Cops arrest suspect in religious site vandalism

UPDATE: Police have arrested a suspect in the shocking desecration of four religious sites and a school in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

GOP mayoral candidates court voters in southern Brooklyn

As the mayoral campaign heads into high gear, Republican candidates John Catsimatidis and Joe Lhota have both been spending a lot of time courting voters in southern Brooklyn in recent days. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Democrats get out the vote with cell phones, pizza parties

Energized by their mayoral candidate’s recent surge in the polls, members of the Bay Ridge Democrats political club are feverishly trying to pull out the vote for Bill de Blasio by conducting pizza-fueled phone banks and old-fashioned knocking on doors. … Full Article

Again! Baby climbs out window and is saved by good samaritan

Baby alert! For the second time in two months in southwest Brooklyn, there was an incident involving a toddler who crawled out a second story window and nearly fell off a store awning. … Full Article

Quinn, Gentile warn R train riders of big trouble ahead

Bay Ridge residents who ride the R train to work were greeted at their local subway station by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilman Vincent Gentile on Friday morning, but the two lawmakers weren’t there just to engage in friendly handshakes with straphangers. … Full Article

Running On Real Estate for July 24

It's a whole new world. Free-standing, single family homes. Tree-drenched streets. Chirping birds. And porches. Oh, how I adore a home with a front porch. I'm talking about Brooklyn's Ditmas Park. … Full Article

It’s official: MTA votes to bring back B37 bus!

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted Wednesday to restore service on the B37 bus line, according to Brooklyn elected officials, who had pushed for the restoration. … Full Article

SUNY Downstate: No plans to close Bay Ridge medical center

The turmoil surrounding efforts by the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center to close Long Island College Hospital (LICH) has led to speculation in southwest Brooklyn that SUNY will next take its budget ax to the medical facility it operates in Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Local sci-fi author to launch book in Bay Ridge

Brooklynite David Wellington has quickly become a rising star in the horror/sci-fi community with his “Monster Island” trilogy.  In “Chimera” (William Morrow Hardcover), Wellington’s break-out action thriller, he combines heart-stopping scientific horrors with non-stop action in a race to stop a  … Full Article

Conservatives call for term limits in state government

Every member of the state legislature is going to receive a letter from Mike Long next week, but the New York State Conservative Party chairman isn’t writing to find out how their summer vacations are going. … Full Article


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