Yoni Hikind announces run for City Council seat

Longtime Brooklyn Assemblymember Dov Hikind may not be the only member of his family to hold public office now that his son is setting his sights on running for the City Council seat to be vacated by David Greenfield. … Full Article

Guess Who's Back? Grimm eyeing run for his old Congress seat

In what could be the political equivalent of coming back from the dead, former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm is strongly considering running in 2018 for the House seat he resigned from two years ago, multiple sources told the Brooklyn Eagle. … Full Article

Summer Stroll returns to Bay Ridge Aug. 4

After a brief hiatus, Summer Stroll on 3rd is back! The next one will take place on Friday, Aug. 4 and if the past two Summer Strolls in July are any indication, Third Avenue in Bay Ridge will be the center of the universe that night. … Full Article

Brooklyn GOP fields candidate for Borough President

Brooklyn Republican Party Chairman Ted Ghorra and Executive Committee Members have endorsed Vito Bruno for Brooklyn borough president. In an effort for Brooklyn to remain a two-party system, the GOP has joined together to support its lone candidate for BP. … Full Article

Campaign Finance Board names City Council debate sponsors

There are two City Council elections in November in which the incumbents are not running for re-election. Councilmembers Vincent Gentile (D-Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-Bensonhurst) and Darlene Mealy (D-Bedford-Stuyvestant-Oceanhill-Brownsville) are both term-limited and cannot seek reelection. … Full Article

Repairs postponed again for collapsed ramp at Shore Road Park

Repair work has not yet begun on the collapsed Shore Road Park ramp at 97th Street. The long-delayed repairs were promised to begin by early summer. Well, summer’s halfway through and nothing has been done. … Full Article

Regina-Potter touts district leader role in council race

Republican Lucretia Regina-Potter has run for public office a number of times in recent years, coming up short each time. But the candidate is vowing that things will be different this time.  … Full Article

Cuomo signs Savino property tax exemption bill

Thousands of senior citizens in Brooklyn who up to now have not been eligible for a state program that gives older adults a break on their property taxes will finally be able to receive the financial boost, according to state Sen. Diane Savino. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s London attack hero in line for ROTC award

The accolades keep coming for Mark Kindschuh, the Bay Ridge native who helped save a man’s life during the horrific terror attack in London last month. … Full Article

Gentile makes final push, urging MTA to fix ailing R trains

In light of the “summer of hell” on New York’s commuter railways, city Councilmember Vincent Gentile, in a letter to returning MTA Chairman Joe Lhota, made a second call for an audit of the infamous R train, citing specific improvements that are necessary for commuters, in what could be Gen … Full Article


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