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Markowitz praises newly remodeled Hinsch’s restaurant

For Marty Markowitz, accompanying manager Lee Moudatsos to the dessert display case inside Mike’s Hinsch’s restaurant in Bay Ridge to look at the creamy confections was a recipe for trouble. "It's like sending an alcoholic to a bar,” joked the food-loving borough president. … Full Article
 

Gentile inspects eco dock at 69th St. pier

Southern Brooklyn’s first eco dock is finally in place at the 69th Street pier in Bay Ridge and kayakers will be able to start pursuing their water sport at the end of this month, according to Councilman Vincent Gentile, who came to the pier Tuesday morning Borough Parks Commissioner Kevin  … Full Article
 

Harbor Defense Museum reopens at Fort Hamilton

The US Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton is steeped in history. Located on Brooklyn’s southwest waterfront in Bay Ridge, the fort was built in 1825, when the US was still a young nation. The famous names that have served there throughout its history include Robert E. … Full Article
 

Grimm changes his position on Syria strike

As congress debates whether or not to take military action against Syria, President Barack Obama learned on Thursday that he can’t count on US Rep. Michael Grimm’s vote. … Full Article
 

New era begins at St. Patrick’s in Bay Ridge

Wednesday marked the beginning of the school year for thousands of children who attend Catholic schools in Brooklyn. But for the students of St. Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge in particular, it was the start of a new academic and spiritual journey. … Full Article
 

Advocates push for childhood cancer research funds

Chris King, holding his three-year-old daughter Cami in his arms, talked about how lucky his family is. “Things are looking up,” he said, as he stood in front of Saint Ephrem Catholic Church in Dyker Heights on Wednesday. … Full Article
 

Daily Beast names Malliotakis one of nine women remaking GOP

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who has been considered a rising star in the Republican Party ever since she surprised political pundits by capturing her assembly seat three years ago, has won praise from media superstar Tina Brown’s website, which called her one of nine women reshaping t … Full Article
 

Doctor warns: Beware of bone damage from heavy backpacks

With school set to open soon, parents are probably busy buying school supplies for their kids. One of the items on every student’s do-do list is the purchase of a new backpack to carry notebooks and textbooks. … Full Article
 

Felder keeping his office open 12 hours on primary day

State Sen. Simcha Felder isn’t even on the ballot on Primary Day, but he’s going to keep his district office open for 12 hours that day. … Full Article
 

World War II veteran recalls liberating Buchenwald death camp

Albert Goldberg, a member of the Greatest Generation, said the years have quickly flown by since he saw combat in World War II 70 years ago. “It seems like yesterday to me,” the Brighton Beach resident said. … Full Article
 

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