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  • Fifth annual Bensonhurst Greenmarket kicks off

    The green scene was alive, rain or shine on Sunday, June 5 as GrowNYC kicked off the Bensonhurst Greenmarket for the fifth summer in a row. Featuring a short opening ceremony complete with live jazz, the day was as enjoyable as it was delicious. Hosted...

  • Police seek perp for public lewdness on “N” train platform

    Cops are looking to identify the man they say masturbated on a local subway platform in front of a young girl. According to police, just before 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, a 12-year-old girl was standing inside the 62nd Street “N” subway station...

  • Would-be Bensonhurst baby snatcher picked up by police

    Cops have arrested the woman who attempted to walk away with someone else’s child over Memorial Day weekend in Bensonhurst. According to police, just before 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, 51-year-old Shao Qing Li approached a two-year-old girl who was...

  • Grassroots campaign for express R train service hits the ground

    Taking a grassroots petition in support of an express R train to the streets of Bay Ridge, community activists braved the rain to get the message out there in the hopes of garnering support. Even through the rainy weather, south Brooklyn commuters stopped...

  • Check out the cute chicks atop the Verrazano

    These are some pretty cute chicks. Ten new peregrine falcon chicks were banded at the Verrazano-Narrows, Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial and Throgs Neck Bridges on Wednesday, May 15 and May 25. Two male and one female chick were placed 693 feet...

  • Dining Out: A Mediterranean feast at Samia’s

    Samia’s – a new sit-down restaurant opened by the culinary wizard who made her takeout shop a little over a block away a legend in the neighborhood – has arguably the best baklava I’ve ever tasted. And, true confession, I’ve eaten an awful lot of baklava...

  • Local students ace annual essay contest

    Local scribes were in the spotlight as the Bay Ridge Community Contest honored the winners of its annual Essay Contest. Students from fifth through eighth grade from public, private and parochial schools in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights participated in...

  • P.S. 160 students are featured in arts festival

    The 2016 Brooklyn Borough Arts Festival Visual Arts Exhibition includes the artwork of three students from P.S. 160. Still Life with Cross Hatching by Jessie Huang, Grade 5; Fish in the Cave by Tao Liu, Grade 4; and The Walking Elephant by Jethro Liu...

  • Bay Ridge community legends honored at BRCC dinner

    The Bay Ridge Community Council (BRCC) played to a packed house on Thursday, June 2, as the group celebrated its 65th anniversary during its annual dinner dance. Held at Sirico’s, 8023 13th Avenue, the event drew supporters of the council founded in...

  • NYU Lutheran expands with purchase of space within Sunset Park warehouse

    One major Brooklyn hospital is growing. NYU Lutheran Medical Center, a Sunset Park hospital that was acquired by NYU Langone on the first of this year after a brief partnership, has paid more than $12 million in an off-market deal for 32,000 square...

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