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Golden: Weekend express buses boost city’s economy

Calling it a decision “good for the community, good for the environment and good for the economy,” state Sen. Marty Golden is praising a move by MTA to permanently reinstate weekend service on the X28 express bus between Southwest Brooklyn and midtown Manhattan. … Full Article
 

Swastika graffiti found at Bay Ridge pier

Just days before Memorial Day, as onlookers gathered on Thursday to watch the Parade of Ships below the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and sail through the Narrows into New York Harbor for Fleet Week celebrations, swastikas were found scrawled on a utility box and lamppost at the American Veterans Memo … Full Article
 

Environment is focus of Bay Ridge art show

A Bay Ridge exhibition that opened back on Earth Day in April is still going strong, but art lovers will have to hurry if they want to enjoy the show. It closes on May 31. … Full Article
 

Bensonhurst Alliance makes Bath Avenue gleam

Eileen LaRuffa, armed with her trusty scraper, was busy at work removing a flyer that someone had illegally glued to a street pole on the corner of Bath Avenue and Bay 20th Street. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge plays host to 150th Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade

A retired U.S. Marine and a Korean War veteran will both proudly lead the way as hundreds of veterans and supporters of the military march up Third Avenue in Bay Ridge for the 150th Kings County Memorial Day Parade. … Full Article
 

Sarsour commencement speech draws fire

Despite mounting public pressure from elected officials and leaders of Jewish and Catholic organizations, the chancellor of the City University of New York (CUNY) is refusing to rescind an invitation for controversial Arab-American civil rights leader Linda Sarsour to serve as the guest spe … Full Article
 

Holy Angels student paints hydrants in Memorial Day tribute

Nolan Keegan, a sixth grader at Holy Angels Catholic Academy, wants to join the armed forces when he grows up. He’s not sure if he will become a Navy SEAL or if he’s destined to be Marine. “But I want to join the military,” he told the Brooklyn Eagle. … Full Article
 

Fort Hamilton salutes Navy for Fleet Week

Fleet Week is finally here! And even though the seven-day event is designed to highlight the accomplishments of the country’s seafaring military service members, the U.S. Army is also standing at attention for the festivities. … Full Article
 

GOP City Council candidates strongly oppose Puerto Rican Day Parade honoree

It usually takes a volatile issue to unite politicians running against each other in an election. … Full Article
 

Malliotakis to boycott Puerto Rican Day Parade

Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis, who is traveling all over the city trying to win over voters, has decided that there is one group of people she will not visit: the organizers of the 60th National Puerto Rican Day Parade. … Full Article
 

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