Dyker Heights

St. Patrick’s Parade Committee to host meet & greet

The committee organizing the Bay Ridge Saint Patrick Parade isn’t waiting until the day of the parade to stir up excitement over the big march. There is a whole host of pre-parade activities planned between now and March 22, when the parade takes place on Third Avenue. … Full Article

Gentile pushed council to fund bulletproof vests for cops

Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who led a drive back in 2006 to secure funding to outfit 18,000 New York City cops with new bulletproof vests, praised a proposal announced last week by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to replace the vests with new ones. … Full Article

Bay Ridge business owners like Cuomo’s tax cut proposal

Owners of small, mom and pop-type businesses in Bay Ridge expressed cautious optimism about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new proposal to lower their taxes. … Full Article

Golden predicts Albany session to be packed with action

Public safety, jobs and transportation are the top items on state Sen. Marty Golden’s plate now that the state legislature’s new session is under way. … Full Article

Adelphi kids wear pajamas to school for Spirit Day event

Students at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn came to school dressed in pajamas on a recent Friday, but it wasn’t because they all overslept. It was actually Pajama Day! … Full Article

Poly Prep hosts founder of nonprofit promoting acceptance of athletes of all sexual orientations

Poly Prep’s Middle and Upper Schools welcomed Hudson Taylor, founder of Athlete Ally, to their Tuesday morning chapels on Jan. … Full Article

Xaverian internships give students a career head-start

Randy Antoun, a senior at Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge, is on his way to the top. Well actually, he’s already been there. The top of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, that is. … Full Article

Family of top Fort Hamilton quarterback denies that he is transferring to Grand Street

Sharif Legree is a Fort Hamilton Tiger and it appears that it will stay that way, according to Legree’s father Jeff Legree. … Full Article

Bay Ridge seminar focuses on business taxes

There are important changes to federal and state tax laws this year that owners of small businesses need to know about, and a seminar taking place in Bay Ridge on Jan. 29 is designed to provide the latest information, organizers said. … Full Article

How to stay healthy in cold weather? Doctor has tips

Flu season is here, but Brooklyn residents can avoid the coughing, sneezing and aching agony associated with the flu if they take precautions in the cold weather, according to a top doctor. … Full Article


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