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  • March 28, 2017

    Blood Drive – Bay Ridge – March 29th

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    March 25, 2017

    Who Does Bay Ridge Call When They Need Help? Justin Brannan

    Yesterday two boys didn’t return home after school. Their families and the Bay Ridge community wanted help immediately. Who did they contact?  The same person they always contact – Justin Brannan.  Brannan was tagged over and over in different communities online.  Hundreds of messages went out between parents who wanted to help locate the missing boys.

     

     

    Justin jumped into action without a second thought……as he always does.  The boys were recognized by the picture shared on Facebook. Justin Brannan’s reach extended pretty far with the post having over 4,000 shares (See below). 

     


     

    When the helicopters were flying overhead last night, Brannan updated the community to let us know that it was NYPD Aviation searching for the boys. 

    And when the boys were found because someone recognized their facebook picture, Brannan shared it again.

     

     

     

    Justin Brannan is always there for the people in Bay Ridge!

    You see no one is calling out for help from Khader El-Yateem, Kevin Peter Carroll, Liam McCabe, Bob Capano, Nancy Tong, Peter Abbate and John Quaglione. Hours after Brannan, Quaglione shared the boys picture on social media. None of the others even mentioned the boys were missing on Facebook or Twitter.  I can understand Nancy Tong and Bob Capano not knowing because they don’t live here, but the rest obviously don’t know what’s going on in their community as a share on social media is pretty easy.

     

     

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    March 24, 2017

    Missing Bay Ridge Boys – 11 years old – PS 187 Students

     

    Found!  Both boys are home where they belong. Found because someone recognized them from the FB posts.

     

    Thank God….these kids have no idea how much they mean to their families and community.

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    March 24, 2017

    Khader El-Yateem Not Active In Bay Ridge

     

    Today Khader El-Yateem put up a video of him offering prayers at Eric Adams’ protest against the murder of  TimothyCaughman (a 66 year old black man killed by a white supremacist in Manhattan).  Eric Adams always speaks out against injustice, but I’ve never seen El-Yateem with him (and couldn’t find any videos of El-Yateem at Eric Adams events).  Where hasn’t  El-Yateem been present to speak up about other black men that were senselessly murdered?  Why aren’t there speeches from El-Yateem about Eric Gardner?  Akai Gurley was from Brooklyn – wouldn’t Khader El-Yateem have made a speech for him?

    Does the potential of 145K salary make men show up for speeches?

     

    El-Yateem has not spoken out for people in Bay Ridge at times when his leadership could have been useful.  He’s a man who has been silent when problems arose in Bay Ridge and Sunset Park.  He is the father of girls and he did not speak out against young men from a Sunset Park mosque who were harrassing a woman.  That behavior is okay until it happens to your daughter or someone you know.

     

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    March 18, 2017

    Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch with the Easter Bunny in Bay Ridge or Nearby in Brooklyn!

    If you know of other dates, please leave in the comments below.

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    Saturday, April 1st – The Easter Bunny will be at The Bookmarke Shoppe for pictures — no brunch 8415 – 3rd Avenue – 12-3 pm

    Photos with the Easter Bunny printed in minutes * no cell phone photos  allowed
    Package #1 $9.99 includes 1 4×6 picture with frame
    Package #2 $14.99 includes 2 4×6 pictures with 2 frames & an emailed digital copy

     

    Saturday, April 1stEgg Hunt and KidzFest at Fort Hamilton High School Girls Gym 8301 Shore Road  10 AM – 1 PM   $5.00

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Sunday, April 2nd – Aviator Easter Brunch – 2 seatings 9 am — 11 am  OR 12-2   Call  718-758-7551 or purchase online           Adults: $24   Kids (3-12): $22  Babies 2 and under: Free

     

     

    **Learn how to make Pysanky-Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorations  – April 2, 8 ad  9 2017     The Ukrainian Museum, 222 E. 6th St between Second and Third Ave  The Ukrainian Museum (NYC) Courses and Workshops  $15 adult – $10 kids

     

    Saturday, April 8th 11-4 pm Easter Bunny Lunch at St. Anselm

    $15 for adults and children (children under 2 free) – reserve by March 27th

     

     

     Saturday, April 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th & 17th Easter Egg Hunt by Green Meadow Farms at Aviator   $9.00 tickets  Photos with Whiskers the Easter Bunny. Farm animals to pet.

    Saturday, April 15th Easter Egg Hunt at Owl’s Head Park 2-4 pm. This is a huge event with around 1,000 children participating. Register here. They are also asking for volunteers. Face Painting and The Easter Bunny.

     

    Saturday, April 15th Easter Egg Hunt at 79th Street and Shore Road Park 1-3 pm sponsored by the Zion Church. Free. More info

     

     

    Saturday, April 15th   McGolrick Egg Hunt – Tickets here

     

     

     

     

     

    Sunday, April 16th at Dyker Beach Golf Course  – Easter Brunch  1-4 pm  Adults: $60   Children $40   718-836-9722 ext 261

     

     

     

     

    Sunday, April 16th at South Fin Grille in Staten Island   1-3 pm (more info) — I know this isn’t in Brooklyn, but we did this one year because family is in Bklyn and NJ – it was very memorable and fun.

    Adults: $51.30 includes Tax and Gratuity
    Children Ages 3 – 10: $25.64 includes Tax and Gratuity. Children under 3 are Free.  Purchase Tickets online

     

     

     

    The Easter Bunny is at Kings Plaza Mall.   March 22, 2017 through April 15, 2017

    EASTER BUNNY HOURS    Monday-Thursday: 11am-8pm   Friday-Saturday: 10am-9pm   Sunday: 11am-8pm

     

     

    Sunday, April 16th at The Easter Bunny Cruise  1-3:30 pm – tickets $30

     

     

     

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    March 15, 2017

    City Council Election Funding- Money Is Posted Online and there are some Strange Things to Record.

     

    Nancy Tong doesn’t know anyone in the 11209 who cares to donate $1.00 to her being elected here.

    Charlie Ragusa is funding Nancy Tong’s run. What happened to Colton and Treyger who pushed Tong out into a district she doesn’t live?  It’s obvious Ragusa is clueless to what is going on in Brooklyn.   Drop out Nancy Tong, you are just being used in this election.


    Khader El-Yateen has a lot of money coming in, but it’s not from a lot of people in this voting district. 

    Bob Capano didn’t take in as much as he led people to believe.

     

     

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    March 15, 2017

    Team Khader El-Yateem – Bay Ridge

    Kayla Santosuosso is heading Khader El-Yateem’s campaign. It must be painful for her to work for him when he goes

    against her own beliefs (see quote below)

     

     

    Santosuosso has been blogging for awhile and she clearly doesn’t like when politicians repeat messages from NYC.

     

    Yet, Khader El-Yateem loves to repeat NYC’s messages on Facebook. I think mainly because he hasn’t spoken out for Bay Ridge so putting out generic messages is easy for him.  I wonder if Santosuosso is going to tell me that this is an original message from El-Yateem?

     

     

    Below, Khader just repeated Mayor deBlasio’s message about unsafe roads ans schools being closed. Then he talked about meals and didn’t offer any solution (no invite for families to the church to eat soup?)

     

    Or is it just Santosusso publishing those messages on El-Yateem’s Facebook page? LOL. I guess it’s better than publishing a Lutheran Magazine cover from 17 years ago. Yes, he published a cover from 17 years ago because there is nothing current.

     

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    March 15, 2017

    Shamrock Run in Bay Ridge – March 26th

    Bay Ridge Shamrock Run 

    Age – 16 and over

    Check in at 11:00 am – race begins at 12:30

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    March 14, 2017

    Rev. Khader El-Yateen Appeared in The Post Today

     

    The NY Post has a story about Rev. Khader El-Yateem Candidate for NYC Council. The Arab American Association has received 200K and is allowing the Muslim Democratic Club to meet there (and the Muslim Democratic Club does show that they held meetings there).

    This is a federal violation of notprofit rules. El-Yateem would be aware of those rules because he has been the leader of a church for a long time.

    But he either doesn’t care or didn’t think they would get caught because he is a priest. Some people think they are above the law.

     

     

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    March 9, 2017

    Pulling a Menchaca in Brooklyn

    “Pulling a Menchaca in Brooklyn” is similar to pulling a Malliotakis. The objective is for the politician to do as little as possible and then take a picture acting like they just reinvented something.

     

    Carlos Menchaca bought 10 garbage cans with his name on it, but he has no idea how his name got on the garbage can. Councilman Mark Treyger has Menchaca beat as he spent $18,000 of taxpayers dollars on garbage cans with his name on them.  When you do very little in your community, putting your name on a garbage can is a way to make it look like you did something. If it is a sticker, why didn’t he remove it himself already? L-A-Z-Y

    Ruth Brown writer  at The Brooklyn Paper exposed Menchaca for wasting $15,000 on ten garbage cans. At some point Menchaca posed for this picture.  Menchaca doesn’t realize selfies don’t make his community better.

      

    Why is Menchaca wearing the top of a suit and jeans on the bottom? Does he think no one can see him from below the waist? Look in the mirror Councilman.

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    March 8, 2017

    Jerry Kassar, Brooklyn Republican Party Chairman?

     

    I woke up early this morning and made my rounds through the silly local news and interesting online blogs.

     

    Interestingly in the Brooklyn Eagle, I saw the picture above with that caption and I had to save it!

     

    The Brooklyn Republican Party elected a new leader, but the author of the Eagle article, John Alexander named Jerry Kassar as the Brooklyn Republican Party Chairman. Was it a typo? If it is, the Editors of the Brooklyn Eagle would have to issue an apology – nothing online yet.  It’s not April Fool’s Day, so it’s not a joke. But maybe John Alexander was sending a message to his readers. Interestingly, Liam McCabe recently became a Republican after being a Conservative all his life. 

     

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    March 8, 2017

    Kevin Peter Carroll – City Council Candidate

    Kevin Peter Carroll talks about Marty Golden and Nicole Malliotakis.

     

     

     

    This video was taken on January 31, 2017.

     

    Kevin Peter Carroll thinks it is very, very sad that no one ran against Malliotakis or Golden.

    As District Leader, Kevin Peter Carroll’s job was to find people to run against these candidates. In November 2016, both went unchallenged.

     

    Here’s the actual sad part….when great people like Jamie Kemmerer have stepped up to run, Kevin Peter Carroll didn’t back him. Carroll doesn’t get that the District Leader position is to support Democrats and advance the party.  Malliotakis will not be up for re-election for another two years, so Kevin Peter Carroll mentioning a candidate for November 2018 is weird.  

    BTW, why does Kevin Peter Carroll keep mentioning his age? He’s the same age as everyone else in politics now and he didn’t do anything outstanding as a young district leader (remember Senator Golden and Malliotakis have been in office for awhile) so being young wasn’t an advantage to this area. Someone with connections and who is endearing to people needs to be the district leader so people will get excited about running for office here again.  

     

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