10th annual Gretsch Day celebrates the iconic guitar brand’s Brooklyn roots

For the past decade, Street Sounds in Bay Ridge has been celebrating the legacy of Gretsch guitars. In fact, it’s become an anticipated community event that brings appeals to musicians and music lovers from all across the borough, and some from various parts of the country. … Full Article

Golden wants Interstate 278 named for veterans

Motorists driving on Interstate 278 could be seeing new signs along the Brooklyn portion of the roadway if the New York State Assembly passes a bill the state Senate recently approved to name a section of the highway in tribute to military veterans. … Full Article

City starts crackdown on illegal home conversions

Residents who suspect that a private home on their street is being illegally converted into a multiunit apartment house have reason to hope that the city can step in and stop it now that Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed a bill into law aimed at cracking down on sneaky landlords. … Full Article

Malliotakis to march in Sunset Park Puerto Rican Day Parade

Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis, who made headlines with her decision to boycott the 60th National Puerto Rican Day Parade because sponsors are honoring political extremist Oscar Lopez Rivera, said she has no such qualms about joining marchers for a Sunset Park version of th … Full Article

Bay Ridge Community Council hosts 66th annual dinner dance

The Bay Ridge Community Council (BRCC) hosted a room full of elected officials and civic leaders at the Rex Manor in Dyker Heights on Thursday. … Full Article

City names Bay Ridge corner for World War II veteran

A Brooklyn member of the Greatest Generation was lovingly remembered by city and state officials and Bay Ridge civic leaders at a touching ceremony marking the renaming of a street corner in his memory on Saturday. … Full Article

Marty Golden endorses John Quaglione for City Council

State Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge-Southwest Brooklyn) has officially endorsed his Deputy Chief of Staff, John Quaglione, in his run for the District 43 (Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights-Bensonhurst) City Council seat. … Full Article

Large crowds expected at Fifth Ave. spring festival

Bay Ridge is rolling out the red carpet for the Fifth Avenue Spring Festival, an exciting event that is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of visitors to the popular shopping strip. … Full Article

Ex-cop announces run for Donovan’s House seat

The race to see which Democrat will challenge Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan when he runs for re-election next year is getting more crowded. … Full Article


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