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

Missile defense system planned for East Coast?

Does New York City need a Star Wars-like missile defense system? A defense appropriations bill in the House contains $70.2 million for an East Coast missile defense system, according to US Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who said he thinks it’s a waste of money. … Full Article

Accused serial killer to represent himself at criminal trial

Indicted on six counts of murder, three of which are for murder in the first degree, a Brooklyn criminal defendant told the court on Monday that he wished to represent himself in his pending trial.  … Full Article

Pols report progress in fight to restore transit services

The B37 bus has made it to the finals! Restoration of the B37 bus was one of the items which made it to a final list of proposed transit service restorations by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. … Full Article

Greenfield presents ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ screening in Seth Low Park

Councilman David Greenfield isn’t Harvey Weinstein, but like the famous movie producer, he is presenting a film to audiences. … Full Article


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