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Capano tells de Blasio to leave Columbus statue alone

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to create a task force to review hundreds of statues around the city for possible removal as a response to the violence in Charlottesville isn’t sitting well with one Brooklyn City Council candidate, who decried the move as “a stupid idea that is a waste of the taxpaye … Full Article
 

Clarke brings her anti-Lee fight to Bay Ridge

U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke brought her case for removing the names of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson from street signs on the Fort Hamilton Army Base directly to Bay Ridge on Tuesday, holding a rally in John Paul Jones Park and repeating her call for the U.S. … Full Article
 

Champion golfer Daniel Berger helps Dyker Heights kids

Kids learning how to play golf at the City Parks Junior Golf Center in Dyker Heights got a chance to learn from one of the best on Monday, as PGA pro Daniel Berger came to the center to offer the youngsters useful tips on how to improve their game. … Full Article
 

Clarke to hold rally outside Fort Hamilton gate

Putting pressure on the U.S. Army hasn’t worked, so a Brooklyn lawmaker is turning to other methods to try and force the federal government to remove tributes to two Confederate generals from the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton.  … Full Article
 

Take a walk through historic Owl’s Head Park

Summer vacation season is winding down and as Labor Day approaches, families are gearing up for the start of the new school year. But there is still time for some outdoor fun before classes begin. … Full Article
 

Plan to convert Brooklyn VA Hospital to ambulatory center raises alarm with vets, pols

A plan to eliminate inpatient surgery at Brooklyn’s VA hospital and transfer these services to the Manhattan VA hospital is raising alarm among Brooklyn and Staten Island military veterans and local officials, who say they are worried the move will cause a hardship for veterans in the outer borou … Full Article
 

March of Dimes gets support from Bay Ridge pharmacy

Bridge Pharmacy in Bay Ridge received a certificate on Thursday thanking it for helping to raise money for the March of Dimes. John Quaglione, co-chairman of the Brooklyn Committee of the March of Dimes, presented the award. … Full Article
 

Girls Advocating Leadership & Strength founder wins TD Bank Young Heroes Award

The accolades keep piling up for a young woman from Bay Ridge who singlehandedly created a community-based advocacy group aimed at empowering young, ambitious girls to pursue executive careers and become the CEOs of tomorrow. And Sheryl Chen isn’t even in college yet. … Full Article
 

Nadler urges GOP to join Dems in censuring Trump

A Brooklyn congressman is leading the bold step to defy a sitting president in an official censure vote in the House of Representatives. If successful, it will be the first time since 1848 that the House has taken such an action. … Full Article
 

Cuomo joins Fort Hamilton name change fight

In the wake of the violence in Charlottesville and President Donald Trump’s controversial statements that white supremacists and counter-protesters equally shared the blame, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he has joined the effort to remove the names of Confederate generals Robert E. … Full Article
 

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