Midwood residents fear the last remnant of an historical film era may soon be demolished.
“The legendary Vitagraph smokestack is in danger of being torn down!” said Ellen Levitt, a lifelong Brooklynite and Midwood resident since 1971. … Full Article
Putting opera aside for an evening, members of the Italian Opera Company, a Brooklyn-based performance troupe, will entertain audiences with Neapolitan folk songs in a special concert at the Dyker Heights Library on Oct. 14. … Full Article
Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, who has been endorsed for re-election by the National Federation of Independent Business, a group representing owners of small businesses across the country, recently met with merchants in Bay Ridge to discuss steps taken in Albany that she said will help … Full Article
Councilmember Vincent Gentile announced on Friday he has expanded his office hours.Starting on Oct. 8, Gentile’s office at 8018 Fifth Ave. will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. … Full Article
Continuing protests and legal action over Kaporos — a holiday ritual involving the use of live chickens, practiced by some observant Jewish communities — took place in the courts and on the streets over the last few days. … Full Article
U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm and his opponent, former Councilmember Domenic Recchia, met for their first head-to-head debate Wednesday morning. While the questions from the audience were provocative, it was the candidates’ questions to each other that generated the most heat. … Full Article