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9th annual Gretsch Day celebrates iconic guitar born in Brooklyn

As always, great music made the 9th annual Gretsch Day celebration at Street Sounds in Brooklyn a bona fide success.  Musicians and music lovers alike came to Bay Ridge on Saturday, June 4 for a full day of music, ranging from rock and rockabilly to bluegrass, jazz and the blues. … Full Article
 

Rain doesn’t dampen Fifth Avenue Festival fun

It rained an hour before the start of the Fifth Avenue Spring Festival and it poured during the last hour of the event. … Full Article
 

NYPD retrains cops to avoid parking ticket mistakes

The NYPD has started a rigorous program to retrain cops on parking regulations to avoid wrongly ticketing drivers, according to Councilmember Vincent Gentile, who had been urging police brass to educate officers in the wake of incidents in which motorists were hit with summonses for parking … Full Article
 

Council bill would let drivers off hook for faded parking signs

Drivers should always obey parking regulations, but the city should give motorists a break when the parking signs are old, faded or impossible to decipher, according to Councilmember Mark Treyger, who has introduced legislation aimed at clearing up the confusion. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge festival promises food, music, excitement

Bay Ridge is the place to be this Sunday if you like food, live music, dance performances and pizza-eating contests. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge Democrats back Seminara for district leader

Joanne Seminara, who is locked in a battle with Betty Ann Canizio in the race for female Democratic district leader of the 64th Assembly District (AD), has won the backing of the Bay Ridge Democrats. … Full Article
 

Senate approves ‘Cure Childhood Cancer’ license plates

Drivers will be able to help fund research into cures for childhood cancer by purchasing special license plates if a bill passed by the New York State Senate becomes law. … Full Article
 

World War II veteran leads Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade

One of the oldest Memorial Day parades in the country took place right here in Brooklyn. The 149th Annual Kings County Memorial Day Parade was held on Monday, May 30, in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Bishop Kearney HS names new director of alumnae

Bishop Kearney High School has a new director of alumnae relations. Catherine McCarthy Schmidt, a 1974 graduate of the Catholic school for girls, has been named to the post. School officials announced the news on May 26. … Full Article
 

Denyse Wharf gets a springtime spruce up

As part of his ongoing effort to convince the city that Denyse Wharf is a perfect spot for a marine science lab, a retired high school assistant principal led a group of volunteers in a cleanup of the Revolutionary War pier at the foot of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in Bay Ridge on a recent Sa … Full Article
 

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