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CUNY applications jump nine percent

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s program to provide free tuition to students attending New York state’s public colleges could be partially responsible for a record increase in applications to attend the City University of New York (CUNY), educators said this week. … Full Article
 

Gentile backs historic district status for ‘Doctor’s Row’

An effort by Bay Ridge residents to have their street declared a historic district by the de Blasio administration is getting a big assist from Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who has come out in favor of the idea. … Full Article
 

Carole King’s gift to her high school, a "Beautiful" piano

Sing for Hope, the nonprofit organization famous for placing pianos in public spaces around New York City to allow everyday residents to enjoy music outdoors, has a special gift for Brooklyn’s James Madison High School. … Full Article
 

Gentile announces $200K funding for sanitation services as part of NYC Cleanup Initiative

City Councilmember Vincent Gentile has received $200,000 in funding through the NYC Cleanup Initiative, which is part of a citywide effort in which councilmembers each receive $200,000 in addition to two capital allocations. … Full Article
 

Thousands enjoy Bay Ridge's Summer Stroll on 3rd Ave.

Summer Stroll on 3rd appears to be hitting its stride. Thousands of people turned out to enjoy the second Summer Stroll on 3rd of 2017 on Friday night, taking advantage of the freedom that the absence of cars on the avenue gave them. … Full Article
 

Man gets 20 years for Borough Park rape

A 30-year-old man from Brooklyn denied his crimes even as he was being sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday for raping and robbing an alleged prostitute in a Borough Park apartment. … Full Article
 

Nadler presses for House Judiciary hearing on Trump

The shock waves over President Donald Trump’s now-infamous interview with the New York Times are still reverberating on Capitol Hill, nearly a week after it was published. … Full Article
 

GOP Borough President candidate Vito Bruno hosts Bay Ridge meet and greet

The hot and steamy temperatures did not keep guests and supporters from showing up at Bay Ridge’s trendy Delia’s Lounge on Thursday for an informal meet and greet with Republican Borough President candidate Vito Bruno. … Full Article
 

Community Board 10 looking at Eighth Ave. Center

A massive commercial-residential development on the border of Dyker Heights and Sunset Park is still in the planning stages, but members of Community Board 10 are not waiting until the shovels are in the ground to take a close look at the ambitious project. … Full Article
 

Yeger touting community credentials in council race

In the wake of a last-minute decision by a Committee on Vacancies to put forth Kalman Yeger’s name as the Democratic candidate for the Borough Park City Council seat replacing Councilmember David Greenfield on the ballot, Yeger is hitting the campaign trail touting his community ties.  … Full Article
 

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