SEEN IN PHOTOS: This week’s photos, taken on June 2, shows some random scenes from this year’s Fifth Avenue Festival. The Fifth Avenue Festival, which is every June, gives Bay Ridge residents a chance to welcome summer and meet their neighbors.
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.
NEWS: Police recently arrested two young men for the assault and shooting of a man near the corner of 69th Street and Fifth Avenue on April 24.
NEWS: Another pedestrian was struck by a car in Bay Ridge on April 1, near the intersection of Fourth Avenue and 86th Street – two thoroughfares that have recently proved treacherous for pedestrians – as elected officials and the general public debate over which measures will best mitigate danger and improve safety on our streets.
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.