POLITICS – The final scheduled debate between 43rd City Council District candidates will take place tonight (October 22, 2013), as the Bay Ridge Community Council hosts The Great Bay Ridge Debate at the Holy Angels Catholic Academy (337 74th Street).
PARKS: The Bay Ridge Community Eco Dock is set to open this Thursday (October 17, 2013) at a ceremony at 11am, according to a notice from the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance (MWA). As a Parks Department program, the central mission of the dock at the end of the 69th Street pier is to provide recreational access to the water for residents.
PARKS: New York’s citywide twice-annual volunteer cleanup event, It’s My Park Day, will take place this spring this coming Saturday (October 19, 2013). The Shore Road Parks Conservancy is participating, and is encouraging people to show up at one of its workgroups in six locations throughout the Shore Road and Owl’s Head Parks.
POLITICS: On October 7, City Councilmember Vincent Gentile and his Republican opponent, John Quaglione, faced each other in a fiery debate hosted by the Dyker Heights Civic Association, where they hit each other on their ability to bring funding back to the district and fielded several questions about crime and public safety.