5th Avenue

Jun 112013

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: On the list of things I’m grateful for on a slow news day, user-made Youtube videos of Bay Ridge rank right at the top. In the accompanying video, Youtube user lugeyps3 takes viewers on a brief but concise tour of this year’s Fifth Avenue Festival.

May 302013
NYPD Approves Two Security Camera Locations For Bay Ridge

NEWS: After neighbors complained to city officials about drug-dealing and occasional violent crime – including a recent shooting – on Bay Ridge’s Fifth Avenue, a plan to place police security cameras on the commercial stretch recently came one step closer to fruition.

Apr 302013
[UPDATED] Shooting On "Drug Dealing" Stretch Of Fifth Avenue Prompts Call For Police Security Cameras

NEWS: A man was shot last Wednesday along the same stretch of Fifth Avenue where local leaders are requesting an NYPD surveillance camera to combat drug dealing.

Apr 192013
Arrest In Bogus Bomb Incident

NEWS: A 14-year-old suspect was arrested yesterday in connection with the propane tank that was made to look like a bomb and left on retired firefighter Ed Green’s front porch late Tuesday night.

Apr 172013
[UPDATED] Fake Bomb Brings Police, Bomb Squad To Retired Firefighter's Home

NEWS: A fake bomb was apparently left in front of a retired firefighter’s home early Wednesday, drawing scores of police – including bomb squad personnel – to the the streets of Bay Ridge.

Mar 132013
2013 Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Parade Is Sunday, March 24

EVENTS: Erin go bragh is the anglicisation of an Irish Gaelic phrase which means, “saving the best parade for last.” Oh, you think you want to go to a parade that’s on March 17, actual St. Patrick’s Day. Well, kids, it’s 2013 – the best college bowl games aren’t on January 1st anymore, either, they’re played the week after New Year’s. Just like the best St. Patrick’s Day parade is a week after St. Patrick’s Day. On Sunday 3/24, the Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade will march down 3rd Avenue.

Mar 072013
Die Hard Diner: Hinsch's Gets New Owner

FOOD & DRINK: Thanks to a deal partners Roger Desmond, Gerard Bell and Bill Gardell recently made with Staten Island diner mogul Mike Moudatsos, the endangered eatery, which first opened in 1915 as Reichert’s ice cream parlor and still makes its own ice cream, will reportedly live on as “Mike’s Hinsch’s.”

Feb 012013
Hinsch's Saved [For Now]!

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.

Jan 162013
Stir It Up: Golden Blames Hinsch's Closure On Halal Food Carts

BUSINESS: Rather than continually ignore their photos of people making tough guy poses and like pointing at things, we’ve decided to document Brooklyn Paper’s recent investigation into the circumstances surrounding Hinsch’s shuttering.