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Bay Ridge Unity Task Force revives its peace mission

In the wake of a series of attacks on Muslim Americans in southwest Brooklyn neighborhoods in recent months, the Bay Ridge Unity Task Force held a special breakfast meeting in a mosque Tuesday morning to begin planning a strategy on how to address hate crimes and promote peaceful co-existence bet … Full Article
 

UPDATE: One World Trade Center to go gold

The Freedom Tower will be bathed in gold light in a tribute to the courage of children with cancer, thanks to a group of Bay Ridge lawmakers. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge pols take on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

If you’re visiting Bay Ridge, don’t be surprised if you see people dumping buckets of ice water on each other’s heads. The community has taken up the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in a big way. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge’s Summer Stroll ends on a high note

The fourth and final Summer Stroll on Third for 2014 drew tens of thousands of visitors to Bay Ridge’s Third Avenue on Friday night. … Full Article
 

John Starks hits 3-pointer with Bensonhurst kids

Students at P.S. 112 in Bensonhurst are far too young to remember when John Starks was a big star with the New York Knicks in the 1990s, but they treated him like a rock star when he paid a recent visit to a day camp at the school to promote the importance of reading. … Full Article
 

GOP joins effort to stop illegal home construction

The concern over the future of housing in the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights area is running across political party lines, with Republicans and Democrats alike demanding action from the city to prevent the neighborhood from becoming overcrowded due to increasing numbers of people moving into former one  … Full Article
 

Backpacks needed for kids from low-income families

Parents struggling to make ends meet often don’t have the money after paying the rent and the bills to indulge their children by buying a new backpack for school. … Full Article
 

Bensonhurst junior golfer to play in major tournament

Nortee Panpinyo could be the Tiger Woods of the future. The 13-year-old Bensonhurst youngster will compete in a major tournament in Florida in December, thanks to the City Parks Foundation, which recently awarded him a scholarship. … Full Article
 

Fort Hamilton grad wins scholarship from Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald may have helped launched the career of a future Broadway star. … Full Article
 

Task force strives for unity in Bay Ridge in response to intolerance

In the wake of a series of troubling anti-Muslim incidents in Brooklyn, a task force made up of religious, business and community leaders in Bay Ridge has decided to hold its annual breakfast event at a mosque as a sign of solidarity, the group’s leader said. … Full Article
 

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