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Brooklyn Election Roundup: Landslide wins for Gentile, Greenfield, Treyger

Democrat Vincent Gentile won re-election to his Bay Ridge City Council seat in a landslide on Tuesday, easily defeating John Quaglione, his Republican-Conservative opponent, by a nearly two-to-one margin, a victory that propels him to the top ranks of the council. … Full Article
 

Prospect Lefferts Gardens– The next development frontier

Brooklyn’s Prospect Lefferts Gardens has been discovered by developers armed with plans to transform vacant lots into residential developments on or near Flatbush Avenue. … Full Article
 

Bette Midler donates trees to obscure Bay Ridge highway noise

The Divine Miss M is helping Bay Ridge residents get more ZZZZs. … Full Article
 
 

Here's a roundup of council races around the borough

As voters get ready to head to the polls on Election Day, City Council candidates in several districts around Brooklyn are busy making a last minute push for votes in hopes of achieving victory. There are a number of intriguing races around the borough. … Full Article
 

Golden salutes military veterans at breakfast event

Brooklyn veterans ranging in age from senior citizens who fought in World War II to young men in their 30’s who served in the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan enjoyed a big breakfast of eggs, French toast, sausages, bacon and fresh fruit at the Bay Ridge Manor Friday morning, and state S … Full Article
 

Mayoral candidates make last-minute push for votes in southern Brooklyn

In the last days of the mayoral contest, both Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota hit the campaign trail in southern Brooklyn, greeting voters at subway stations, visiting sports bars, and in Lhota’s case chatting on the phone with a supporter at a storefront campaign headquart … Full Article
 

Library’s Midwood branch to get outdoor plaza

Book lovers who visit the Brooklyn Public Library’s Midwood branch will get to sit in beautiful plaza outside the building, thanks to Councilman David Greenfield, who obtained $250,000 from the city’s budget to fund its construction. … Full Article
 

Retailers critical of council’s ban on cigarette discounts

The ban on cigarettes sales to anyone under the age of 21 isn’t the only anti-smoking measure the City Council approved on Wednesday. … Full Article
 

Borough's job outlook tied to hospitals like LICH and Interfaith, Abbate says

There are a lot of reasons to save Long Island College Hospital (LICH) and Interfaith Medical Center in addition to the important health care these facilities provide to patients, according to lawmakers, who said the two institutions are also economic engines. … Full Article
 

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