Below is a press release from the organizers of a rally that will take place this afternoon. Please consider attending and showing support for your local public schools.
Hundreds of students, parents and teachers will march through South Brooklyn November 30, protesting ongoing budget cuts under the banner, “Some Cuts Don’t Heal.” Continue Reading »
The following is a press release from the office of State Senator Marty Golden:
SENATOR GOLDEN TO HOST COMMUNITY TOWN FAIR FOR BENSONHURST AND GRAVESEND NEIGHBORHOODS
Brooklyn – State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host his
next neighborhood town fair on Thursday, December 1, 2011 beginning at 7:00
p.m. at the Holy Family Home located at 1740-84th Street in Brooklyn. Continue Reading »
Our sister site Sheepshead Bites has just published photos of something that’s a rare sight in NYC – a Snowy Owl in its “natural” habitat. The pics were recently taken from a fishing boat off a small island just south of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. The fisherman/photographer is the friend of a reader. Check out Sheepshead Bites for the full story, as well as more images of this beautiful creature.
As of yesterday, iconic Bay Ridge soda fountain Hinsch’s has officially reopened under new management.
Neighbors had assumed the worst in October when John Logue, the landmark luncheonette’s former owner, announced his retirement. The decision came on the heels of the eatery being shuttered by DOH officials in late September.
Patrons were ecstatic after learning that a group of civic-minded investors – including Skin Flint’s co-owner Gerard Bell – had decided to purchase the business, redeeming hamburger wishes and egg cream dreams for future generations.
From the photos, it certainly appears that Brooklyn BP Marty Markowitz approves of the new Hinsch’s offerings.
Have any readers had a chance to stop by yet?
This Thursday, (which if you can believe it is) December 1, Councilman Domenic Recchia will be sponsoring a Special Education Forum at I.S. 228 the David A. Boody School (228 Avenue S).
This workshop, which begins at 7 p.m., will feature a panel of experts including:
- Gary Hecht, Superintendent of District 75
- Barbara Joseph, Deputy Superintendent of District 75
- David Cohen, Director of Student Services, CFN 409
- Michael Ceretti, Director of Student Services, CFN 605
- Lottie Dobson Shannon, District Family Advocate
- Heather Ann Fiorica, Former Certified IEP Parent Member
All parents whose children are currently attending a District 21 school between Kindergarten and grade 8 are eligible to attend.
Refreshments will be served.
Anyone with questions can contact Councilman Recchia’s office at (718) 373-9673 for more information.
I.S. 228 the David A. Boody School is located at 228 Avenue S, between West 4th Street and West 5th Street
Reader Victoria F. sent in the above photo yesterday. It shows the bus stop in front of the Chang Wang grocery store on Bay Parkway near 67th Street. Pretty much everything but the sign at the top of the pole has been obscured by an impressively large stack of cardboard boxes.
The piles of discarded boxes and other smelly garbage is 6 feet high and completely blocking the bus stop. Not to mention the fishy stench and a block of double parked cars.
Gotta love that fishy stench!
We’re not sure if the sheer amount of trash has anything to do with the holiday weekend – or if this is normal.
If you pass by this spot on the regular, please feel free to weigh in.
We’re especially interested in hearing from anyone who has ever had the pleasure of using this bus stop. Do you stand in the street (which could potentially be dangerous) or just walk to the next stop? What about small children and the elderly?
In what the New York Post is calling City Hall’s version of digging through the couch for change, the city is looking to potentially revoke property tax exemptions for thousands of nonprofit groups.
This move by the Bloomberg Administration comes after four years of failing to sort out legitimate organizations from fraudulent ones. Now, Councilman Domenic Recchia says some groups may be unjustly penalized as a result of the city’s actions. Continue Reading »
The following is a press release from the offices of State Senator Marty Golden and State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis:
State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) and State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C), after the arrests of Raymond Warren and Anthony Vargas for sex trafficking and child prostitution, are pushing for legislation that would increase penalties for both offenses. Continue Reading »