Gentile demands traffic agents back off

Double parking is illegal. But is it okay if it’s being done by a parent dropping off a child at school?

Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst) said yes, it is. … Full Article

Greek Cultural Festival shines in Bay Ridge

The Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church at 84th Street and Ridge Boulevard held its annual Fall Cultural Festival recently, and once again the streets of Ridge Boulevard were filled with revelers – not just Greek-Americans, but all who come together to make Bay Ridge a united neighborhood. … Full Article

Students at Brooklyn’s Explore Charter School tops in ‘Progress’

When it comes to student progress, Brooklyn’s Explore Charter School is tops among city schools. The Flatbush charter made more progress than any other K-8 public school in New York City this year, according to annual progress reports the city released this week. … Full Article

Pilo Arts raises funds for breast cancer research

For this entire month, Pilo Arts, on 84th Street and Fourth Avenue, will be the exclusive Tri-State partner with the Z-100 Elvis Duran and The Morning Show, providing pink hair extension services. … Full Article

Bay Ridge welcomes opening of new school

With help from eager second graders, P.S. 264 Principal Patrice Edison, center, gets ready to cut the ceremonial ribbon to mark the officially dedication of the new elementary school on Oct. 3. P.S. 264, located at 371 89th St. in Bay Ridge, took two years to construct and opened last month. … Full Article

High School Beat: Erasmus hosts B&G in battle of unbeatens

A little less than 11 months ago, the Kangaroos of Boys and Girls High School had their chances for a Public School Athletic League Championship Division title dashed by eventual city runner-up Erasmus Hall at Brooklyn's Sid Luckman Field. … Full Article

Bay Ridge walking tour set for Oct. 20

The Historic Districts Council will conduct a walking tour of Bay Ridge on Saturday, Oct. 20, beginning at 10 a.m. … Full Article

Catholic school students contemplate life in ‘Fahrenheit 451’

Cathy Andersen calls it “one of the best decisions I ever made.” Andersen, who teaches Honors English at Fontbonne Hall Academy in Bay Ridge, said she has been assigning Ray Bradbury’s dark, classic novel “Fahrenheit 451” to her students at the elite Catholic high school for girls to read for sev … Full Article

Retired police captain looks back at Bay Ridge re-zoning fight

The next time you get that jury duty notice in the mail, don’t rip it up. Serving jury duty could change you life. It changed the direction of Bay Ridge resident Dean Rasinya’s life.
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Bay Ridge bands relive 80s music scene

While Madonna, REM, and Whitney Houston were topping the charts during the 1980s, Bay Ridge had its own vibrant music scene. Bands like City Kids, The Lynch Boys, Working Class, Alive N’ Kickin, and Southern Comfort were performing in neighborhood bars before lots of devoted fans.
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