Prospect Park South

What else is new? Brooklyn expected to get 6-10 inches in Monday storm

This is getting old fast!

On top of last week’s major snowstorm, Brooklyn was hit with yet another winter storm on Monday, with the snow arriving just in time to turn the morning commute to work and school into a sloppy mess.

News 12 Brooklyn predicted that the borough would get between 6 and 10 inches of snow in this storm.

The snow was expected to taper off after 1 p.m.


In slap at Bloomberg, council committee votes to create animal abuser registry

In one last slap at the departed Bloomberg Administration, a City Council committee voted Wednesday to recommend that the full Council override a mayoral veto on fighting animal abuse.

Late last year, Michael Bloomberg vetoed legislation that would have created an animal abuser registry, similar to the sex offender registry required under state law.

In a unanimous vote on Jan. 29, the council’s Committee on Health, chaired by Councilman Corey Johnson (D-West Side), slapped down Bloomberg’s veto.


Fariña taps Bay Ridge principal to be her deputy

A Bay Ridge high school principal is graduating to a new job as a right hand man to City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.

Phil Weinberg, the principal at the High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology at 350 67th St., has been appointed by Fariña to serve as deputy chancellor for teaching and learning. The announcement was made on Jan. 29.


State law protects sex trafficking victims, Brook-Krasny says

With Super Bowl Sunday approaching, law enforcement authorities, aware that the biggest sporting event of the year is also prime time for sex trafficking, are on the lookout for any suspicious activity.

CNN reported that cops have made nearly 200 arrests for sex trafficking and related crimes in New York City in the days leading up to the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium.


Nadler ranks high on House’s Internet Subcommittee

U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, who has been a member of the House Judiciary Committee for the 22 years, has been selected as the ranking member on a Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and Internet.

The choice of Nadler, which was announced on Jan. 28, is expected to be ratified by the full committee the next time it meets.


St. Patrick's students share their scientific discoveries

Chloe Fequiere, a seventh-grader, studied blood pressure levels in arteries and veins and worked hard to create a three-dimensional heart for her poster board, which she proudly displayed at her school’s science fair.

Chloe was one of dozens of students who created ambitious projects for the science fair at Saint Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge on Tuesday.


Grimm tells NY1 reporter he’s sorry

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm apologized to a NY1 reporter the morning after he threatened to throw the journalist off a balcony in the Capitol building for asking a question about a federal investigation into his campaign finances was shown by the television news station Tuesday night.

NY1 reporter Michael Scotto wrote on his twitter account Wednesday morning that Grimm had called him to say he’s sorry. “@repmichaelgrimm called to apologize. He said he ‘overreacted.’ I accepted his apology,” Scotto wrote.


When Bay Ridge Community Council serves lunch, everyone shows up to eat!

If you want to find anyone who is a very important person in Bay Ridge, then the Bay Ridge Manor catering hall on 76th Street is the place to be on Feb. 1. There, you’ll find the neighborhood luminaries all under one roof.

The Bay Ridge Community Council will hold its annual Presidents’ Luncheon at the Manor on Saturday, giving hundreds of the neighborhood’s movers and shakers the chance to rub elbows with each other while munching on sesame chicken.


MTA board member tells B37 advocates: Keep up the pressure

Transit advocates trying to convince the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to extend the B37 bus route to Court Street instead of terminating the soon-to-be reinstated bus line at the Barclays Center are making significant progress, according to a man with inside information.


Kane tribute concert raises money for charity

“Tommy Kane is looking down on us right now and he’s smiling,” singer Frankie Marra told the audience in Saint Patrick’s Church auditorium Friday night in Bay Ridge.



  • Most Viewed
  • Most Commented
  • Most Shared
  • Past:
  • 1 day
  • 1 week
  • 1 month
  • 1 year


Join the conversation


Map of Brooklyn, Brooklyn Daily Eagle