Residents offer DOT support for 4th Ave. safety plan

The public seemed to like what it was hearing. … Full Article

Composer portrays Ira Gershwin in ‘My Brother George’

The life of composer George Gershwin as seen through the eyes of his lyricist brother Ira Gershwin is the subject of a one-man show to be presented by brooklynOne Productions, a Bay Ridge-based theater company. … Full Article

Seventh grader is a new state senator…but only for 1 day!

Move over, Marty Golden! There’s a new state senator in Bay Ridge. Meet Alex Pellitteri, who plans to come up to the state capitol in Albany within the next few weeks and make himself comfortable at your desk. … Full Article

Grimm hails TSA’s policy reversal on airplane knives

“Today, our calls to keep knives off planes have been heard!” said US Rep. Michael Grimm, reacting to a decision by the federal Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) to reverse its policy of knives on airplanes. … Full Article

Dyker Heights boy gets football tips from Giants star Justin Tuck

At age 11, Patryk Szustka is a little too young to play in the National Football League. But the Dyker Heights youngster he did get to hang out with New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck and other NFL pros over the June 1-2 weekend. … Full Article

OY! 100 Flatbush Yeshiva students ejected from NYC to Atlanta flight

 A group of about 100 high school students traveling from New York to Atlanta were thrown off an AirTran flight, along with their chaperones, after the pilot and crew lost patience with some kids who wouldn't sit down and put away their cellphones. … Full Article

Clothing donation bins don’t bring out charitable feelings, officials say

Good intentions can have messy consequences, according to officials at two community boards in southern Brooklyn, who said that large metal bins placed on public sidewalks to accept clothing donations are not bringing out the charitable side of residents. … Full Article

Bay Ridge theater company is granted the rights to stage ‘Les Miserables’

A Brooklyn actress will be able to step into the role that won Anne Hathaway an Academy Award, thanks to Jeff Samaha, a Bay Ridge-based theater impresario. … Full Article

Recchia, Grimm spar over 9/11 compensation fund cuts

US Rep. Michael Grimm isn’t even up for re-election until next year, but if the pre-campaign activity is any indication, the race between the Republic incumbent and his likely Democratic challenger is going to be a dogfight. … Full Article

Fifth Avenue Festival was a hot ticket!

The 20th Annual Fifth Avenue Spring Festival in Bay Ridge was a hot event, literally and figuratively! … Full Article


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