Empty Bowls Project raises funds for food pantries

Can an empty bowl feel a hungry person? A group of Brooklyn artists is about to find out. … Full Article

City hit with bipartisan criticism for water rate hike

Lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle threw cold water on the city’s plans to raise H2O usage rates, as Democrats and Republicans alike blasted the idea at public hearings. … Full Article

City Council to tweak muni-meters to give drivers a break

Muni-meters will be reprogrammed to fix a few kinks that have frustrated drivers parking on local streets, Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced May 1. … Full Article

Schools chancellor coming to Bensonhurst for town hall

City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott will speak at a Bensonhurst town hall hosted by the Community Education Council of District 20 on May 2, Council President Laurie Windsor announced. … Full Article

4th Ave pedestrian struck by SUV dies

The woman who was hit by an SUV while crossing a Bay Ridge intersection April 30 has died from her injuries, according to police. Capt. Richard DiBlasio, commanding officer of the 68th Precinct, made the announcement on May 1. “Sad news. … Full Article

Cardiac patients say Maimonides Medical Center is all heart

Maimonides Medical Center hosted a party for heart patients whose lives doctors saved with a piece of cutting edge technology that has only been in use at the hospital for a year. … Full Article

Cops investigate after woman is critically injured on 4th Ave.

A female pedestrian was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after she was struck by an SUV on Fourth Avenue and 82nd Street in Bay Ridge Tuesday morning, police said.  … Full Article

Catsimatidis donates $5,000 to Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade

Republican mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis showed his support for the Kings County Memorial Day Parade by showing up at a parade committee fundraiser in Bay Ridge on April 28 and pulling a $5,000 check out of his pocket. … Full Article

City tells drivers: Go slow on Ridge Boulevard!

Motorists driving on Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge are going to have to slow down, now that the city has declared an eight-block stretch of the roadway a “Neighborhood Slow Zone.” The speed limit during arrival and dismissal times at schools in the zone is now 20 miles per hour. … Full Article


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