Dyker Heights

Property tax relief bill wins senate approval

Senior citizens who qualify would be eligible for a break on their property taxes if a bill recently passed by the New York State Senate eventually becomes law. … Full Article

Bay Ridge’s 5 Ave. Spring Festival offers food, fun, frivolity

The weather forecasters predicted a deluge for Sunday afternoon, but the rain held off until the end of the Fifth Avenue Spring Festival in Bay Ridge, a delay that allowed hundreds of thousands of people the chance to enjoy the food, rides, games, music and other sights and sounds. … Full Article

Make Access-A-Ride renewal process easier, pols say

Frail elderly New Yorkers who rely on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Access-A-Ride program to get to doctor’s appointments should not have to jump through hoops to remain eligible for the service, according to two lawmakers fighting to change the system. … Full Article

Maria ‘The Ice Cream Girl’ pens children’s book

Maria Campanella has made a living selling ice cream from her truck for more than 25 years but these days she is also offering a bit of wisdom along with scoops of vanilla and chocolate. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Greenmarket turns parking lot into town square

The Bay Ridge Greenmarket, which had its official grand opening on Saturday, is more than just a place to buy fresh potatoes, carrots and strawberries from the farmers who grow them, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile. It’s also a new type of town square, he said. … Full Article

Maimonides expert: Every second counts in stroke treatment

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., according to Dr. Steven Rudolph, director of the Jaffe Stroke Center at Maimonides Medical Center, and is the leading cause of disability in adults. … Full Article

Colton, Treyger lead clean sweep of Bensonhurst

The sidewalks of Bensonhurst are looking a lot cleaner these days, thanks to a group of volunteers who took part in a community cleanup organized by Assemblymember William Colton and Councilmember Mark Treyger on May 23. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Lawyers host Judge Ingram for maritime law discussion

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association held its monthly Continuing Legal Education (CLE) meeting at which Hon. John G. Ingram discussed maritime law in a speech titled, “Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice on the High Seas” at Hunter’s Steakhouse in Bay Ridge on Wednesday. … Full Article

Bishop Kearney senior tells how blood transfusion saved her life

A Bishop Kearney High School senior says she’s living proof of the importance of donating blood. … Full Article

Artist seeks help to create work at Brooklyn Army Terminal

Imagine if Pablo Picasso asked you to pick up a paint brush to help him paint “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” back in 1907. … Full Article


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