Community Board 11 salutes 86th Street beat cop

Bensonhurst’s 86th Street shopping strip has become a testing ground for an old policing concept that is suddenly becoming new again. … Full Article

Bensonhurst native to present Brooklyn-inspired stories

Author, poet and playwright John Biscello is a Bensonhurst native, but he’s lived in Taos, NM for the past eleven years. This summer he will be returning to New York to read from various Bensonhurst-inspired stories. … Full Article

Golden, Malliotakis demand NYPD crackdown on ‘day spas’

Alarmed at the number of massage parlors and day spas opening up in Bay Ridge, two of the neighborhood’s elected officials called on the New York Police Department and other agencies to investigate the establishments to make sure there’s no hanky-panky going on behind closed doors. … Full Article

DiNapoli meets with small business owners

State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli met with a group of small business owners in Bay Ridge on June 14, assuring the merchants that they had a sympathetic ear in state government and promising to do what he could to make their lives easier. … Full Article

Massage parlors rub Bay Ridge residents the wrong way

Charging that a slew of massage parlors that have opened up in Bay Ridge in recent months might be offering customers “more than they advertise,” namely that they are fronts for prostitution, Councilman Vincent Gentile has contacted the 68th Police Precinct and the Brooklyn district attorne … Full Article

Brooklyn Hospitality HS feted at Cipriani’s

The Brooklyn Academy of Hospitality and Tourism was honored at Cipriani Wall Street in New York on May 6 at the National Academy Foundation’s (NAF) annual Benefit. … Full Article

NY-centric novel to launch in Bay Ridge

In “Astor Place Vintage,” a novel by New York-based writer Stephanie Lehmann (Touchstone Books/Simon & Schuster), the past and present intertwine through the stories of two women—one longing to succeed in a rapidly modernizing world and the other clinging tightly to yesterday. … Full Article

Fort Hamilton dedicates bluff in memory of a fallen soldier

At the Fort Hamilton Army Base there is a bluff on the waterfront that offers a breathtaking view of the Narrows and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. … Full Article

Regina Opera presents Verdi’s `La Traviata’ as season finale

As part of the worldwide bicentennial tribute to Italy’s great composer Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), on Saturday June 8, the Regina Opera presented his masterpiece, “La Traviata,” for the finale of its 43rd season at its new theatre at O … Full Article


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