Our readers send out a big “red, white, and BOO” to the Coney Island principal who banned “God Bless the U.S.A.” and other national songs on her school’s graduation day because she didn’t want to offend anyone’s cultural sensibilities. Comments (2).
A group of homeless men who harass Coney Island beach-goers and urinate in public has turned a landmarked building across the street from Nathans into their private camp ground, claim outraged merchants who want the vagrants gone. Comments (6).
State Senate candidate Andrew Gounardes wants to see more bicycles in Bay Ridge — setting the wheels in motion for a showdown with Republican state Sen. Marty Golden, who opposes bike travel on major thoroughfares. Comment.
Tennis buffs are lobbing vitriol-fueled volleys at the city for failing to fix Marine Park’s ailing tennis courts, claiming that the play space is in varying states of disrepair and needs to be overhauled. Comments (3).
An unbelievably positive and fiercely devoted Park Slope yoga student has overcome a serious physical disability to finish a jaw-dropping marathon of hot yoga — and he’s just getting warmed up. Comments (1).
The gyro seller that has become the symbol of Bay Ridge’s brewing food-vendor battle is operating illegally, this paper has learned — and now brick-and-mortar businesses are demanding the controversial food cart be booted from Bay Ridge for good. Comments (13).
Church Avenue greenery lovers claim an expanding neighborhood business had two locust trees yanked out of a public sidewalk in a clear-cut case of aboricide — then covered up any evidence of its deed with cement. Comments (17).
The Bay Ridge Community Council honored neighborhood leaders at its annual bash, and passed the torch from three-year president to incoming president. Check out our slideshow for all the fun. Comments (1).
A group of Ditmas Park cyclists are clamoring for more bike routes on their side of Prospect Park — and they’re recruiting neighborhood businesses to help them increase the borough’s bike lane network. Comments (2).