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Borough Park residents help decide how to spend $1 Million

Borough Park
Alexander Rapaport wants free Wi-Fi in more Brooklyn parks. Rachel Freier hopes to get medical kits for an all-female volunteer EMT corps. Other community members seek new bus shelters, pedestrian countdown clocks and improvements to a Jewish youth library.   … Full Article
 

Take a ‘Haunted Halloween Walk’ in park

Bay Ridge
Kids who visit Owl’s Head Park in Bay Ridge on Halloween will be greeted by ghosts, witches, and ghouls jumping out of the bushes. But don’t worry. They’re friendly!
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Business leaders to toast ‘Pioneers’ at cocktail reception

Bay Ridge
Leaders in business, education, and journalism who have helped move Bay Ridge forward as a community will be honored by the Merchants of Third Avenue organization at its 19th Annual Pioneers Cocktail Reception on Oct. 29.  … Full Article
 

Narrows Community Theater presents ‘Crazy for You’

Bay Ridge
“I Got Rhythm,” “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “Embraceable You” and other beloved songs by George and Ira Gershwin are featured in the musical “Crazy for You” to be presented next month by Narrows Community Theater, a Bay Ridge-based company. … Full Article
 

‘Mystery Pioneer’ revealed

Bay Ridge
The Merchants of Third Avenue group has announced that its “Mystery Pioneer” for 2012 is Linda Allegretti, a founder of the Shore Road Parks Conservancy, a group which organizes cleanups of the parks located Shore Road in Bay Ridge.
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It’s pumpkin time!

Bay Ridge
Richard Maxwell, left, Doug Johnson, center, and Mary Johnson are hard at work, but enjoying themselves at the same time as they decorate pumpkins at the annual Harvest Festival on Shore Road. … Full Article
 

On spur of moment, Brooklyn singer wins Streisand impersonator contest

Prospect-Lefferts
On the spur of the moment, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens resident Felicia Watkis entered and won the recent Barbra Streisand Impersonators Contest, and won a seat to Barbra’s Saturday night concert at Barclays Arena. … Full Article
 

Don’t want a tree? You’re getting one anyway, says city

Bay Ridge
If you’re a homeowner in Bay Ridge or Dyker Heights and you see a white chalk mark shaped like the letter “T” on the sidewalk in front of your house, don’t be alarmed. The “T” doesn’t stand for terror. It stands for tree. It means the city is going to plant as tree in front of your home. … Full Article
 

With sinkhole fixed, city brings back parking rules

Bay Ridge
The good news for Bay Ridge residents, that the city had finally finished fixing the sinkhole on 92nd Street, has been quickly followed by bad news. The city is re-instating alternate side of the street parking regulations in the vicinity around the sinkhole site.
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Writer urges women to put some ‘Sparkle’ into their lives

Bay Ridge
Women need to add a little sparkle to their lives, said Bay Ridge writer-blogger Cara Alwill Leyba, whose popular blog “The Champagne Diet” has legions of fans across the country.
 
Better yet, women should BE the sparkle in their lives, she said.
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