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Bay Ridge Cares to hold design competition

As part of its efforts to continue revitalizing the Fort Hamilton Senior Center, Bay Ridge Cares is holding a design competition, giving local artists, both with and without experience, the opportunity to get their work on the facade of the building. … Full Article
 

Veterans fear the worst as Brooklyn VA Hospital announces cutbacks

Brooklyn’s VA Medical Center is shuttering its ear, nose and throat clinic at the end of June, and veterans groups are fearful that this means the VA is moving ahead with the same elimination of full hospital services that was squelched last year after political intervention. … Full Article
 
 

Brannan, DOT unveil new speed bump near Bay Ridge school

Councilmember Justin Brannan, the NYC Department of Transportation, parents and students were in attendance for a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday for a speed bump on 87th Street between Third Avenue and Ridge Boulevard, near P.S. 185 the Walter Kassenbrock school. … Full Article
 

Burmese restaurant comes to Bensonhurst

Eighty-sixth Street in Bensonhurst is replete with Asian restaurants of all types, and one of its newest eateries specializes in a type of food rarely seen in New York City – Burmese food. … Full Article
 

‘Brahms vs. Radiohead’ comes to Kings Theater

How can today's performers appeal to a younger generation? Composer, conductor and arranger Steve Hackman has an answer: smashing together the old and the new.  … Full Article
 

First step in creating Little Haiti in Flatbush unveiled by New York’s first Haitian-American elected official

Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte envisions creating a “Little Haiti” in Flatbush where, she says, Haitian Creole is by far the most prevalent foreign language spoken. … Full Article
 

Efforts to landmark Dyker Heights church fall short

Dyker Heights residents and preservationists are upset that the Landmarks Preservation Commission has turned down their bid to landmark St. Rosalia Catholic Church at 14th Avenue and 63rd Street. The church was “relegated to profane [non-sacred] use” last May by the Diocese of Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Rotary Club of Verrazano gifts $20,000 to Guild for Exceptional Children

The Brooklyn Rotary Club of Verrazano celebrated its 40th anniversary on May 4 by presenting a $20,000 check to the Guild for Exceptional Children. This year’s event celebrated the achievements of Man of the Year Jay Badame, … Full Article
 

Mary Sansone, community activist and friend to mayors back to Lindsay, is dead at 101

Mary Sansone, a pint-sized powerhouse social worker, founder of an Italian-American organization and a community activist who championed a wide variety of social justice causes died on Monday just one-month shy of her 102nd birthday. … Full Article

 

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