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City moving in to address Bay Ridge homeless issue, Gentile says

The de Blasio Administration is taking steps to address a homeless problem in Bay Ridge, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who said an advocacy group that works with the Department of Homeless Services has visited Leif Ericson Park to help people living in encampments find places  … Full Article
 

Expansion planned for NYU Lutheran

NYU Langone Health System, which has been overseeing the former Lutheran Medical Center in Sunset Park since the two health care institutions merged, has big plans for the Brooklyn site, according to a top official who said the hospital will be expanded. … Full Article
 

State Senate looks at counter-terrorism

Two Brooklyn lawmakers have been named to serve on a new task force that will look at New York state’s counter-terrorism measures and come up with ways to increase public safety. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge locals fear homelessness in the neighborhood is getting worse

Homelessness — not a serious concern in Bay Ridge in past years — is starting to become one, say residents and local leaders. … Full Article
 

Third Avenue is now ‘Ragamuffin Way’

New York City officially recognized the generational importance of one of Bay Ridge’s long-standing traditions when it named a street corner in tribute to the Ragamuffin Parade, a march for children that marks its 50th anniversary this year. … Full Article
 

Step inside New Utrecht Reformed Church with the Brooklyn Eagle

Here's a privileged peek inside one of Brooklyn's historic treasures. The stones that built this church came over from Holland as ship ballast in the 1600s. It's a nice slice of Colonial history, smack in the middle of Bensonhurst. … Full Article
 

OMG! Pet blessing at New Utrecht Reformed Church

Bless the beasts of Bensonhurst. Pastor E.J. Emerson gave personalized benedictions to darling dogs and a fabulous feline named Gray Pawel outside historic New Utrecht Reformed Church on Saturday, Sept. 17. … Full Article
 

St. Nicholas Home hosts Bay Ridge garden party

On Saturday, Sept. 10, the St. Nicholas Home, a non-profit inter-denominational residence for elderly individuals in Bay Ridge, hosted a well-attended garden party. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge marathoner to run for charity

Andrew Gounardes is running in the New York City Marathon for the first time on Nov. 6, but making his debut in the world famous race isn’t the only reason he is excited. … Full Article
 

Malliotakis pedals Bike & Ride expansion

More passengers should be able to store their bicycles on racks on city buses for the ride between Bay Ridge and Staten Island, according to state Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, who is pushing the MTA to expand its successful Bike & Ride program to the S79 bus route. … Full Article
 

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