Dyker Heights

Bay Ridge merchants collect Christmas toys for soldiers’ kids

The toys were piling up as fast as the pizza slices were disappearing at the Yellow Hook Grille restaurant in Bay Ridge Monday night as the Merchants of Third Avenue business group held a Christmas party-toy drive. … Full Article

Hurricane will help to save Fort Hamilton from budget ax, advocate says

Something good might come out of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, according to a civic activist who said the superstorm proved that the Fort Hamilton Army Base is a much needed facility. … Full Article

City dedicates 13th Avenue in memory of Holocaust hero

A Swedish diplomat who braved the wrath of the Nazis and saved the lives of thousands of Jews during the dark days of the Holocaust will be remembered forever in Borough Park now that New York City has renamed a 24-block stretch of 13th Avenue in his honor. … Full Article

In Poly’s ‘Robin Hood,’ Prince John wants to build a munitions factory

Poly Prep’s middle school in Dyker Heights is putting on a play – “Robin Hood” – but the plot may be a little different than you remember from your childhood. … Full Article

Bay Ridge park turns into Winter Wonderland for a good cause

Julianna and Nicholas Bambina were holding the Christmas ornaments they made by hand at a booth in the Christmas Village as they watched children glide across a skating rink set up on the grass in John Paul Jones Park in Bay Ridge on Dec. 8. … Full Article

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars toss wreaths into New York Harbor off the 69th Street Pier in Bay Ridge during a ceremony held on Dec. 7 to mark the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The attack by the Japanese on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on Dec. … Full Article

Chisholm tribute airs clash over abortion rights in poor communities

Forty years after Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman to run as a major-party presidential candidate, her supporters gathered Tuesday at the Brooklyn College Library to celebrate her life. … Full Article

Tourists love Brooklyn's Christmas lights tour

Tony Muia was born and raised in Brooklyn and always loved the Christmas lights of Dyker Heights, an Italian-American neighborhood where proud locals cover their homes in twinkling bulbs and fill their front yards with life-size Santas and Nativity scenes. … Full Article

13th Ave renamed for Raoul Wallenberg, Swede who saved 100,000 Jews

Councilman David Greenfield (D-Borough Park) will hold a ceremony to unveil a new street sign dedicating a stretch of 13th Avenue in memory of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat whose efforts saved more than 100,000 Jews from death at the hands of the Nazis in Hungary during World War II. … Full Article

Bensonhurst is not the Florida Everglades: Couple indicted for keeping alligator, drugs, guns

Brooklyn isn’t the Florida Everglades, but a Bensonhurst couple is in trouble with the law for allegedly keeping an alligator in their house. … Full Article


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