Remember long gas lines? So do we, say lawmakers

Bay Ridge
Those long lines at the gas stations in the wake of Hurricane Sandy should not be repeated when the next emergency rolls around, two Bay Ridge lawmakers said.  … Full Article

Bay Ridge crooner sings tribute to Brooklyn-born Danny Kaye

Bay Ridge
Comic actor Danny Kaye, who starred in movies like “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “White Christmas,” would have turned 100 years old on Jan. 18.  … Full Article

Justice Schack: 'I'd rather handle killers than divorcing couples'

Dyker Heights
“People say I should write a book on what I’ve seen,” New York State Supreme Court Justice Arthur Schack said.  He has seen plenty. … Full Article

Assembly’s electoral reforms will strengthen NY voting process

Bay Ridge
In a democracy like ours, every person’s voice and vote counts. As a state Assembly member, it’s my duty to ensure that as many citizens as possible have the opportunity to be part of the electoral process, and that voters know where political messages – and the money behind them – come from. … Full Article

They're not 'retarded'! Councilman pushes use of 'developmentally disabled' monicker

Borough Park
City Councilman David G. Greenfield on Wednesday called on New York City to end its use of the term “mentally retarded” in all official documents. State and federal governments have already dropped the term, but the city's Departments of Education and Health still use it. … Full Article

Love blossoms on 3rd Avenue with help from a fortune cookie

Bay Ridge
It’s not everyday you get a fortune cookie that contains a marriage proposal. But that’s exactly what happened to Danielle Jabour, a real estate saleswoman from Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Councilman Gentile says slower subway trains will save lives

Bay Ridge
Most subway riders would like the train to arrive faster so that they can get to their destination quicker. But Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-Bensonhurst) is taking the opposite approach. … Full Article

Recent graduates return to Fort Hamilton HS to offer students advice

Bay Ridge
One would think that when you graduate from high school, the last place you’d want to return to after your first semester at college is your old high school. … Full Article

Afternoon of dance at Poly Prep this Sunday, January 13

Dyker Heights
Come to Poly Prep Country Day School's sixth annual Afternoon of Student Choreography on Sunday, January 13, and help raise money for for two charities for people with disabilities. … Full Article

U.S. Rep. Grimm joins bi-partisan ‘Problem Solvers’ group

Bay Ridge
They’re called the Problem Solvers and the congressman representing Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Staten Island has joined their ranks. … Full Article


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