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O Christmas Tree! The definitive roundup of holiday events in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst

The holiday spirit is alive and well in Bay Ridge and neighboring communities as churches, elected officials, and civic leaders host Christmas tree lighting ceremonies, toy drives, and parties to spread the cheerful tidings. … Full Article
 
 

Brooklyn Industries arrives in trendy Ditmas Park

On what is being called “a trendy Ditmas Park strip,” Cortelyou Road will get its first major retail outlet when Brooklyn Industries opens a store there this week.
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Bay Ridge business leaders collect toys for kids

The holiday shopping season got off to a festive start for the Bay Ridge Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District as members got together for a party on Dec. 3.  … Full Article
 

Principal of Jewish HS found guilty of molesting 3 brothers

The former principal of a private school in Bensonhurst has been convicted of multiple counts of sexually abusing three young brothers, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes announced Dec. 3. … Full Article
 

Fontbonne girls win volleyball championship

Hurricane Sandy forced the postponement of the Brooklyn Catholic Diocese junior varsity volleyball championship tournament but the super-storm didn’t put a damper on the games. … Full Article
 
 

Norse pride in Bay Ridge: Collecting cash for the 17th of May

The 17th of May Parade in Bay Ridge, an event celebrating the heritage of the neighborhood’s small but proud Norwegian-American community, will get off on the right foot, according to organizers, who held a party on Dec. 2 to raise funds for next spring's march. … Full Article
 

Holiday crime threat: Don’t let strangers into your house, precinct council warns

The 68th Precinct Community Council has issued a warning to residents of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights to be on their guard against scam artists posing as city water inspectors. It happened once and it could happen again, Community Council President Ilene Sacco said. … Full Article
 

Control of NYS Senate is up for grabs — again

ALBANY — A remake of the bold 2009 struggle for power within New York's Senate is now playing. Whether its plot mirrors the productive, if messy, politics portrayed in "Lincoln" or the gangland of "Lord of the Flies" won't be clear for weeks. … Full Article
 

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