Bay Ridge’s special relationship to ‘Saturday Night Fever’

It was the blockbuster hit movie that turned John Travolta into a superstar and put Bay Ridge on the map. “Saturday Night Fever,” featuring pulsating disco music by the Bee Gees, opened in movie theaters 40 years ago this week. … Full Article

Local civic groups distribute gift cards at Fort Hamilton’s annual children’s holiday party

The Rotary Club of Verrazano, the Salaam Club of New York and the Bay Ridge Community Council (BRCC) joined forces to bring an extra bit of holiday cheer to the children of servicemen and women at the Fort Hamilton Army base in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

City postpones big Bay Ridge water main project

The city is still coming to Bay Ridge to replace water mains but the project has been postponed until after Christmas, according to Community Board 10 officials. … Full Article

St. Nicholas Home hosts annual board of directors Christmas banquet

The St. Nicholas Home, a nonprofit interdenominational residence for elderly individuals in Bay Ridge, hosted its annual board of directors’ Christmas Banquet on Wednesday, Dec. 6. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Lawyers Association hosts breakfast with Santa at Fort Hamilton army base

The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (BRLA) hosted its inaugural Breakfast with Santa at the Fort Hamilton Community Club in Bay Ridge on Saturday, Dec. 2. Members, their families and friends all brought their kids as they shared a breakfast and then got to meet Santa Claus. … Full Article

Bay Ridge remembers Pearl Harbor

A small group of dedicated Bay Ridge veterans and local civic leaders braved the cold on Thursday for an emotional wreath-laying ceremony on the 76th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. … Full Article

For Adelphi students, holiday season is time of service

The holiday season is a busy time at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn, but students aren’t just thinking of presents under the Christmas tree. … Full Article

There’s lots of holiday happenings in Dyker Heights

Dyker Heights is famous the world over for the gigantic Christmas decorations gracing the front lawns of local homeowners and the crowds of tourists who flock to the neighborhood each December to the bright lights. … Full Article

Study finds low grad rates for Brooklyn public college students

Brooklyn residents who enroll in public colleges in the borough have low graduation rates, according to an alarming new report from the Center for an Urban Future, a think tank based in Manhattan that studies ways to reduce economic inequality through changes in public policy. … Full Article

Proud Heritage: Brooklyn’s Salaam Club celebrates charity, fellowship at holiday gala

The Salaam Club of New York held its 72nd Annual Holiday Gala on Saturday, a lavish event that brought together community leaders, clergy, club members and their guests. … Full Article


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