Dyker Heights

Poly Prep begins search for new headmaster

In the wake of a surprising announcement from the headmaster of prestigious Poly Prep Country Day School that he plans to leave his job at the end of the 2015-2016 school year, the co-chairs of the school’s board of trustees said they will immediately begin a search for a new headmaster. … Full Article

Maimonides doctor says kids need 10-12 hours of sleep

Here’s an unusual back-to-school tip for parents: Children need plenty of ZZZs in order to learn the three Rs. … Full Article

Meet Leng Tan, East Midwood Jewish Center's Israeli dance teacher

Mazel tov, Leng Tan. The shayna maidel (which loosely translated means “lovely lady”) who teaches Israeli dance at a Conservative Jewish synagogue in Midwood is the daughter of immigrants from Hainan Island, China. … Full Article

Teens conduct litter sweep of Bensonhurst streets

More than 100 Bensonhurst teenagers are spending the last weeks of summer vacation before school re-opens sprucing up the sidewalks of their neighborhood and encouraging their fellow residents to do the same. … Full Article

Second phase begins for Verrazano Bridge repairs

Drivers will have to pay extra attention on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge now that a major reconstruction project has entered its next phase. … Full Article

Religion Vs Education: City probes Orthodox schools, 38 in Brooklyn

The story that Yeshivas serving New York's Hasidic communities – including 38 in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights, Williamsburg and Borough Park neighborhoods -- provide scant secular education to their students has hit a nerve with readers across the Internet. … Full Article

Teaching kids how to save, one penny at a time

“A penny saved is a penny earned,” as the old saying goes. Louis Peters agrees with that theory wholeheartedly. … Full Article

Felder launches ‘Wear a Helmet’ campaign for bike safety

In response to a recent report which labeled the 66th Police Precinct in Borough Park as the second most dangerous precinct in the city for bike riders, state Sen. … Full Article

Nadler endorses Iran nuclear deal after Obama letter

A personal letter from President Barack Obama to U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Coalition of Student Groups brings Middle East politics to Bay Ridge, takes to the street

The bloodshed over contested territories in Israel and Palestine may be thousands of miles away, but several dozen protesters sought to bring the debate home with a rally and march in Bay Ridge. … Full Article


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