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How polka dots are bringing Bay Ridge together

There’s a polka dot party going on in Bay Ridge and everyone is invited to join the fun. … Full Article
 

Exclusive: Harris says she is fighting back

State Assemblymember Pamela Harris admits that she feels under siege. … Full Article
 

Mayor signs bill to name streets after local heroes

Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed into law legislation sponsored by Councilmember Vincent Gentile to co-name four street corners in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights in memory of prominent local residents who made a mark on politics, business and civic life in the neighborhood. … Full Article
 

NYU teaches veterans how to start a business

Military veterans are getting valuable tips on how to start their own businesses as part of a unique program offered by New York University (NYU) that is being championed by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and lawmakers like state Assemblymembers Joe Lentol and Nicole Malliotakis. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge lawmakers praise Bratton

Police Commissioner William Bratton’s surprising announcement Tuesday that he will retire in September was quickly followed by words of praise from elected officials in Bay Ridge, a community where police-community relations have always been solid. … Full Article
 

Donovan warns Zika research jeopardized by partisan rancor

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan warned that partisan warfare over federal funding for Zika research is causing a dangerous delay in the development of a vaccine to treat the virus. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Muslims blast Trump over Khan remarks

The controversy of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s inflammatory statement about the parents of a Muslim U.S. soldier killed in the war in Iraq is huge. … Full Article
 

Parking meter proliferation alarms Bay Ridge residents

Parking meters are sprouting like ugly weeds in Bay Ridge, according to angry residents who charged that the city’s recent installation of muni-meters in their neighborhood is unfair. … Full Article
 

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
 

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