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.
PARKS: Youtube poster QUEENSNY121 gives us a construction update on what’s probably the most asked about building in NYC, One World Trade Center – All from Bay Ridge’s own iconic landmark, the 69th Street Pier.
PARKS: This video, by Victor Miranda, pans, zooms, and fades it way into our hearts with some beautiful scenes from Bay Ridge’s Shore Road area, including shots of the 69th Street Pier, a group of frolicking squirrels in Owl’s Head Park, and the Shore Parkway Promenade.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: The Bay Ridge All Stars perform Crazy Train, at Prohibition on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, this past weekend.
NEWS: Last Tuesday the NYPD carried out the daring rescue of a cargo ship captain suffering from a heart attack, and the entire incident was caught on video.
NEWS: Reaching Out Community Services executive director Thomas Neve joins Gerritsen Beach Cares to speak out for people whose lives have yet to return to normal more than two months since Superstorm Sandy wrought havoc on coastal communities like Gerritsen Beach.
NEWS: Mayor Bloomberg gives another update on the city’s recovery from Sandy.
NEWS: Here are a couple examples of footage taken on Monday while superstorm Sandy was still raging over our area.
NEWS: Mayor Bloomberg had another press conference just after 11 a.m. from the Office of Emergency Management [OEM] in Downtown Brooklyn.
NEWS: Bloomberg gives Hurricane Sandy Update at just after 5:30 p.m.