Aug 092012
Lucretia Regina-Potter To Challenge Alec Brook-Krasny For 46th District Assembly Seat

A local Republican official who refused to go quietly during last year’s redistricting process has her sights set on incumbent Alec Brook-Krasny’s 46th District State Assembly Seat.

Aug 092012
Sign up for This Week's Fun Stuff event newsletter

SITE NEWS: Here’s a new feature we think everyone will like – we’re adding a new weekly newsletter just for Bay Ridge events. I’m sure you’re familiar with This Week’s Fun Stuff, the nine-day event listing we publish on Wednesday mornings? You can now have This Week’s Fun Stuff e-mailed to you. Not just the excerpt, not just a little blurb – the whole thing. All nine days. Every Wednesday morning, your guide to events this weekend and the week beyond, served up to your Inbox.

Aug 082012
Tonight: City to spray for bugs in Bay Ridge

NEWS: Starting at 8pm tonight (August 8), and lasting until 6am tomorrow morning, the New York City Department of Health will be spraying pesticides from Bay Ridge to Gravesend (specifically, zip codes 11209, 11214, and 11228). This is part of the City’s controversial strategy to mitigate the risk of the West Nile Virus, which is transmitted to humans by mosquitos.

Aug 072012
Nothing To See Here: DEP spokesperson says sinkholes no cause for alarm

After the ever informative Paula Katinas wrote a piece in Bay Ridge Life documenting residents’ worries over two sinkholes that have opened up in as many months – including concerns that City Councilman Vincent Gentile expressed regarding the life span of our 100 + year old infrastructure, DEP officials are all like “pffffff… dude, you worry too much.”

So with a gaping hole being repaired on 79th Street, and another on 92nd Street that last we checked was still being worked on, officials are taking a page out of Stevie Wonder’s song book by asking residents not to worry ’bout a thing.

“There is no need to worry,” DEP spokesperson Ted Timbers told Bay Ridge Life. “It’s just a coincidence.”

It is, of course, probably understandable if homeowners remain just a wee bit… uptight about the very ground beneath them giving way at any moment.

Meanwhile, Timbers says the exact cause of the 79th Street hole is still being investigated.

But don’t worry. They have Kevin Bacon on speed dial.

Aug 072012
Pair Sought For Questioning In Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst Murders

A man and woman are currently being sought for questioning are currently being sought for questioning in connection with the two related murders of beloved store owners Mohamed Gebeli and Isaac Kedare.

Police sources told NBC that the pair are not currently considered suspects, but may have information concerning both cases.

In addition to being killed with the same .22 caliber gun, both victims are of Egyptian decent, and were draped in “clothing or material” after being shot.

According to NBC, one theory investigators are looking into is that the killer may have mixed up the address number of his intended victim. Kedare’s 99 cents store’s address is 1877 86th Street. Gebeli’s mens clothing shop is located about a mile away, at 7718 5th Avenue.

Aug 072012
"Trouble at the Tropicabana" returns to Bay Ridge this weekend for 81st Street fire benefit

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: “Trouble at the Tropicabana,” a popular murder mystery adapted from the 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy, will be coming back to Bay Ridge this weekend, August 11 (at 8pm) and August 12 (at 6pm). While the Lucy spoof played to audiences at the Capri nightclub back in April, the show comes to St. Mary’s Church (192 81st Street) for a benefit performance for the families displaced by the 81st Street fire.

Aug 062012
Tomorrow: National Night Out against crime comes to Bay Ridge

For almost 30 years, National Night Out has raised awareness of, and strengthen participation in, community-based anti-crime programs across America. And in the wake of national tragedies in Colorado and Wisconsin and local ones in Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, the local edition of 2012 National Night Out will come to the Shore Road Park this [...]

Aug 062012

In the Youtube video shown above, which was apparently taken on 73rd Street in May of 2010, car wheel thieves make quick work of a complete set of wheels, tires, and rims.

More recently, two different drivers found their parked cars sans wheels during the last week of July – as car wheel and tire thefts continue to pose a major headache for car owners in Southwestern Brooklyn.

According to Brooklyn Daily’s Will Bredderman, who writes about both incidents in this week’s police blotter, one crime occurred on Shore Road sometime on or before July 26, with a second happening on Bay Ridge Parkway on July 26.