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James endorses Brannan for Bay Ridge’s council seat

Public Advocate Letitia James has weighed in on the closely watched race for outgoing Councilmember Vincent Gentile’s seat in Southwest Brooklyn. And she is throwing her support behind Gentile’s chief of staff. … Full Article
 

Benson Park renovation opens, $1.5 million project celebrated

On Thursday, Councilmember Vincent Gentile joined the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to open the newly renovated basketball courts at Benson Playground, located at Bath Avenue between Bay 22nd and 23rd streets. … Full Article
 

Community Board 10 wants tighter control over Dyker Christmas lights

For most, July is way too early to start thinking about Christmas. But not for Dyker Heights officials and civic leaders, who are planning ahead to ensure that the holiday lights display that attracts thousands of tourists to the neighborhood doesn’t get out of hand this year. … Full Article
 

Donovan’s bill seeks to stop abusers from buying guns

When U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan was serving as the district attorney of Staten Island, he said that one of his biggest worries was that a crime that could have been prevented by law enforcement officials takes place anyway. … Full Article
 

Merchants invite crowds to take Summer Stroll on 3rd Ave.

Summer Stroll on 3rd is here! Starting on Friday, July 14, the Merchants of Third Avenue, an organization representing more than 250 store owners on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge, is presenting its Sixth Annual Summer Stroll on 3rd. … Full Article
 

Nadler calls for House hearing on Trump-Russia mess

A senior member of the House Judiciary Committee is calling on the committee’s chairman to hold a public hearing to look into the latest bombshell revelation in the Trump-Russia mess. … Full Article
 

Sarsour fights back after ‘jihad’ remarks

In the wake of a controversy that erupted after she delivered a speech to an Arab-American organization in which she used the term “jihad,” Bay Ridge activist Linda Sarsour used the pages of one of the nation’s most prominent newspapers to defend herself and blast her critics. … Full Article
 

Say bye-bye to this fire-ravaged house in Homecrest

There's promising news for residents of East 16th Street in Homecrest. The new owner of 2139 East 16th St., a house that was ravaged by a fire, has filed for a city Buildings Department permit to tear it down. … Full Article
 

Say bye-bye to this Victorian beauty in Homecrest

See it soon, while there's still time. A beautiful yellow Victorian house stands at 2068 E. 14th St. in Homecrest. A huge circular sun porch topped by a turret makes it especially eye-catching. But soon the wrecking ball will be swinging. … Full Article
 

Do you know the way to Homecrest by the Sea?

By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea. Can you hear this song from long ago wafting on the summer breeze? … Full Article
 

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