The B37 bus is back!

After four years of waiting, Brooklyn bus riders finally have their B37 back!

The bus began rolling again on Sunday, four years after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) eliminated the bus line as a cost-cutting measure. The MTA announced earlier this year that service would be restored starting June 29.


St. Anselm grads earn $500,000 in scholarships

In only its second year of existence, Saint Anselm Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge is showing remarkable signs of success, according to school officials, who said the Class of 2014 has earned an impressive $500,000 in high school scholarships.

The school’s Board of Directors and Principal James McKeon also announced that 96 percent of the eighth graders who recently graduated from the school at 365 83rd St. were accepted into their first choice of high school.


Bishop Kearney’s new president a big believer in single sex education

Dr. Margaret Minson, the new president of Bishop Kearney High School, said the all-girls Catholic school in Bensonhurst is part of an important educational movement in the US, one that has positive and lasting effects on students. “Single sex education in this day and age is invaluable,” she told the Brooklyn Eagle in a phone interview.


New Utrecht students use school walls as their canvas

Daniela Garcia, member of the Class of 2014, has left a parting gift to the students who will come after her to New Utrecht High School in the years to come.

During her senior year, Daniela was one of several New Utrecht students who took part in a unique art project led by guidance counselor Yaron Dotan. The teens created four murals on walls inside the school building at 1601 80th St. “It was fun. And it was a nice way for me to leave,” Garcia said.


Free yoga lessons bring 100 participants to Shore Road Park

The first in a series of free outdoor yoga lessons sponsored by two Bay Ridge lawmakers took place in Shore Road Park on June 24, attracting an enthusiastic crowd of 100 participants looking to limber up and find inner peace in a bucolic setting.


Bay Ridge Eco Dock opens for 2nd season on Saturday

The Bay Ridge Community Eco Dock will open for a second season of waterfront activities on June 28 and local officials are pulling out all the stops to mark the reopening, including free tours of an historic schooner and lessons on how to cultivate oysters.

The opening ceremony, hosted by Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-Bensonhurst), the New York City Parks Department and the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, will take place on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.


OPINION: Bay Ridge—a Brooklyn success story

A recent Brooklyn Daily Eagle article by Paula Katinas states that “Bay Ridge is such a desirable neighborhood to live in, people will do anything to live there.”

Many buyers are purchasing one- or two family homes, gutting them, then transforming them into multi-family housing with as many as eight apartments. In some cases, says Katinas, the buyers claim they’re only making minor improvements, get permits for the work, but then redo the house from top to bottom.


Colton says city’s trash plant plan is ‘not progressive’

Undaunted by the uphill battle he is facing in his fight to keep the city from building a trash processing plant on the Bensonhurst waterfront, Assemblyman Bill Colton said now is not the time to give up.

In fact, things might be on the upswing, he hinted.


Nadler says closing loophole will end NSA’s ‘backdoor searches’ of U.S. citizens

An amendment to a defense appropriations bill could put a leash on the National Security Agency (NSA) and its controversial practice of spying on Americans, according to U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler.

Nadler (D-Brooklyn-Manhattan), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, worked to garner support for the Sensenbrenner/Lofgren/Massie amendment which he said seeks to end a “backdoor search” loophole currently in place that permits the NSA to look through the communications, including emails and cell phone conversations, of U.S. citizens without a warrant.


Sum, Sum, Summertime eye candy … in Dyker Heights

The waterfalls are wonderful, the statues divine (some in the literal sense, others simply beautiful to behold).

These photos of Dyker Heights in summertime show the care and attention lavished on the landscaping in the months when homeowners aren't preoccupied with prepping for the neighborhood's Christmas-season Dyker Lights decorating extravaganza.

Another waterfall, seen in the photo below



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