Independence Party endorses Quaglione for council

John Quaglione, the Republican running for the City Council seat representing Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and Bensonhurst, has picked up the endorsement of the New York State Independence Party in his quest to unseat popular incumbent Democrat Vincent Gentile. … Full Article

Welcome back! MetLife reopens Bay Ridge office after renovations

Michelle Pedigo, a regional vice president of MetLife, recalled that when she first walked into the insurance giant’s Bay Ridge office in 2007, she was less than impressed with the décor. “I thought, ‘Can we get new carpeting?’” she said. … Full Article

Who is County Chairman No. 1?

The criminal complaint filed by US Attorney Preet Bharara against state Sen. … Full Article

It’s sneezin’ season! Doctor tells how to deal with allergies

In the spring, a young man’s fancy turns to…allergies? If you find yourself sneezing, wheezing, coughing, and rubbing your itchy eyes during the warm weather months, take heart. You’re not alone in your hay fever hangover. … Full Article

Bay Ridge convent is converted into home for disabled

Sister Dolores Ferry said she couldn’t believe how beautiful her old home is looking these days. “And it has an elevator now, too!” she said Tuesday upon paying a visit to the convent located next to Saint Anselm Catholic School that she moved out of a couple of years ago. … Full Article

Verrazano Bridge bike path not a new idea, advocates say

A new online petition aimed at getting the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to install a bicycle path on the currently car-only Verrazano Narrows Bridge appears to have been generated by a transportation advocacy group outside of Bay Ridge, the Brooklyn community closest to the span, a … Full Article

Brooklyn judges reach out to the community

Judges of Brooklyn’s Civil, Criminal, Family, and Housing Courts met members of the Brooklyn community yesterday at the St. Gabriel’s Senior Center on Hawthorne Street, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.  … Full Article

Eaton endorses Catsimatidis for mayor

Craig Eaton, the chairman of the Kings County Republican Party, has made his decision. He has endorsed billionaire supermarket mogul and first-time candidate John Catsimatidis for mayor. The Catsimatidis campaign announced the endorsement on April 9.  … Full Article

Gentile likes idea of creating "mini city halls" in libraries

Councilman Vincent Gentile, chairman of the sub-committee on libraries, said he’s fully on board with Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s idea to create mini city halls in New York City’s public libraries. … Full Article

Quaglione to DOT: Fix broken parking meters, remove old ones!

Drivers who try to park their cars on Bay Ridge’s shopping strips are often thwarted by busted muni-meters, according to a City Council candidate who wants the city to fix the problem. … Full Article


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