0 Saturday: Annual Living Nativity Display At New Utrecht Reformed Church (Plus A Petting Zoo!)

This one is sure to be a crowd pleaser for the 10-and-under scene. Our friends at the New Utrecht Reformed Church (1827 84th Street) are putting on their annual Living Nativity display this weekend – featuring real people and live animals. The scene will take place on Saturday, December 20, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm, on the front lawn of the New Utrecht Church sanctuary,…

0 Reaching-Out Community Services Urgently Needs More Toys For Operation Christmas Smiles

This holiday season, teach your kids about the greatest gift of all: helping others who are less fortunate. There are many children in our neighborhoods whose parents can’t afford to buy them presents. Luckily, a wonderful charity, Reaching-Out Community Services (RCS), has organized one of the largest toy drives in Brooklyn. The toys will be distributed at their “Operation Christmas…

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0 Photo Of The Day: School’s Out

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1 86th Street Chevrolet To Be Torn Down, Reopened By New Owner In 2016

The 86th Street Chevrolet (1575 86th Street) closed its doors Friday and will soon be torn down to make room for a new building, following a change of ownership. John Iacono, who owns dealerships all over the city including four in Bay Ridge, confirmed that he bought the location from previous owner John Manganelli in November. Iacono shared some of…

0 A Quarter Of All Subway Trains Arrive Late

In news that will surprise no one, a lot of the city’s subways aren’t showing up on time — and it’s only gotten worse. The MTA just released some statistics that show you’re not going crazy when you think you’re waiting far too long for the next D train. According to NBC New York, the report says that…

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Get Your Spicy Food Fix At La Granja For NYC’s First Peruvian Restaurant Week

We are a little late in the game, but this year, December 8-19 was officially declared New York City’s Peruvian Picante Restaurant Week by the city’s Trade Commission of Peru and LatinLover Food & Travel Magazine. Eight of the best Peruvian restaurants across the city are offering spicy prix fixe menus infused with aji amarillo, the yellow chili…


Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Is In Gravesend & It’s On The Market For Just $899k

This funhouse is proof that money can’t buy taste. The Gravesend three-bedroom has been on the market for over three months. The Barbie pink exterior might have almost worked if the owners had considered sticking to one theme, but unfortunately, the inside is nothing short of an aesthetic nightmare. From the velour-covered kitchen stools to the checkered…


Crime Blotter: Thief Punches CVS Security Guard In Face For Laundry Detergent

Here’s our roundup of the most interesting crime reports that that happened in and around Bensonhurst in the last week, courtesy of the NYPD’s 62nd Precinct. Robberies were big this week. One firefighter lost his badge to a pickpocket, a feisty women fended off a purse-snatcher, and a burglar went to great lengths to get his laundry done. A burglar punched…