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Friday, September 20, 2019

Openings and Closings: New Standouts

This week's openings and closings are full of new places from old standouts. A restaurant returns after a 15-year closure, Williamsburg gains a new beer garden, but loses a popular chocolate shop. Clinton Hill Cap't Loui 413...

Renovated Fort Hamilton High School Field Is Open To All

BAY RIDGE - Two years, two council members, and $4.7 million later, the historic Fort Hamilton High School Athletic Field has been renovated - 18 years since last improvements were made to the large...

More Speed Cameras for School Zones Are Here

BAY RIDGE - Brooklyn officials and the NYPD gathered at Fontbonne Academy Hall in Bay Ridge on Wednesday, September 4, to hail the installation of additional school zone speed cameras to both slow down...

The Muslim Ban Separated Many Families. Ten Days Ago, One Was Reunited.

BAY RIDGE - It took two and a half years for a Brooklyn neighbor to be reunited with his wife following the Muslim Ban -- and it would not have been possible without the...

Gigi’s Bakery Brings Variety and Tradition to Bay Ridge

BAY RIDGE - Gigi’s Bakery opened in Bay Ridge on June 22nd, right off of the 86th Street R stop, and hopes to appeal to more than those looking for traditional Chinese sweets. “The...

Openings and Closings: Lots of New Sweets and Hard Goodbyes

Welcome back to Openings and Closings. This week brings lots of sweet treats, including two new bakeries and a new baklava spot, which you'll definitely need to get through the closings of several neighborhood...

Will A New BID For Bay Ridge Bring It Back The Way It Was?

A proposed Third Avenue Business Improvement District is proving to be a hard sell to Bay Ridge merchants and building owners. During a public hearing Thursday night, BID supporters took a grilling from skeptical business...

Noted: Longer Reads & Listens About Streets, Shores, And History

The Last Stand of Brooklyn’s Underground Railroad - A rowhouse with a storied history is facing demolition (Atlas Obscura) The Brooklyn Heights Promenade Was a Robert Moses Head Fake - Thomas J. Campanella writes in...

‘It’s An Emergency’: De Blasio Unveils ‘Green Wave’ Plan After Spate of Cyclist Deaths

BAY RIDGE — Following a series of cyclist deaths, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday rolled out a plan aimed at making streets safer for bikers. “This crisis we're going through is absolutely unacceptable, and...

‘This is Outrageous’: Local Pols React to Con Ed Power Outages

SOUTHEAST BROOKLYN — Con Ed turned the lights out in pockets of Brooklyn, where local politicians have in recent days put the company that power most of New York City on blast. On Sunday, Con...

One Woman Sexually Abused, Two Forcibly Touched – Cops Looking For Three Men

BAY RIDGE/BENSONHURST/SOUTH SLOPE - Earlier this month, one man sexually abused a sleeping woman inside a car. Another man grabbed a woman's butt and then ran. Another man pulled up a woman's skirt. Cops...

Rep. Max Rose To Visit Southern Border Detention Facilities This Friday

BAY RIDGE - After neighbors and activists called on him to "close the camps" two weeks ago, Congressman Max Rose will be visiting the Southern border this Friday. According to his office, he will be...

Arab Americans Celebrate At The 13th Annual Bazaar

BAY RIDGE - The 13th Annual Arab American Bazaar to celebrate the Arab community in Brooklyn took place over the weekend and was a big success. “This event is an opportunity to celebrate the many...

Opinion: It Is Time For Criminal Charges For Traffic Violence

By Councilman Justin Brannan and Jane Martin-Lavaud We all know someone who has been impacted by traffic violence -- someone who has been killed or injured by a car or truck driver on a street...

Republican Local Pols, Echoing NY Post Editorial Board, Call for Mayor to be Sent...

PARK SLOPE— Some New York Republicans want Mayor Bill de Blasio to move out of Gracie Mansion and back home to Brooklyn.  After a New York Post editorial board op-ed called for the mayor to step...
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