SEEN IN PHOTOS: This week’s photo, courtesy of David Tan, shows a large rock in the Japanese garden section of the Narrows Botanical Garden, with a spindly winter tree peeking out [or possibly photobombing?] over a bamboo fence.
FOOD & DRINK: According to Brooklyn Paper’s Will Bredderman, neighborhood institution Hinsch’s, which was expected to close March 1, has dodged the figurative bullet and will in fact remain on 5th Avenue for the foreseeable future, with owner Roger Desmond re-tooling the place for the nighttime date crowd.
NEWS: As a brutal civil war continues in Syria between the rebel groups of the Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, website Latitude News shows how one Bay Ridge hair salon owner is using social media sites such as Facebook, as well as an interactive smart phone app, to keep tabs on loved ones back in his native country.
BUSINESS: After almost closing its doors forever in 2011, the owner-saviors of Leske’s Bakery are already preparing to open a second store.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: The 28-minute segment from Bk Independent Television features a nice cross section of the Bay Ridge universe.