parade brings out Italian pride in Brooklyn

You don’t have to be Italian to love the Columbus Day Parade. In Bensonhurst, residents of all nationalities came out to watch the 33rd Annual Brooklyn Columbus Day Parade on Saturday. … Full Article
 

Applause for NYPD, FDNY after routine response in Bensonhurst

It was a call so minor that the city has just the barest record of it in its data bases. But spectators were impressed with the professionalism shown by police and fire rescue units, which went beyond the call of duty during the course of their workday. … Full Article
 

Local pols: Albany wastes too much paper

Albany wastes too much paper, according to leaders of the Conservative Party, who are urging voters to approve an environmentally-friendly proposal on the Nov. 4 ballot aimed at reducing the glut of paper in the State Capitol. … Full Article
 

Advocates push for bike-pedestrian lane on Verrazano Bridge

Bicyclists and pedestrians should be able cross the Verrazano Bridge just like motorists do, according to a group of advocates pushing for a special lane to be installed on the Brooklyn-Staten Island span. … Full Article
 

Cops, firefighters are in Golden’s corner

State Sen. Golden, a retired police officer, has won the support of cops and firefighters in his bid for a seventh term in office. … Full Article
 

Teachout endorses Kemmerer for state senate in Bay Ridge

Jamie Kemmerer, the Democrat hoping to unseat longtime state Sen. … Full Article
 

Midwood woman, turning 107, shares her memories of turn-of-the-century Brooklyn

She remembers when streetlamps were lit by hand, and when subways cost five cents a ride. She remembers when Borough Park and Flatbush were mostly farmland and her family bought their fruits and vegetables directly from local farmers. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn author pieces together, publishes late grandmother’s novella

Talent often runs in the family. Author and Brooklynite Amy Shearn’s family is no exception. … Full Article
 

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