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Monday, March 30, 2015

Bay Ridge

Gutterball! Owner of former Maple Lanes backspins on promised parking

Developers bowled over Maple Lanes in Bensonhurst last week to make way for an apartment complex, but they are mum on details about the project — including why they suddenly changed designs and why they aren’t providing any parking for the 128-unit development. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Solving for XX: Ridge schools encouraging girls in science

Two Bay Ridge parochial schools are melting the glass ceiling and turning it into beakers. Comment.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Big Screecher

Carminvalanche! The Screecher gets buried

How many times has this happened to you: You buy so much stuff on the line, have no place to put it, and then end up buried in it? Comment.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Bay Ridge

Rezone could put end to low-rise Ridge

A citywide rezoning scheme threatens to unravel Bay Ridge’s small-town feel, preservationists say. Comment.
Bay Ridge Nights

Bay Ridge is still going green

It is a bona-fide four-leaf clover — welcome to week four of Bay Ridge Nights’ exhaustive Saint Patrick’s Day coverage! Comments (1).

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Bustin’ shorts

Kids from Fort Hamilton Army Base’s youth programs encouraged soldiers on the base to stop lighting up during “Kids Kick Butts Day” on March 18. Comment.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Cops: Maniac stabs complete stranger

Get ready for your weekly run down of crimes from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.
Bay Ridge

Thief steals electronics from doorman’s cabinet

The theft leads this week’s 68th Precinct police blotter. Comment.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Irish ramblers

Ridge eyes were smiling during the neighborhood’s beloved St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 22. See our slideshow for all the green-clad fun. Comment.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Bay Ridge

Going gospel

The Bay Ridge Jewish Center hosts a gospel choir for Shabbat Comment.
Bay Ridge

Tunnel aversion

The Bay Ridge community board isn’t backing any of the Port Authority’s cross-harbor shipping plans. Comment.

Two arrested in heist-turned-car chase, but mastermind still at large: Cops

Police arrested two men accused of robbing a Bensonhurst disc jockey on March 14 and shooting at the man when he pursued them — but they haven’t found the third party who allegedly put the pair up to it. Comment.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Big Screecher

Holy Screech! Carmine’s without power!

This week, the Screecher finds out what it’s like to live without any water to flush his dreams away! Comment.

Friday, March 20, 2015


Driver charged in pedestrian death

Police are charging a Bath Beach man with reckless driving after he allegedly struck and killed a 61-year-old neighbor with his car at the corner of 21st and Cropsey avenues on March 16. Comments (1).
Bay Ridge Nights

Sham-rock the Ridge!

The Bay Ridge Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is this Sunday — and we have all the details on where to go and what to do before, during, and after the festivities. Comments (1).

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bay Ridge

My candidate Vinnie

He’s the candidate formerly known as Vincent. Comments (2).
Bay Ridge

The variations of Vinnie

Councilman Vincent Gentile adopted the “Vinnie” moniker for his congressional bid against Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan, but that’s not the only position he’s changed over the years. Comment.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Dyker Heights

Warring parties: Democrats and Conservatives hold competing wing-dings under same roof

A political chasm may separate them, but for one special night, they partied in the same building. Comment.

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