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Oct 152012
Three More Sentenced In 6-8 Precinct Gun-Running Scandal

NEWS: Three disgraced Bay Ridge police officers will be spending Christmas behind bars for the next couple of years, after they were sentenced by a Brooklyn judge for gun-running.

Oct 122012

NEWS: Last Sunday, exactly eleven years to the day after American boots first hit the ground in Afghanistan, an AWOL soldier attempted to surrender to military authorities at Fort Hamilton.

Sep 122012
Army: NY National Guard Joint Task Force - Empire Shield To Remain At Fort Hamilton

Yesterday on the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the U.S. Army’s Installation Management Command [IMCOM] issued a press release to announce that the New York Army National Guard Joint Task Force would remain at Fort Hamilton.

Aug 282012
MTA Submits $65 Million Claim To Fema For Tropical Storm Irene Losses

As Hurricane Isaac bears down on New Orleans, the Metropolitan Transit Authority [MTA] has announced that a $65 million claim for losses from last year’s Tropical Storm Irene have been filed with the Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA].

Jun 282012
[UPDATED] Ship Possibly Containing Human Trafficking Victims Stopped Just South Of Verrazano Bridge

On Wednesday U.S. customs officials based out of Newark, New Jersey seized a ship containing cargo from India and Egypt, “after hearing what sounded like people stowed away inside a container,” reports Reuters via the Chicago Tribune. The vessel, named the Villa D’Aquarius, was stopped at approximately 3 a.m., just south of the Verrazano Bridge [...]

Jun 262012
Cafe Remy Files Chapter 11

Given the state of the economy, hopefully we didn’t speak too soon about Bay Ridge restaurants doing so exceptionally well. According to paperwork filed last Friday with the Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York, Wall Street Restaurant, LLC [7110 3rd Ave] – which is listed as the corporate name for Cafe Remy [...]

May 082012
Kick Off Fleet Week, Bay Ridge Style!

EVENTS: On Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at around 8:30 a.m., the Parade of Ships will enter New York Harbor and proceed to the piers on the West Side of Manhattan, heralding the start of New York’s Fleet Week – as it has since 1984. If you didn’t already know, the famous flotilla passes right under the Verrazano. Which means you won’t have to schlep all the way to Manhattan to get your fill of the tall sailing vessels of old, as well as WWII-era destroyers.