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Bay Ridge’s Norwegian specialty shop to close

One of the last links to Bay Ridge’s Norwegian-American past will soon be no more. Nordic Delicacies, a Third Avenue shop specializing in homemade Scandinavian dishes and imported goods, is closing its doors on Jan. 31, owner Arlene Bakke Rutuelo has confirmed. … Full Article

Grimm bids farewell to constituents

Former Congressman Michael Grimm left office Monday, but on his way out the door, he bade his constituents a fond farewell. … Full Article

Bay Ridge block turns blue over NYPD deaths

Residents on one Bay Ridge block are getting behind a campaign to support the New York Police Department in a big way by tying blue ribbons around more than two-dozen trees on their street. … Full Article

Guild for Exceptional Children joins Rite Aid’s KidsCents charity

A Bay Ridge-based organization that helps the developmentally disabled stands to benefit from shoppers buying shampoo, toothpaste and other items at local Rite Aid pharmacies. … Full Article

Father Time's Favorite Brooklyn Real Estate: Newkirk Plaza in Ditmas Park

Happy New Year, Brooklyn. To honor the arrival of 2015, we're eyeballing the Brooklyn real estate that Father Time loves best. … Full Article

State Senate to hold hearings on police safety

In the wake of the assassinations of police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu on a Brooklyn street, Republican leaders of the New York State Senate announced that the senate will hold a series of public hearings starting in early January to examine police safety. … Full Article

Grimm leaves office Jan. 5

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, who announced on Monday night that he is resigning from Congress, will spend his last day as a member of the House of Representatives on Jan. 5. … Full Article

Grimm resignation fires up speculation on replacement

In the wake of U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm's decision to resign from congress, speculation about who will replace him is reaching a fever pitch. … Full Article

Apartment house construction plan raises concerns in Bay Ridge

A developer’s plan to build a seven-story apartment house in Bay Ridge on the same site where a Catholic convent stood for nearly 50 years is sounding alarm bells, according to Community Board 10 leaders, who said the neighbors have expressed concern over the height of the new building. … Full Article

‘The History of Dyker Heights’ on film

If you think Dyker Heights is famous only for its over-the-top Christmas decorations, Dr. Christian Zaino would like to set you straight. … Full Article


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