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Bay Ridge community board asks city for better bike lanes

Bay Ridge could soon become a bicycle rider’s paradise if the city’s Department of Transportation goes along with a request made by the local community board. … Full Article
 

Mismatch Day gives kids chance to make creative clothing choices

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn’s Annual Mismatch Day event on April 17 created a lively atmosphere that helped to boost school spirit while encouraging creativity and acceptance. … Full Article
 

City gives Bay Ridge go-ahead for Summer Stroll on 3rd

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved plans by the Merchants of Third Avenue business group to host another series of Summer Stroll events this July and August. … Full Article
 

Storefront Art Walk matches artists with merchants

Organizers of the Storefront Art Walk in Bay Ridge recently played the role of matchmaker, bringing together talented artists and savvy local merchants for a special exhibition. … Full Article
 

Sanitation Dept. expands organic recycling in Bay Ridge

More Bay Ridge residents will be asked to collect their after-dinner table scraps as part of the Department of Sanitation’s organic recycling effort, according to a local official who said the agency is expanding a pilot program already underway in the neighborhood. … Full Article
 

Colton organizing Bensonhurst trash plant protest

Undaunted by the start of construction of a new Department of Sanitation trash processing plant in Bensonhurst, Assemblymember Bill Colton is organizing a rally to protest the facility. … Full Article
 

NYC council says credit check ban will help end job discrimination

If you’re applying for a job and your prospective employer demands to see your credit history, that employer could be violating New York City law. … Full Article
 

Taste of the Ridge offers culinary delights

Eireann Fogarty was munching on hot wings from The Kettle Black on Sunday afternoon, but she wasn’t actually in The Kettle Black while she was enjoying the food. She was standing, plate in hand, in the auditorium of Saint Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Malliotakis, Abbate push bill to help veterans boost pensions

Military veterans who worked for New York State will be able to get higher state pensions if a bill supported by the Assembly Committee on Government Employees is signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. … Full Article
 

Chokehold case questions follow Daniel Donovan

Even if Dan Donovan prefers to talk about Iran, immigration or taxes, there's another topic the Republican congressional hopeful can't avoid: the death of Eric Garner at the hands of a police officer. … Full Article
 

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