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Bay Ridge convent is converted into home for disabled

Sister Dolores Ferry said she couldn’t believe how beautiful her old home is looking these days. “And it has an elevator now, too!” she said Tuesday upon paying a visit to the convent located next to Saint Anselm Catholic School that she moved out of a couple of years ago. … Full Article
 

Verrazano Bridge bike path not a new idea, advocates say

A new online petition aimed at getting the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to install a bicycle path on the currently car-only Verrazano Narrows Bridge appears to have been generated by a transportation advocacy group outside of Bay Ridge, the Brooklyn community closest to the span, a … Full Article
 

Brooklyn judges reach out to the community

Judges of Brooklyn’s Civil, Criminal, Family, and Housing Courts met members of the Brooklyn community yesterday at the St. Gabriel’s Senior Center on Hawthorne Street, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.  … Full Article
 

Eaton endorses Catsimatidis for mayor

Craig Eaton, the chairman of the Kings County Republican Party, has made his decision. He has endorsed billionaire supermarket mogul and first-time candidate John Catsimatidis for mayor. The Catsimatidis campaign announced the endorsement on April 9.  … Full Article
 

Gentile likes idea of creating "mini city halls" in libraries

Councilman Vincent Gentile, chairman of the sub-committee on libraries, said he’s fully on board with Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s idea to create mini city halls in New York City’s public libraries. … Full Article
 

Quaglione to DOT: Fix broken parking meters, remove old ones!

Drivers who try to park their cars on Bay Ridge’s shopping strips are often thwarted by busted muni-meters, according to a City Council candidate who wants the city to fix the problem. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Conservatives praise Thatcher as a role model

Contrary to her public image as the tough-as-nails “Iron Lady,” Margaret Thatcher was a “kind and gentle lady,” according to New York State Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long, who met the former British prime minister several years ago. … Full Article
 

Fort Hamilton High's Bernard King elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

ATLANTA (AP) —  Brooklyn native, and Fort Hamilton High graduate, Bernard King, is among seven people elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. … Full Article
 

OPINION: Never mind the bikes: subways to Staten Island!

A few weeks ago, my wife and I went to a concert at Historic Richmondtown in Staten Island. I thought this would be a simple matter: take the subway from our home in Chelsea to South Ferry, take the ferry, then take a bus. … Full Article
 

Hikind asks: Why wasn't F train attack video released sooner?

The suspect arrested in the attack on a woman in the F train station on 18th Avenue in Borough Park might have been nabbed sooner if the Police Department had released the video that showed the shocking crime sooner, an angry Assemblyman Dov Hikind said this week. … Full Article
 

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