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How to survive in the donut business for four decades

Cheaper By The Dozen. This is a concept they take seriously at Mike's Donuts. A donut's a dollar at the Bay Ridge shop — but customers pay only $7.50 for a dozen and get a 13th one for free. … Full Article
 

A Night At Mike's

We got a peek behind the scenes at a Bay Ridge pastry lovers' paradise where 100 dozen donuts are made each night — or double that number if the next day is going to be busy. … Full Article
 

Court ruling on sex offenders prompts lawmakers to act

A controversial ruling by the New York State Court of Appeals striking down sex offender residency laws in local municipalities has spurred a flurry of activity in the state legislature, as lawmakers hunt for ways to restrict the movements of the ex-cons. … Full Article
 

Cuomo sets May 5 as date for special election to replace Grimm

With his back against the wall, Governor Andrew Cuomo has relented to pressure from a federal judge and has named May 5 as the date for a special election in the Brooklyn-Staten Island congressional seat vacated by Republican Michael Grimm, according to a report in the Staten Island Advance. … Full Article
 

Science Fair brings out creative side in kids

The Science Fair at Saint Patrick Catholic Academy was postponed twice due to snowstorms. So when the fair finally took place on Feb. 5, the students were ready! … Full Article
 

Xaverian loses to St. Raymond in final regular season matchup

In their final game of the regular season, the Xaverian Clippers lost to St. Raymond 56-48 in Bay Ridge on Sunday night. It was Xaverian’s fifth loss of the season, but after an impressive year, the team is now floundering with two losses in its last three games. … Full Article
 

Golden wants felony charges against owners of illegal housing

A week before Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge community leaders are planning to hold a town hall forum to put together a battle plan against illegal home conversions, state Sen. Marty Golden is redoubling his efforts to pass legislation to crack down on property owners. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge artist finds a gallery close to home

A Bay Ridge artist who is inspired by his surroundings has found a place close to home to exhibit his work. … Full Article
 

How the Klezmatics ‘collaborated’ with Woody Guthrie

The late, great Woody Guthrie, whose song “This Land Is Your Land” is considered an American classic, had strong ties to Brooklyn. Guthrie and his second wife, a Martha Graham dancer named Majorie Mazia, lived on Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island in the 1940s. … Full Article
 

Federal judge orders special contest to fill Grimm’s vacant seat on Friday

A federal judge says he's going to set a date for a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm unless New York's governor does so by Friday. … Full Article
 

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