Focus on the marketplace: Third Avenue ready for Ragamuffin, Festival & Pioneers!

The Merchants of Third Avenue gathered Monday for their regular, packed meeting at the Greenhouse Restaurant to make last-minute preparations for the fabled Ragamuffin Parade Saturday, the Sunday Third Avenue Festival and the Pioneers 19th Annual Reception set for Oct. 29. … Full Article

Community board member says goodbye

Community Board 10 member George Fontas receives a certificate of appreciation from Chairman Joanne Seminara at the board’s Sept. 24 meeting in Bay Ridge after announcing his resignation. … Full Article

Bay Ridge corner to be named for late community leader

Paying tribute to its past, Community Board 10 has voted unanimously to name a Bay Ridge street corner in memory of its original chairman, Charles Ahl.
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Golfers to raise funds for wounded soldier

Golfers are joining the fight to raise funds to build a wheelchair accessible home for a triple-amputee Afghanistan war veteran from Brooklyn. … Full Article

UPDATE: Teen confesses to Grimm office vandalism

Here's an update on a story reported earlier by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle: a teenager has confessed to being the vandal who broke the windows at U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm’s (R-Bay Ridge-Staten Island) campaign headquarters on Staten Island over the weekend, according to the Associated Press. … Full Article

Community Board 10 offers alternative to city bike lanes

“May we make a suggestion?” That’s what Community Board 10 members are asking the city’s Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) about the hundreds of miles of bicycle lanes the agency will be installing in Bay Ridge and other Brooklyn neighborhoods over the next few years.
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Harlem Globetrotter teaches kids ABCs of bullying

Harlem Globetrotters star Anthony “Buckets” Blakes told kids at Holy Angels Catholic Academy that he got his nickname “because I score a lot of baskets in a hurry.”
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Ragamuffin Parade, 3rd Ave. Festival expected to draw thousands

It’s the biggest weekend in Bay Ridge and one of the biggest in all of Brooklyn. And it’s almost here!
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Koch endorses Murphy for Bay Ridge congress seat

Former mayor Ed Koch, who shocked the political establishment last year with his endorsement of Republican Bob Turner in the race for the congressional seat once held by Democrat Anthony Weiner, is staying on his own side of the aisle in the contest over the Bay Ridge-Staten Island seat. … Full Article

City says: Look before you cross 86th Street!

Pedestrians crossing 86th Street at Fourth Avenue on the morning of Sept. 24 were a bit startled when they looked down at the roadway and saw a pair of eyes staring at the traffic. No, it wasn’t a person lying in the street. … Full Article


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