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City dedicates 13th Avenue in memory of Holocaust hero

Borough Park
A Swedish diplomat who braved the wrath of the Nazis and saved the lives of thousands of Jews during the dark days of the Holocaust will be remembered forever in Borough Park now that New York City has renamed a 24-block stretch of 13th Avenue in his honor. … Full Article
 

In Poly’s ‘Robin Hood,’ Prince John wants to build a munitions factory

Dyker Heights
Poly Prep’s middle school in Dyker Heights is putting on a play – “Robin Hood” – but the plot may be a little different than you remember from your childhood. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge park turns into Winter Wonderland for a good cause

Bay Ridge
Julianna and Nicholas Bambina were holding the Christmas ornaments they made by hand at a booth in the Christmas Village as they watched children glide across a skating rink set up on the grass in John Paul Jones Park in Bay Ridge on Dec. 8. … Full Article
 

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Bay Ridge
Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars toss wreaths into New York Harbor off the 69th Street Pier in Bay Ridge during a ceremony held on Dec. 7 to mark the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The attack by the Japanese on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on Dec. … Full Article
 

Chisholm tribute airs clash over abortion rights in poor communities

Flatbush
Forty years after Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman to run as a major-party presidential candidate, her supporters gathered Tuesday at the Brooklyn College Library to celebrate her life. … Full Article
 

Tourists love Brooklyn's Christmas lights tour

Bay Ridge
Tony Muia was born and raised in Brooklyn and always loved the Christmas lights of Dyker Heights, an Italian-American neighborhood where proud locals cover their homes in twinkling bulbs and fill their front yards with life-size Santas and Nativity scenes. … Full Article
 

13th Ave renamed for Raoul Wallenberg, Swede who saved 100,000 Jews

Borough Park
Councilman David Greenfield (D-Borough Park) will hold a ceremony to unveil a new street sign dedicating a stretch of 13th Avenue in memory of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat whose efforts saved more than 100,000 Jews from death at the hands of the Nazis in Hungary during World War II. … Full Article
 

Bensonhurst is not the Florida Everglades: Couple indicted for keeping alligator, drugs, guns

Bensonhurst
Brooklyn isn’t the Florida Everglades, but a Bensonhurst couple is in trouble with the law for allegedly keeping an alligator in their house. … Full Article
 

Grimm slams cheapskate Obama over puny Sandy aid request

Bay Ridge
It’s too little. That’s what U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Brooklyn-Staten Island) is saying after learning that President Barack Obama plans to ask Congress for $50 billion in relief aid for New York and other states desvatated by Hurricane Sandy. … Full Article
 

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

Bay Ridge
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
 

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