Dyker Heights

Malliotakis: Death of Castro marks new beginning

The death of Fidel Castro marks a new beginning for the people of Cuba, according to Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, a lawmaker who has a personal connection to the Caribbean island nation. Malliotakis is the daughter of a Cuban refugee. Her mother, Vera, fled Cuba in the 1950s. … Full Article

District 20 children celebrate multi-culturalism

The music, art, food and flavor of 15 different countries could all be found in one place on a recent afternoon as educators from the Pre-K for All program in School District 20 hosted a multicultural festival at its Bay 11th Street site in Bensonhurst. … Full Article

James, councilmembers demand changes in homeless policy

Charging that New York’s homeless problem has become a growing crisis, Public Advocate Letitia James and several city councilmembers are calling on the state to institute major changes in the way people in need receive assistance. … Full Article

Narrows Community Theater presents the world premiere of new holiday musical

Narrows Community Theater (NCT) will launch the world premiere of “The Most Miserable Christmas Tree,” a whimsical and enchanting new holiday musical. It will debut in December at the Fort Hamilton Army Base Theater. … Full Article

Pols sponsor holiday toy drives for children in need

Two of Southwest Brooklyn’s elected officials are getting ready to play Santa Claus this holiday season by sponsoring toy drives for children from underprivileged families. … Full Article

Ragamuffin Inc. names Arlene Keating president

Ragamuffin Inc., the nonprofit Bay Ridge organization that sponsors the annual Children’s Ragamuffin Parade on Third Avenue, has named longtime civic activist Arlene Keating as its new president. … Full Article

MTA to close Bay Ridge Ave. station for repairs

One of the busiest subway stops in Bay Ridge will be closed for a period of time to allow the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to conduct major renovations at the train station. … Full Article

Flatbush Avenue BID hosts annual Thanksgiving luncheon

A Thanksgiving luncheon at the historic Flatbush Reformed Church on Saturday, Nov. 19, was enjoyed by nearly 200 community members. … Full Article

Fontbonne opens Maria Bartiromo Broadcast Studio

One of Fontbonne Hall Academy’s most famous alums is giving back to her old school in a big way. Maria Bartiromo, the highly respected FOX Business Network (FBN) anchor, is sponsoring a new broadcast studio on the Fontbonne Hall Academy campus at 9901 Shore Road in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Scissura gets set for new job at NY Building Congress

Carlo Scissura, who announced last week that he is leaving the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to become president and CEO of the New York Building Congress, said he is looking forward to his new job for many reasons — not the least of which is the fact that he admires the role the construction indu … Full Article


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