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Short but sweet: Photogenic one-block streets in Bay Ridge

These shorties are adorable.

The map of Bay Ridge is dotted with numerous single-block streets. Some of these baby-sized byways can get you from Point A to Point B while others are dead-ends, enhancing their secluded charm.

One of the most charming single-block streets in the neighborhood is Bay Ridge Place, which is paved with cobblestones like you'd see in a historic district. See related story.


Street of Dreams: Bay Ridge Place charms with cobblestones and century-old rowhouses

Ah, the cobblestones of Bay Ridge.

Say what?

Yes. Cobblestones.

There's a terrific little street called Bay Ridge Place in this southwest Brooklyn neighborhood. It's paved with Belgian block, like you'd expect to find in a historic district.

Bay Ridge Place is graced with a century-old row of bow-windowed houses and other charming homes plus tall trees creating a leafy canopy. It's a scene fit to set preservationists' hearts aflutter — if they're fortunate enough to discover it.


Bay Ridge Prep baseball goes back-to-back

Stellar pitching by Jacob Bassil, clutch defense from John Walsh and Brandon Warnock and timely hitting and base-running by Gabriel Bassil and Max Poret kept the Private School Athletic Association varsity baseball championship in the hands of the Bay Ridge Prep Tigers for a second consecutive season.


Adelphi’s young scientists put theories to the test

Students from Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn put their scientific theories into practice for the Annual Schoolwide Science Fair earlier this month, eagerly sharing experiments and research projects with their classmates, teachers and parents.


Brooklyn students to perform original musical in Italian

It’s one thing for children to star in an original musical. It’s another thing to perform in an original musical in which the dialogue and songs will be entirely in Italian.

Students from the Little Italian Language School of Brooklyn will be doing just that when they present “Il Festival Della Musica Italiana,” an original musical in Italian, on Friday, May 29, in the auditorium of Most Precious Blood Church, 70 Bay 47th St., at 6 p.m.

Sponsored by the church’s Onora Italian Ministry, the show is inspired by Antonio Vivaldi’s famous composition “The Four Seasons.”


Poly Prep senior’s legacy: Raising $20,000 for cancer kids

When Margaret Riordan was a sophomore at Poly Prep County Day School, she founded Poly Kids Walk for Kids with Cancer, a group that participated in walkathons to raise money for children with the disease.

Riordan is a now a senior getting ready to graduate from Poly Prep and can look back on her philanthropic endeavors with pride, according to school officials, who said she and her team have raised an impressive $20,000 over the past three years.


Edward R. Murrow HS celebrates 40th anniversary

Former students returned in large numbers to Edward R. Murrow High School to take part in a big celebration of the school’s 40th anniversary. The event, which took place at the school at 1600 Avenue L in Midwood in April, was open to all alumni, retired teachers and their guests.

Hundreds came back to Murrow and took a stroll down memory lane. The anniversary celebration included a preview of “The Addams Family,” the school’s spring musical. There was also face painting by the school’s Art Department, planetarium shows, chess games with the chess team and a robotics presentation.


Hikind demands daily trash pickups at yeshivas

There are more than 60,000 students currently attending yeshivas in the heavily Jewish communities of Borough Park and Midwood according to Assemblymember Dov Hikind, who said that the figure represents a much larger enrollment than is found in the local public schools.

Public schools receive daily trash collections by the city’s Department of Sanitation (DOS) and yeshivas deserve the same service, Hikind said.


Injured veteran honored at Memorial Day breakfast

An Iraq war veteran who suffered a traumatic brain injury and who gets by, these days, with help from her service dog was cited for her courage and fortitude at a special pre-Memorial Day breakfast in Bay Ridge on Thursday.

U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Katherine Ragazzino brought along her faithful service dog Daisy when she walked up to the podium in the ballroom of the Bay Ridge Manor catering hall to accept a citation from state Sen. Marty Golden as hundreds of veterans stood and applauded her.


Maimonides trustee wins United Hospital Fund award

Maimonides Medical Center was front and center at a recent awards luncheon held by the United Hospital Fund, as one of its board members was honored.

Jack Hidary, a member of the board of trustees at Maimonides Medical Center, was among the winners of the Distinguished Trustee Awards presented by the United Hospital Fund (UHF) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on May 11. The award honors individuals for their leadership and service in the field of health care.



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