Bay Ridge–Bensonhurst

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007

And babies make five!

Bay Ridge: It was a (really big) bundle of joy for Bensonhurst lovebirds Rosa and Michael Arena on Monday morning. Comment
Bay Ridge: The 86th Street R train station will get a new staircase, safer and wider entrances, a nifty new tile job and a fresh coat of paint, thanks to $7 million in transit funding secured by local officials. Comment

Snubbed! Miss New York loses again

Brooklyn Angle: Our columnist bemoans the sorry state of the Miss America pageant, which hasn’t had a winner from New York, let alone the northeast!, since 1984. Comments (2)

Of butchers, bankers and candlestick makers

Bay Ridge: Good help is hard to find — especially when you own a butcher shop. The owners of Frank and Eddie’s, a popular meat market at 7502 Third Ave., found that out the hard way. Comment

Gentile in tax smackdown with Bloomy

Bay Ridge: A Bay Ridge councilman wants to put more money — $400 more — in your wallet than Mayor Bloomberg. Here’s how he’ll do it. Comment

The soothsayers of Bay Ridge

Yellow Hooker: For some reason, mystics outnumber book stores in Bay Ridge. Our columnist ponders the eternal question. Comments (1)

Wanted: Four-time loser

Park Slope: Cops are hunting a four-time bank robber who’s been knocking off branches in Park Slope and Bay Ridge for more than a year. Comments (1)

Plaque honors hero at Bensonhurst precincthouse

Bay Ridge: Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was on hand, but the real hero was on the wall. Det. Richard DeGaetano, 47, a 21-year veteran who died in July from stomach cancer, was honored with the unveiling of a memorial plaque at his old stomping grounds, Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment

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