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Gentile takes trip to Taiwan to promote stronger ties

Councilmember Vincent Gentile has traveled halfway around the world in the interest of strengthening ties between Asia and New York City. … Full Article
 

Recchia launches grassroots campaign push

With a little over three months to go until Election Day, Democrat Domenic Recchia, hoping to wrest the congressional seat that covers Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Staten Island away from Republican Michael Grimm, focused his campaign on the Brooklyn end of the two-borough district on Saturday, o … Full Article
 

Gentile calls Bay Ridge illegal home conversions an epidemic

The troubling practice of gutting one and two-family homes and constructing multiple units is becoming an epidemic in Bay Ridge and other southwest Brooklyn neighborhoods, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who called together top-level city officials to begin formulating a plan to stop  … Full Article
 

Commodore Barry biographer earns salute

Members of the Commodore Barry Club of Brooklyn were on hand at a recent gala dinner at historic Fraunces Tavern in lower Manhattan as writer Tim McGrath was honored for his literary contributions to naval history. … Full Article
 

Arab-Americans distribute safety tips for mosques

In the wake of two anti-Muslim attacks outside Brooklyn mosques, Arab-American leaders are urging members of their community to consult a booklet offering tips on keeping religious institutions safe. … Full Article
 

Congress members speak out after courts issue Affordable Care Act rulings

Two members of Brooklyn’ congressional delegation spoke out, voicing opposing viewpoints, on the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, after two federal courts issued opposing rulings on the controversial law on Tuesday. … Full Article
 

New Fort Hamilton commander has close ties to Brooklyn

Col. Joseph D. Davidson, the new commanding officer of the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton, officially assumed his new post at the fort Wednesday morning during a ceremony filled with military tradition. … Full Article
 

Coalition condemns attacks on Brooklyn Muslims

Leaders from the Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities came together for a press conference in Bay Ridge on Tuesday to denounce two shocking acts of religious intolerance against Muslims that took over the weekend. … Full Article
 

Met Council gives kids a chance to sit around the camp fire

Sixty kids from Brooklyn and Queens are getting the chance to enjoy swimming, camping, volleyball and other fun-filled activities at summer camp, thanks to the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, which expanded a scholarship fund it runs to enable the kids to get out of the city. … Full Article
 

Seniors bring creativity to wheelchair transportation

July is National Wheelchair Beautification Month and Bay Ridge senior citizens got into the spirit of the observance in a big way. … Full Article
 

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