Gentile distributes $1.2M among 80 groups in his district

If you want to find out what’s on a politician’s mind, follow the money. When Councilmember Vincent Gentile announced how he distributed $1.2 million in discretionary funds from the city budget, his priorities included programs for kids, senior citizens, the arts and sanitation. … Full Article

Brooklyn housing preservation group seeking funds

A Dyker Heights-based housing preservation group that has been at the forefront of the city’s fight against landlords who illegally convert single- and two-family homes into multi-unit apartment houses is hoping for a boost in donations in order to continue its work. … Full Article

Fort Hamilton Garrison changes commanders

On a sunny summer morning at the Engeldrum Bluff at Fort Hamilton Army Base, Col. Joseph D. Davidson, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton commander, relinquished command to Col. Peter Sicoli in a change-of-command ceremony that took place on July 27.  In the same ceremony, Command Sgt. … Full Article

Bay Ridge, Sunset Park ready for National Night Out

National Night Out, an event which started out 32 years ago as a defiant call for law abiding citizens to take their streets back from criminals, has evolved over the ensuing decades into a celebration of the police-community partnership that has helped lower the crime rate in the U.S. … Full Article

NYC DEP investigating Bay Ridge sinkhole

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is investigating to determine the cause of a partial street collapse on 79th Street in Bay Ridge that left a large hole in the middle of the roadway on Tuesday. No one was injured. … Full Article

Cucco pushes for free college tuition

When Kate Cucco is asked what she did on her summer vacation, she can give a one-word answer: campaigned. … Full Article

Summer Stroll attracts big crowds in 2nd go-around

The second event in the Summer Stroll on 3rd series the Merchants of Third Avenue group is presenting in Bay Ridge this year went off without a hitch on July 22, despite a heat wave that caused temperatures to soar into the mid-90s. … Full Article

Gentile secures funds to renovate home for disabled Brooklyn residents

A group home for developmentally disabled adults in Bay Ridge will undergo major renovations to make the living space more comfortable for the residents as they grow older, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile. … Full Article

Housing preservation group touts progress in Bay Ridge

Slowly but surely, the city is making progress in its fight against developers who illegally convert small homes into multi-unit dwellings in the Bay Ridge-Dyker Heights area, according to a Brooklyn housing preservation group whose leaders issued a newsletter touting recent successes. … Full Article

Bishop Kearney grad wins congressional art contest

Carrie Guan recently graduated from Bishop Kearney High School but before she left high school to move on to college, she made a detour to Washington D.C., where she won recognition for her artistic talents. … Full Article


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