WEATHER: Here is the perspective of one man – one crazy, crazy man who goes out into 12-degree weather with no hat or hood who could be catching up on Breaking Bad instead of taking pictures outside – of Winter Storm Janus (© 2014 The Weather Channel) as the snow fell in Bay Ridge.
NEWS: Yesterday (October 22, 2013), Councilmember Vincent Gentile announced the creation of a new anti-graffiti hotline to help residents and businesses in Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, and Bath Beach deal with unwanted blight in a spray can. But if Banksy visits the area, can his art be reported to the hotline?
NEWS: Tonight (September 16, 2013), the full membership of Community Board 10 will meet for their general meeting for the first time since spring. The meeting will be held at the Shore Hill Residence Community Room (9000 Shore Road), and will begin at 7:15pm.
The agenda – defined largely by the business conducted by sub-committees over the past two weeks – is listed in the linked article.
NEWS: A book by AP journalists Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo detailing the NYPD surveillance program directed at NYC Muslims has been released today. The department has designated at least a dozen Terrorism Enterprise Investigations (TEIs) into NYC mosques and secular organizations, including the Bay Ridge-based Arab American Association of New York, according to the authors in a Huffington Post article last week.
NEWS: It’s that time of year when the City government brings its enormous, truck-propelled can of Off! to our neighborhood! Tomorrow (August 22, 2013), the NYC Department of Health will bring its anti-mosquito spraying program to southwest Brooklyn, spraying parts of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and Bath Beach. In Bay Ridge, areas east of 4th Avenue and south of Bay Ridge Parkway (75th Street) will be impacted.
NEWS: Last week, Sanitation Department officials and Councilmember Vincent Gentile announced that collection of trash from sidewalk bins would increase to twice-a-day, four days a week in business corridors in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights. The announcement was generally met with praise – and surprisingly, with a little controversy.
NEWS: Mayoral candidate Sal Albanese says renters living in neighborhoods affected by Hurricane Sandy deserve equal treatment by state government. That’s why the former city councilman says that if he’s elected this fall, he’d start by offering tenants in shore-side neighborhoods a year’s rent to leave their apartments before the next superstorm strikes.