Fresh push to bring ferry to Bay Ridge and Coney Island

A bipartisan group of elected officials is floating the idea of expanding the city’s East River commuter ferry service to Bay Ridge and Coney Island. … Full Article

Fort Hamilton’s new commander served in Iraq

The Fort Hamilton Army Base, the city’s only active military post, has a new commanding officer.

A “Change of Command” ceremony was held at the fort Wednesday morning to officially install Col. Eluyn Ginés as the new leader of the historic base. … Full Article

Take a 'Summer Stroll on 3rd’ tonight in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge shopkeepers hoping to drum up business in the sleepy summertime will stage a second “Summer Stroll on 3rd" this Friday night. … Full Article

65th Street Railyard reopens, adding train link to mainland

Very little freight is shipped by rail to New York City because there is no direct rail connection across the Hudson River to mainland America. … Full Article

MTA revives weekend express buses to Bay Ridge

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it will restore weekend service on the X27 express bus that links Bay Ridge and Manhattan. … Full Article

From young Italian stowaway to 97-year-old American patriot

Salvatore De Angelis is a deeply patriotic American. His love for this country was evident even before he arrived here as an immigrant in 1947. He risked his life to get here. … Full Article

Abbate teams up with P.S. 105 to help troops

Assemblyman Peter Abbate teamed up with students from P.S. 105 and members of the Dyker Heights Military Postage Fund to send care packages to troops serving in Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan. A fire at their military base destroyed many of their personal items, Abbate said.
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Bay Ridge woman makes connections through cooking

If you ask Camille Orrichio Loccisano what’s cooking, she’ll have an answer ready for you. Something’s always cooking in her kitchen! And if she’s not doing the cooking herself, she’s inspiring someone else to enjoy creating meals. … Full Article

Weichert-Franzese Group adds three

In an expansion mode, Weichert Realtors-The Franzese Group, a Brooklyn-based brokerage with two offices in the borough, reports the addition of three new members to its sales team in the past few months — Joseph Demolfetto, a lifelong Brooklyn resident; Victor DiBlase III, a 26-year Brooklyn resi … Full Article

Maimonides becomes official hospital of Brooklyn Nets

Maimonides Medical Center announced today that it has entered into a partnership with the Brooklyn Nets, and is now the NBA team’s official hospital and team physicians. The arrival of the Brooklyn Nets at the newly constructed Barclays Center marks the first time in over 50 years that Brooklyn has been home to a major league sports franchise. Excitement has been building among Brooklyn’s 2.5 million residents, and the 6,000 employees of Maimonides Medical Center are among the most fervent new fans. “Today is a great day for Brooklyn and Maimonides Medical Center as we begin our partnership with the Brooklyn Nets,” said Pamela Brier, president and CEO of Maimonides. “We are truly proud to be their official hospital and team physicians.”  … Full Article


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