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Efforts to landmark Dyker Heights church fall short

Dyker Heights residents and preservationists are upset that the Landmarks Preservation Commission has turned down their bid to landmark St. Rosalia Catholic Church at 14th Avenue and 63rd Street. The church was “relegated to profane [non-sacred] use” last May by the Diocese of Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Rotary Club of Verrazano gifts $20,000 to Guild for Exceptional Children

The Brooklyn Rotary Club of Verrazano celebrated its 40th anniversary on May 4 by presenting a $20,000 check to the Guild for Exceptional Children. This year’s event celebrated the achievements of Man of the Year Jay Badame, … Full Article
 

Mary Sansone, community activist and friend to mayors back to Lindsay, is dead at 101

Mary Sansone, a pint-sized powerhouse social worker, founder of an Italian-American organization and a community activist who championed a wide variety of social justice causes died on Monday just one-month shy of her 102nd birthday. … Full Article

 

Drunk driver who killed Bay Ridge teen sentenced to 3-to-9 years

A 26-year-old man whose blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit when he fatally struck a cycling teenager in Gerritsen Beach was sentenced to three to nine years in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to the crime. … Full Article
 

Pastor Khader El-Yateem leaving Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge is losing one of its most well-known Arab-American political and religious leaders. … Full Article

 

OPINION: The time for Little Haiti Brooklyn has come

There are 190,718 Haitians living in New York state, 156,000 of whom live in New York City. Outside of Haiti, New York possesses the highest concentration of Haitians in the country. … Full Article

 
 

Bicyclist in critical condition after being hit by driver on dangerous Bay Ridge corner

A bicyclist was clinging to life Thursday after being struck by an SUV at 73rd Street and Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge. … Full Article
 

Attempted kidnapper nabbed in Bensonhurst, cops say

Bensonhurst cops say they’ve caught the man who apparently tried to kidnap a 3-year-old boy on a busy neighborhood street on Monday. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Yeshiva leaders demand school zone speed cameras

Rabbi Berel Hecht can barely bring himself to watch the students at his yeshiva, Bnos Yerushalayim D'Chasidei Belz, cross the street to get to school. Drivers whipping around the corner of 15th Avenue and Dahill Road consistently endanger kids in the crosswalk. … Full Article
 

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