Grimm relieved at Sandy bill’s passage and new Brooklyn funds

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-Staten Island) issued the following statement after the House passed a $50 billion aid package for Hurricane Sandy victims in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut Tuesday night. … Full Article

Dov Hikind declares war on Boro Park banks

Does Assemblyman Dov Hikind have something to say about the large number of financial institutions setting up shop on Borough Park’s 13th Avenue? You can bank on it! … Full Article

Conservative Party head calls gun bill Cuomo’s ‘political theater’

Is the state’s tough new gun control bill the opening salvo in the 2016 presidential campaign? Mike Long thinks so. … Full Article

Calling Spencer Tracy! Boys Town is coming to Dyker Heights

The classic movie “Boys Town,” depicting a Catholic priest’s efforts to save a bunch of tough street kids from a life of crime, will be coming to life in Dyker Heights, only without Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney. … Full Article

Bay Ridge parents seek cure for son’s rare disease

Dayna Scarso knew something was wrong with her two-year-old son Pietro when she took him to the playground near her Bay Ridge home last year. “In the park, he was just slower than the other boys,” she told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. … Full Article

Fix is set for Sandy-ravaged Bensonhurst seawall

The Shore Parkway seawall, which sustained heavy damage during Hurricane Sandy, will undergo emergency repairs by the New York City Parks Department, a Community Board 11 offi … Full Article

Grimm combat: Bay Ridge rep at war with Boehner over Sandy relief

Almost two weeks have passed since House Speaker John Boehner shockingly refused to let that very unpopular body vote to approve a desperately needed $61 billion Hurricane Sandy aid fund. The very same measure had passed the Senate with wholehearted support from most Republican senators and almos … Full Article

Does Hinsch’s closure mean fast food takeover on 5th Avenue?

Hinsch’s rose from the dead once. But the famous Bay Ridge ice cream parlor is not going to get a second life, after all.  … Full Article

Grimm facing uphill battle getting Sandy relief bill passed

With the House of Representatives set to vote on a $51 billion Hurricane Sandy relief package on Jan. 15, U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Brooklyn-Staten Island) said he’s spending nearly every waking moment trying to persuade his colleagues to vote for the bill. … Full Article

Remember long gas lines? So do we, say lawmakers

Those long lines at the gas stations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy should not be repeated when the next emergency rolls around, two Bay Ridge lawmakers said.  … Full Article


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