Narrows Community Theater presents ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

The classic MGM movie musical “Singin’ in the Rain’ is coming to the stage in Bay Ridge, courtesy of Narrows Community Theater (NCT), which is presenting a stage version of the beloved film.

The show, which is being presented by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc., opens at the Fort Hamilton Post Theater, located on the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton, on May 9.


City memorializes community board pioneer by renaming street corner after him

A World War II veteran who helped pioneer the community board system in the 1970s has been given the city’s ultimate posthumous honor – a Brooklyn street corner was named after him.

The corner of Fifth Avenue and 80th Street in Bay Ridge has officially been renamed “Charles Ahl Way” in memory of Ahl, who served as the first chairman of Community Board 10 when the city established community boards in 1977.


Grimm resigns from House Financial Services Committee

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, under indictment by the feds for tax evasion, mail fraud and other charges, has resigned from his post as a member of the House Financial Services Committee.

Grimm (R-C-Staten Island-Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights) announced his resignation from the committee Monday night, just hours after he appeared in federal court in Brooklyn and pleaded not guilty to the criminal charges against him. In a statement released by his office, Grimm said he was leaving the committee so that his legal troubles will not become a distraction to its members.


Colton salutes southwest Brooklyn’s ‘Women of Distinction’

More than a dozen women were presented with New York State Assembly citations for their work on behalf of their southwest Brooklyn communities in a ceremony hosted by Assemblyman Bill Colton on April 23.

The women were honored for their efforts in business, education, humanitarian work, military service, civic affairs, health care, government and volunteer work at the ceremony, which took place in the Community Room, 29 Bay 25th St. in Bensonhurst.


Bensonhurst celebrates the new saints

Roman Catholic parishes in Bensonhurst and Borough Park were packed on Sunday as Brooklyn celebrated the canonization to sainthood of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. In particular, the canonizations had special meanings for St. Frances de Chantal parish, which is a Polish-speaking congregation.


BREAKING: Grimm surrenders

The U.S. attorney's office in Brooklyn says Brooklyn Rep. Michael Grimm has been taken into custody to face federal charges.

The Republican, whose district includes all of Staten Island as well as Bay Ridge, was being booked Monday morning at the New York FBI office in lower Manhattan. He was expected to be arraigned later.


Bay Ridge merchants start making plans for ‘Summer Stroll on 3rd’

The super successful Summer Stroll on 3rd is coming back this year.

The Merchants of Third Avenue, a business organization representing store owners on the Bay Ridge end of the avenue, is joining up with state Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge-southern Brooklyn) and Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-Bensonhurst) to sponsor the Third Annual Summer Stroll on 3rd event this July and August.


Bay Ridge pols say city’s water rate hike proposal is all wet

Bay Ridge elected officials from both sides of the aisle are busy pouring cold water on a proposal to raise the city’s water and sewer rates.


Senior center buys a van thanks to $65,000 state grant

Members of the Bay Ridge Center have got a brand new set of hot wheels.

Thanks to a $65,000 grant from New York State obtained by state Sen. Marty Golden, the center, a program serving senior citizens, was able to buy a new wheelchair accessible van to transport its less mobile members to doctors’ appointments, shopping excursion, and to and from home.

The new van was unveiled at a ribbon cutting ceremony that took place in from of the center on Ovington Avenue on Thursday.

The van isn’t a luxury, according to Golden and the center’s administrators.


Bay Ridge Jewish Center draws young families into the faith

Bay Ridge is becoming known in Brooklyn for its large and rapidly growing population of Arab-Americans, many of whom live near busy Fifth Avenue, where they shop in halal meat markets and buy clothing in boutiques catering to a Middle Eastern clientele.

But one block away, on Fourth Avenue, a small but vibrant synagogue is home to the neighborhood’s small but faithful Jewish community.



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