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City Council scrutinizes ‘pop up’ senior centers

They’re called “pop up” senior citizen centers because they suddenly appear out of nowhere, usually opening up in a storefront location in a community with signs promising to give older adults an array of health and educational services. … Full Article
 

Not In Our House: Bensonhurst goes into battle against graffiti vandals

Marty Golden grabbed the paint spray hose, aimed it at the wall, and fired. Out came a splash of yellow paint, firing out of the hose like bullets out of a machine gun. Golden, a state senator, had a big smile on his face. … Full Article
 

Gentile warns crooks, ‘Smile, you’re on camera!’

The area in and around Bay Ridge’s Fifth Avenue is going to be a lot safer once the New York Police Department installs new hi-tech Argus surveillance cameras on the shopping strip, Councilman Vincent Gentile predicted. … Full Article
 

Residents offer DOT support for 4th Ave. safety plan

The public seemed to like what it was hearing. … Full Article
 

Composer portrays Ira Gershwin in ‘My Brother George’

The life of composer George Gershwin as seen through the eyes of his lyricist brother Ira Gershwin is the subject of a one-man show to be presented by brooklynOne Productions, a Bay Ridge-based theater company. … Full Article
 

Seventh grader is a new state senator…but only for 1 day!

Move over, Marty Golden! There’s a new state senator in Bay Ridge. Meet Alex Pellitteri, who plans to come up to the state capitol in Albany within the next few weeks and make himself comfortable at your desk. … Full Article
 

Grimm hails TSA’s policy reversal on airplane knives

“Today, our calls to keep knives off planes have been heard!” said US Rep. Michael Grimm, reacting to a decision by the federal Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) to reverse its policy of knives on airplanes. … Full Article
 

Dyker Heights boy gets football tips from Giants star Justin Tuck

At age 11, Patryk Szustka is a little too young to play in the National Football League. But the Dyker Heights youngster he did get to hang out with New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck and other NFL pros over the June 1-2 weekend. … Full Article
 

OY! 100 Flatbush Yeshiva students ejected from NYC to Atlanta flight

 A group of about 100 high school students traveling from New York to Atlanta were thrown off an AirTran flight, along with their chaperones, after the pilot and crew lost patience with some kids who wouldn't sit down and put away their cellphones. … Full Article
 

Clothing donation bins don’t bring out charitable feelings, officials say

Good intentions can have messy consequences, according to officials at two community boards in southern Brooklyn, who said that large metal bins placed on public sidewalks to accept clothing donations are not bringing out the charitable side of residents. … Full Article
 

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