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OPINION: MTA deserves praise for building 86th Street elevator

A while ago, I wrote about the relative scarcity of elevators in the subway system. In particular, I mentioned that Bay Ridge community leaders were up in arms after the MTA last year renovated three stations on the R line but didn’t include elevators in any of them. … Full Article
 

Rose is Democratic frontrunner in six-person field for Donovan seat

The Blue Wave that is expected to propel Democrats to victory in the midterm elections across the country in November has also emboldened Democrats here. … Full Article
 

Coalition forms to fight de Blasio plan to overhaul elite schools

The Asian-American community in Bensonhurst is growing increasingly concerned about the impact Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to overhaul the admissions process into the elite high schools would have on their kids if the policy is ever implemented. … Full Article
 

Dyker Heights residents plead for a quiet Fourth of July

The sounds of explosions fill the air in Dyker Heights every Fourth of July, according to neighborhood residents who said the holiday has become a noisy nuisance in recent years due to the large amounts of fireworks people shoot off to celebrate the holiday. … Full Article
 

Travolta revisits Lenny’s Pizza to promote John Gotti movie

Bensonhurst was alive with the sound of the Bee Gees on Tuesday, as John Travolta made a triumphant return to Lenny’s Pizza to promote his latest film, receive a special award from the New York State Senate and, of course, grab a slice. … Full Article
 

City budget includes $106 million for Fair Fares

Transportation advocates won a major victory when Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson agreed to include a reduced fare MetroCard program in the new city budget. … Full Article
 

Correcting decades-old ‘Verrazano’ typo could cost $350,000

State Sen. Marty Golden is sponsoring legislation that could correct the spelling of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge by adding an extra “z” for the explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano’s name — a move that could prove costly.  … Full Article
 

Judge halts deportation of pizza delivery man Pablo Villavicencio

A Manhattan federal judge has temporarily stopped the deportation of a pizza delivery man who was arrested at Fort Hamilton, at least until another court hearing on July 20. Judge Alison J. … Full Article
 

Close Fort Hamilton Army Base, says blog

Every few years, the U.S. military looks at a list of facilities that could be closed, and the Bay Ridge community and its political allies raise a hue and cry to make sure Fort Hamilton isn’t on that list. … Full Article
 

Senate passes Verrazano Bridge toll discount plan for Brooklyn

Call it the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge or the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge. Either way, the toll is way too high. And Brooklynites are being hit the hardest by having to cough up the $17 round-trip fare. … Full Article
 

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