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Gentile warns of illegal home conversion dangers

The city is starting to make progress in the fight against illegal home conversions, but more needs to be done to stop the unlawful practice, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who said elected officials, civic groups and individual citizens are working together to solve the proble … Full Article

World War II hero’s family gets his medals

The heartless burglars who stole the late Lt. Andrew Doyle’s service medals need to know this: the U.S. Army never forgets. … Full Article

Golden honors Gold Star families at Veterans Day breakfast

Four military servicemen who were killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were remembered by Brooklyn veterans who gathered for a pre-Veterans Day breakfast hosted by state Sen. Marty Golden in Bay Ridge Monday morning. … Full Article

Greenfield to hold participatory budget meeting Nov. 10

Councilmember David G. Greenfield is once again having his district take part in the City Council’s participatory budgeting process and will hold a kickoff meeting today, Nov. 10. to introduce constituents to the program. … Full Article

Senate report reveals ‘hidden dangers’ in day care centers

Children in day care centers are learning their ABCs, but letters would also come in handy for parents trying to decide if a facility is safe for their child, according to members of the state Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), who are calling for new rules to require places  … Full Article

Bay Ridge pauses to remember veterans

A patriotic mural depicting military service members was the backdrop for a pre-Veterans Day wreath laying ceremony led by Councilmember Vincent Gentile in Bay Ridge Friday morning. … Full Article

Hinsch’s is now called Stewart’s

Hinsch’s is getting a new identity. But don’t worry, all of you ice cream lovers out there, you will still be able to enjoy your sweet treats at the same location. … Full Article

Trio brings cutting edge music to Art on the Corner

An innovative trio with the unique name of 8 Strings & a Whistle is bringing its sophisticated brand of music to Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Harris victory bigger than Democrats expected

Fresh off her resounding victory in the special election for the Assembly seat in the 46th Assembly District (AD) Tuesday night, Democrat Pam Harris was busy making plans to set up district offices and hire staff to assist constituents, sources told the Brooklyn Eagle … Full Article

Hikind, Menchaca settle differences over Arab leader Sarsour's comments

Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, who has come under fire from Jewish elected officials over his support for controversial Arab-American leader Linda Sarsour in the wake of her Twitter posts praising Palestinians throwing rocks at Israeli soldiers, met with Assemblymember Dov Hikind at Hikind’ … Full Article


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