Image courtesy of NYSenate.govState Senator Marty Golden’s most recent gun bill has received early support from Mayor Bloomberg, as the issue takes center stage in the campaign to keep his seat. Golden plans to stiffen penalties against people who plant “community guns” – weapons hidden in locations for use
Source: gbfd.netIn 1922, after a fire destroyed a house in Gerritsen Beach, residents came together to form the Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department, the only all-volunteer fire department in Brooklyn. The GBFD is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a journal compiling photos and stories of the “Vollies” throughout the years.
Source: Wikimedia CommonsThis week Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced he’d support a casino in Coney Island. Wednesday, Marty Markowitz began a coalition backing gambling in Coney Island, according to the Daily News. “Back in January when I called for casino gambling, at that moment I was like playing blackjack
Bowl for free this Saturday, August 11 in celebration of the first annual National Bowling Day. Bowling centers across the country, including local spots Maple Lanes and Shell Lanes, are participating with free game coupons. To access a coupon for a free game, stop by GoBowling.com or “Like” GoBowling’
Kingsborough Community College (2001 Oriental Boulevard) is taking part in the ReServe’s College Success Coach Program, aimed at assisting recent high school graduates transition into their first year of college. The program, funded by Open Society Foundations, will match 200 first-year students from community colleges across the city with
Source: Greg McMullin/FlickrOn My Block Films (OMBF) is inviting New Yorkers to use their filmmaking talents while getting to know their neighbors better. New Yorkers from all boroughs are invited to participate in the inaugural Neighborhood Filmmaking Challenge, which aims to promote stronger communities through the process of filmmaking.
Bensonhurst native Marco Manfre makes his literary debut with “The Outcast Prophet of Bensonhurst,” a coming-of-age novel about a boy growing up in Bensonhurst in the 1950s through 1971. The book follows Anacleto, a shy, reclusive personality with an eccentric family. His family ties and personality make Anacleto an outcast
An ad was posted on Craigslist “Missed Connections” involving Roll-n-Roaster, a brunette, and a 25-year old man. Amidst the roast beef and 1970’s-style furnishings at 2901 Emmons Avenue, the unnamed 25-year-old found himself gazing diagonally across the room at a “beautiful Brunette wearing a Black T-Shirt, Blue shorts, and
Source: Jeff Belmonte via Wikimedia CommonsA couple at the Bensonhurst Center for Rehabilitation and Health Care at 1740 84th Street are showing the world you’re never too old to find love. 70-year-old Richard Nygaard tied the knot with his girlfriend Frances Buttel on Tuesday in front of family and
The banderia, a traditional Filipino instrument. (Source: famenyc.org)Traditional Filipino music is alive and well in Brooklyn, provided long-term care by a duo of Marine Park nurses working at Beth Israel Brooklyn Hospital at 3201 Kings Highway. Maria Bella Soriano-Locsin and Ruth Manligoy formed the Filipino Arts and Music
Source: eagle102.net via Wikimedia CommonsLegislation sponsored by Senator Martin Golden was signed into law today to help returning war veterans find employment. The law, signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, expands the employment section on the Division of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) website. The website will now include links to state
Source: L. Frank Cabrera via Wikimedia CommonsBensonhurst brawler Paulie Malignaggi will make his Barclays Center debut on October 20th, reports ESPN. The “Brooklyn Pride” event will not have Malignaggi headline against Amir Khan as was expected. Instead, the Brooklyn native will fight 22 year-old Mexican Pablo Cano (25-1-1 with 19
A portion of the Gears 'n' Grub illustration of Roll-N-RoasterThe Village Voice chose Roll-N-Roaster (2901 Emmons Avenue)as the subject for the inaugural post of “Gears ‘n’Grub,” their new illustrated series about foodstuffs found while the author bikes through the city. The writer, L. Nichols, took a ride over