Jun 252012
 
Bay Ridge Jewish Center Puts The 'Brew' Back In Hebrew Tomorrow Night At Schnitzel Haus

The following announcement was taken word for word from the Bay Ridge Jewish Center’s website: June 26: Bible and Beer Do you like your vodka with a splash of Judaism? Are you in your 20s or 30s? Join Bay Ridge Jewish Center for Torah on Tap! The first round of beer is on us…. Tuesday, June [...]

Jun 252012
 

On an unseasonably cool Sunday afternoon earlier this month, the Union Church of Bay Ridge’s congregation ceremoniously handed over the keys of their beloved 80-year-old parish house [8101 Ridge Blvd] to Dr. Charlie Fasano – the headmaster of another neighborhood institution, the Bay Ridge Preparatory School. The ceremony itself – ostensibly meant to celebrate the [...]

Jun 252012
 
It's Movie Sign! Bride of Frankenstein Kicks Off Friday Night Bay Ridge Outdoor Movies

C’mon, be honest – who sees the word “Frankenstein” and pronounces it FRAHN-ken-steen in their heads? Yeah, you do! This Friday, June 29, the Narrows Botanical Garden kicks off their Friday night outdoor movie series with The Bride of Frankenstein, the never-remade 1935 American horror classic starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lancaster. The movies are [...]

Jun 222012
 
Seen In Bay Ridge Weekender: Volunteers

The above image, which comes courtesy of Bath Beach shutterbug David Tan, shows volunteers of all ages “participating in a clean-up of the Shore Promenade at the Narrows.” To see more of David’s phenomenal photography, please visit his blog at dtan.blogspot.com. If you have photos you’d like us to publish as part of the Seen [...]

Jun 222012
 
2012 Relay For Life Comes To Fort Hamilton Athletic Field Tomorrow

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is an all-day amateur track meet that honors cancer survivors, and commemorates the millions of lives lost to the disease – all while raising money and awareness to both fund and encourage further medical research. This year’s Relay For Life for Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, and Dyker Heights will [...]

Jun 212012
 

Yesterday, Politicker’s Colin Campbell broke the news that the FBI is apparently continuing its investigation into allegations of illegal fundraising during Congressman Michael Grimm’s 2010 campaign. The report states that the FBI “has been speaking to at least one individual” connected to Rep. Grimm. The individual in question, speaking with Campbell on the condition of [...]

Jun 212012
 
Firefighters Battle Heat, Humidity During Overnight Fire

Firefighters who took on an overnight blaze at an 81st Street home were also forced to battle the elements, as the oppressive heat and humidity hampered an already difficult job, reports ABC 7. The four-alarm fire started at a “two story house” on 81st Street and Colonial Road last night at around 3:30 a.m. According [...]

Jun 202012
 

A little over a year ago, Bay Ridge lost Leske’s [7612 5th Ave], its last Scandinavian bakery. Now, not only is Leske’s returning, but one of the new owners is insisting that the quality – which customers say had declined in recent years – will be better than ever. Brooks of Sheffield from the blog [...]

Jun 202012
 
Summer In The City: Some Tips To Keep You Cool

As today’s Solstice marks the official first day of summer, the weather is certainly responding in kind. High humidity and near record temperatures are expected to usher in summer over the next 2-3 days, reports NBC. The forecast is calling for a high around 94 degrees Wednesday, though the heat index will make the temperature [...]

Jun 192012
 

Vice Magazine has published a story on one local politico who was reminded of his past as a teenage musician in an unusual way – in the form of a prize-winning photograph of a soldier wounded in a Iraq. An war image by photographer Laura Rauch of a wounded soldier being MedEvac-ed out of an [...]