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Monday, May 9, 2011

Hut, hut! Fort Ham’s annual military drill show is May 20

Bay Ridge: The military’s Twilight Tattoo has nothing to do with sporting an anchor on one bicep and “Mom” on the other. Comment

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Celebrate Bøklepp! Norwegian parade comes to Bay Ridge on May 15

Event: There may be fewer Norwegians in Bay Ridge than herring at a barbecue — but that won’t prevent the neighborhood’s legendary Norwegian Constitution Day Parade from marching on. Comments (1)

Broadway in Brooklyn! Narrows Community Theater does ‘42nd Street’

Theater: And the troupe is back at Fort Hamilton! Comments (1)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Now that’s a gorgeous mosaic!

Bay Ridge: One of Bay Ridge’s busiest subway stations has gone from just old to historic. Comment

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Building hit twice in one day!

Bay Ridge: Someone broke into two apartments in the same Fourth Avenue building. Plus two other crimes from Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights’s 68th Precinct. Comment

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Green hearts! Narrows garden gets donated plants after horrifying theft

Bay Ridge: Southern Brooklyn has a green heart as well as a green thumb. Comment

What happens in Vegas — beloved diner owner is dead

Bensonhurst: Alex Tombrakos, who fed scores of Brooklynites disco fries, scrambled eggs and souvlaki sandwiches from behind the counter of the iconic Vegas Diner in Bensonhurst, died on April 15 of bone cancer. He was 70. Comments (5)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Bay Ridge to Grimm: Hands off our Medicare!

Bay Ridge: Wednesday’s town hall hearing erupts as outraged seniors rip into the Republican freshman over the GOP budget priorities. Comments (18)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

DeBlasio to Grimm: Come clean about 1999 bar fight

Bay Ridge: Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio is demanding Rep. Michael Grimm come clean about a 1999 nightclub brawl in which the gun-slinging G-man-turned-Congressman apparently abused his authority, waved a gun around like a madman and spouted racist comments at Caribbean club-goers. Comments (27)

So what actually happened that night?

Bay Ridge: Depending on who you believe, Rep. Michael Grimm was either a gun-waving crazy man or a law enforcement officer doing his job during a visit to a Queens nightclub on July 10, 1999. Here is what happened, according to the New Yorker magazine (all of which is denied by the congressman). Comments (1)