Politicker was alerted to a fundraising letter for Treybich that’s been circulating, which you can read here.
Other potential candidates mentioned in the piece include John Lisyanskiy, a legislative financial analyst for the New York City Council, attorney Brian Gottlieb, and Todd Dobrin, a community activist.
Councilman Vincent Gentile will join an unnamed group of prominent Bay Ridge women on Friday for “a press conference in defense of our neighborhood.” They intend to protest Brooklyn 11223 – a new Southern Brooklyn-based reality show set to premier on the Oxygen Network at the end of March.
If you’d like to contribute to the show’s ratings by making it a household name make Oxygen aware of your displeasure, the press conference will take place at Outside Beyond Dance Studio (8717 3rd Ave) this Friday, February 24, at 11 a.m.
A new book by the daughter of snitching sociopath Sammy the Bull Gravano has the families of her father’s victims – including one woman who lives in Bensonhurst – up in arms.
Karen Gravano is also one of the four main cast members of trashy VH1 reality show Mob Wives.
Between the TV show and book, nine families of Gravano’s victims are hoping to get the existing laws changed so that people like his daughter Karen will no longer be able to profit from their relatives’ misdeeds.
The same group of victims’ families, through legal action under the so-called ‘Son of Sam’ law, saw more than $400,000 from Salvatore Gravano’s own 1997 memoir, Underboss, writes SILive. Karen Gravano’s new book Mob Daughter has many of them wishing they could do the same to her. Continue Reading »
Grimm on Bay Ridge's 5th Avenue in June 2010, when he was a candidate seeking to unseat Democrat Michael McMahon. (Source: Brian Hedden via Bay Ridge Odyssey)
The Grimm Files is the newest creation of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Modeled after sites like The Smoking Gun, albeit with a political twist, its purpose is to showcase some of the things Republican Congressman Michael Grimm doesn’t want people talking about. Continue Reading »
Quite frankly, there’s no way I can do a post about this without filling it with so many expletives that this website would be banned from the internet and society deems it essential to cut off my fingers so I’ll never type again. I’m really surprised I’ve gotten this far, to be honest.
Didn’t Oxygen get the memo from Lifetime? Watching wretched loudmouths spew mangled English out of their cannoli-holes in between swigs of chocolatinis is so 2010.
Oh, and never mind the fact that 11223 is Gravesend, while the show claims to be about Bay Ridge. Freakin’ a-holes.
Anyway, I’ll leave the cursing, muttering, moaning, groaning and such to you all. What do you think, will Brooklyn 11223 be a hit, or further evidence that network executives are the modern day equivalent of Nero, throwing us to the dogs for their lack of an original thought?
You may soon be able to by simply providing some storage space and a pickup point for local members of the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative, a non-profit organic farmer’s co-op located in Pennsylvania. Continue Reading »
A stray sunbathing on a lawn in Bensonhurst. Image courtesy of David Tan.
Thanks to Erica Sherman from our sister site Sheepshead Bites, we recently learned of a local photographer named David Tan. David (often) uses a film camera rather than a digital and has quickly gained our admiration. In Erica’s words, “his images have a very cool, muted color and mystifying quality about them.”
Expect to see more impressive examples of David’s work on Bensonhurst Bean in the near future.