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  • April 29, 2016

    Voting Fiasco and Voting in Bay Ridge

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    When I heard that there was voting problems around the last election, I realized we needed to have Lee’s info looked up. Lee is registered as an independent and didn’t get to vote in this election. In the election prior to this one (the one where Dan Donovan/Vinnie Gentile and Pam Harris/Lucretia ran in our area), Lee had to vote by proxy because the polling site workers said he was not registered here.  When he voted by proxy, we thought it was a paperwork mistake between the DMV and the voter registration office. After the election, we printed a form online and sent it in to have the address changed.  


    The day after THIS election, I checked the voter registration online for Lee. Another street is listed on Lee’s registration. The street is nearby, but it would put him at a different poll site. Even after we sent in form after the last election, an incorrect address remains in the system?!   SOMETHING ISN’T RIGHT HERE.  I don’t know who handles the Independents registration at the Board of Elections (if you know, can you leave it in the comments below) so we wrote to the Board of Elections and received an e-mail that it would take a few WEEKS for them to update it. 


    WEEKS?  Hello Board of Elections it’s 2016, tap tap on your computer and fix the mistake. 


    The following day,  April 21st, Lee received an e-mail from the Board of Elections which just said “Good Morning Leon” – nothing else.  


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    Why hasn’t any elected official in our area come out and called for the people working in the Board of Elections to step down? I don’t care if you are a Democrat or Republican, if you are a politician you should have spoken out against voters being removed.  The only elected official who has complained is DeBlasio,  This isn’t a situation with one person pulling a few voter registrations, this is a situation where the Board of Elections office is not being run correctly and they need to clean house. Suspending one person is not enough.  Newspapers are reporting that these jobs are given out to friends of pols – let’s change that process.  At the very least, transfer ALL of these people to other offices so they can’t play with Brooklyn voters registrations. If voting is the only thing we have, then it needs to be done by people who actually care about doing it correctly.  These workers  should offer to step down.


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    April 28, 2016

    Crime in Bay Ridge This Morning – April 28th

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      My phone was blowing up this morning as my neighbors were alerting me about crime that happened in the early morning hours around Bay Ridge. There was a robbery at a place on 84th and 3rd Avenue (at Xin Restaurant).


    Cops from the 68th Precinct had the area closed off this morning around 7:00 am. There have been break-ins at restaurants in the area for awhile so they think they caught this group.

    This morning there was no tape, but at 3:30 pm, tape went up around Xin.

    robbery at xin restaurant in bay ridge april 2016


    The 68th Precinct posted this.

    Also in our hood this morning, residents heard a helicopter looming overhead. Some guys stole a car and the cops chased them into Shore Road Park. Residents in the area said that some police officers were really moving when they entered the park and others had large dogs with them.  The police caught the three of them.

    The Home Reporter’s Story.


    It’s the end of the month and rent is due –this afternoon there was an armed robbery at 48th Street and 7th Avenue


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    April 28, 2016

    Free Yoga in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

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    Fort Hamilton Library has free yoga on Mondays and Saturdays for Adults. The library is at 9424 Fourth Ave.

    SATURDAYS 10:15-11:30 AM Reduce stress and & gain flexibility in a safe & fun environment Beginners are welcome Bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket to practice  (see listing for this Saturday, April 30th)

    MONDAYS – 4-5:30 pm – Yoga for Fun and Fitness

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    April 28, 2016

    Music Box Faculty Recital – April 30, 2016 – Bay Ridge

    The faculty at the Music Box School are having a recital on Saturday, April 30th in Bay Ridge 5:30 PM at Good Shepherd Church located at 7420 – 4th Avenue in Brooklyn.

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    April 27, 2016

    Jobs for Teens in Brooklyn – Summer 2016

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    Here are some jobs for teenagers in Brooklyn:

    1) Apply for SYEP – it’s the NYC program that let’s teens get jobs in the summer school childcare programs and office – easy work and good pay.  (Accept 14, 15 16 and 17 year olds)

    2) Lifeguard at Aviator – apply here

    3) The Brooklyn District Attorney has internships for high school students

    4) Many jobs at the Seagate Pool Club – 16 and up – see here

    5) Brooklyn Crab is hiring – see here

    6) Red Hook Community Justice Center Internship – paid – see here

    7) Jobs at Unos Restaurant

    8) Cashiers needed at Michael’s Craft Store

    9) Camp counselors 17 years old and up – see here

    10) Customer Service Best Buy – see here

    11) NYC Parks recently posted a jobs bulletin – see here

    12) Work at Adventure’s Amusement Park – 17 years old and up – see here


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    April 27, 2016

    Summer Jobs for Staten Island Teens – Summer 2016

    summer jobs for teenagers in staten island 2016

    There are a lot of jobs for Staten Island teenagers.

    1) Apply for SYEP – it’s the NYC program that let’s teens get jobs in the summer school childcare programs and office – easy work and good pay.  (Accept 14, 15 16 and 17 year olds)

    2) Work at Chipotle – 17 and up – apply here

    3) Work the register at an Italian restaurant in Staten Island – see here

    4) Work at Sears Portrait Studio

    5) There are jobs at Party City – see here

    6) Job at Charlotte Russe – see here

    7) Work at Foot Action in the mall. see here

    8) Work at Wendy’s fast food restaurant – 16 years old and up – see post   – Also another post here

    9) If you like to ride your bike, you can deliver pizza for Domino’s in Staten Island – 17 and up – apply here

    10) JCPenny in the mall – customer service jobs

    11) Garage has an opening – see here

    12) High school graduates or equivalent can apply to work at Macys in the mall – see here

    13) High school grads or equivalent can apply to work at BCBG in the mall $11.50 an hour – see here

    14) High school degree or GED – work at Chase Bank – see here

    15) Work at the solar kiosk in the mall – see here

    16) A job at The Gap – see here

    17) Bank teller for a high school grad – see here

    18) Job at Trampoline Courts – 18 and up – see here

    19) Job at paintball place – see here

    20) 15 and up can apply to be a life guard – form here

    21) Work at Randazzo’s Clam Bar – dish washer, wait staff, kitchen workers – call 718-273-8800 – see post

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    April 27, 2016

    Is Industry City Just for Transient Businesses?

    Industry City got hit hard today when Makerbot announced that they were moving production to China.  Just last Summer (39 weeks ago), Makerbot announced the opening of their huge futuristic factory in Industry City. Optimists cheered over the jobs that were created.

    Why? Because it’s cheaper to manufacture almost anything in China (link). There also seems to have been a problem with some of the printers.

    Last April (2015) Makerbot laid off 100 workers, then in October 2015, they laid off another 20% of their factory workers (source). Now with the closing of the factory, more people will be laid off.

    Industry City may just be a temporary stop for startups to see if they can make it in the market without having to afford NYC rents. Brooklyn shouldn’t be investing tax money into Industry City while it is

    The Gap announced it will be going into Industry City, but the Gap isn’t a big deal because it’s all over the place. The initials GAP on clothes isn’t flattering.

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    April 27, 2016

    Get Rid of Things You Don’t Want

    I love when they have events like this as it gives me a reason to look through my house and get rid of some things we don’t need. This is a chance to donate all those appliances and items in your house that you don’t want.  Dropoff  days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. at 745 – 59th Street



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    April 27, 2016

    Pet Adoption – April 30, 2016 Brooklyn

    Pet Adoption in Brooklyn on Saturday, April 30th – 11:00 am to 3:-00 pm at Marine Park Ave U  Parking Lot.


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    April 26, 2016

    Five Borough Bike Tour is on May 1st, Greek Orthodox Easter

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    Closure for Annual Five Boro Bike Tour

    The Staten Island-bound lower level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed from 12:01 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, May 1 for the annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour. The upper level of the bridge will remain open in both directions throughout the event.

    Motorists should expect delays and allow extra travel time. To hear information about all the Verrazano-Narrow Bridge bike tour closures, call 718 556-8010.

    Other closings at the Verrazano-Narrows will include:
    · One Brooklyn-bound lane on the lower level from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    · The Bay Street exit from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    · BQE approach (I-278 West) to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    · The 92nd Street entrance ramp to the Staten Island-bound lower level from approximately 12:01 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    · Belt Parkway entrance ramp to the Staten Island-bound lower level from approximately 12:01 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    In addition, traffic exiting the Hugh L. Carey (formerly Brooklyn-Battery) Tunnel in Brooklyn will be diverted to Hamilton Avenue between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and the Trinity Place exit in Manhattan will also be closed between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Furthermore, the ramp to the FDR Drive from the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge will be closed between 7:45 a.m. and Noon. All Manhattan-bound traffic must exit at 125th Street.

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    April 26, 2016

    Nina Chen – Brooklyn – Missing Person

    Nina Chen has been missing since Friday,  4/22.   It finally appeared in the papers on April 27th  The Home Reporter, another local paper covered the story on April 28th.

    Why aren’t more papers and news stations carrying this story and Nina’s picture? I wonder if her parents reported it to the Missing and Exploited Children organization – here

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    April 26, 2016

    For Stressed-Out Adults in Bay Ridge – Thursday Evening Coloring

      The Bay Ridge Library is holding a stress-relief coloring program for adults on Thursday evening.  


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