NEWS: The daughter of famed New York Yankees manager Joe Torre managed to outdo her ex-catcher dad this week with the ultimate save – one that spared a falling one year-old baby from almost certain death.
TRAFFIC & TRANSIT: After nearly a year of dealing with stinking sink holes, noisy construction, and the loss of parking spaces – not to mention the ruined roadway that Department of Environmental Preservation workers left in the wake of emergency sewer repairs, 92nd Street residents were relieved to discover that the city will be resurfacing their scarred street from Fourth Avenue to Shore Road.
NEWS: Local elected officials and community leaders gathered on March 8, to once again call for the return of ambulance services to the medical center formerly known as Victory Memorial Hospital [699 92nd Street].
Since 2008, after locals waged a two year fight to prevent the facility from complete closure, the hospital has been limited to an overnight infirmary called SUNY Downstate.
EVENTS: While New Years Eve normally presents the parents of small children with a limited number of choices for dining out, much less celebrating the approach of midnight with their smallest kin, this year Uno Chicago Grill [9201 4th Avenue] will be holding its own shindig, albeit at a family-friendly hour.
Bay Ridge’s annual Ragamuffin Parade, which is now in its 46th year, will march along 3rd Avenue from 76th Street to 92nd Street on September 29, 2012. This year’s honorees include Arlene Figaro, Headmistress of Bay Ridge’s Visitation Academy [8902 Ridge Boulevard], and John Abi-Habib, President and CEO of MSI Computers.