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  • October 7, 2017

    The Backroom Deal Controlling Our Election


    John Quaglione Backroom Politics Bay Ridge


    If you follow politics in Bay Ridge, you know that John Quaglione and others have a “backroom deal” which controls our election.


    John Quaglione told the paper in detail about the deal during the Summer. 


    In the newspaper today, Gerald Kassar, chairman of the Brooklyn Conservative Party Julianne Cuba that John Quaglione said she was lying in the article.”  Kassar denied knowing anything about the deal. Update: Mike Long, head of the Cnservatives said that Kassar knew about the deal as Kassar had to sign the paperwork for the placeholder candidate, John Bruno to get the position and Quaglione to take his spot. 


    You would think the Conservative Party would have an ounce of common sense and close the ballot line once John Bruno left it SINCE  John Quaglione blabbered about “the placeholder candidate”  to the press more than a month ago.  If the Conservative Party thought Quaglione was a good candidate, they would have given him the party line to begin with. 

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    October 18, 2017

    Chipotle will Give 50% of Proceeds to the Brooklyn Library Today

    Show them this ad on your phone – today only!


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    October 18, 2017

    Clothing Drive and Blood Drive Outside St. Ephrem 10/21 and 10/22

    October 21st from 9 – 11:45 am, St. Vincent de Paul will hold a clothing drive at Saint Ephrem in the parking lot on 74th Street.








    The New York Blood Center will host a blood drive on Sunday, October 22nd from 8:30 – 2:30 pm.


    The Mobile Blood Bus will be in front of Saint Ephrem’s Church to collect blood.


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    October 18, 2017

    Donate Your Old Suits and Professional Attire


    Saint Anselm Church (82nd Street and 4th Avenue) is holding it’s 3rd Annual Louise Troisi Clothing Drive to collect suits and professional attire.  You can bring your gently used items to Saint Anselm before or after masses on October 28th and 29th.

    Your donated items will allow young adults at “Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow” to look their best for job interviews. 


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    October 17, 2017

    Register for the Bay Ridge #CD43 Candidates Debate – October 24th



    Justin Brannan, Bob Capano and the other guy will debate the issues on October 24th in the auditorium at IS 30  7002 4th Avenue from 7 – 9 pm.


    The Arab American Association, South Brooklyn Progressive Resistance and Fight Back Bay Ridge will be hosting  a  City Council Candidate Debate.  Candidates will engage with community members in a town hall style debate about some of the major issues directly impacting our communities including police reform, sanctuary cities, and Islamophobia.

    Want to join the conversation? Tweet your questions using #AAANYDebate   or send your questions to our FB event page using #AAANYDebate


    Please RSVP using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/Xi3gmLcGGkxvyg4G3


    For more information: contact us at advocacy@arabamericanny.org


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    October 17, 2017

    Free Italian Opera Concert – October 21st at 2 pm


    The Italian Opera Company is having a Fall Concert on Saturday, October 21st at 2:00 pm at the New Utrecht Library 1743 – 86th Street


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    October 17, 2017

    Bay Ridge Street Renaming – October 21st

    There will be a street renaming in honor of  a Bay Ridge hero, Police Officer David Guttenberg. October 21, 2017 at 10 am. The corner of 86th and 7th Avenue will be named: “Patrolman David Guttenberg Way.”


    Two flyers – each shows a different time!!





    On December 28 1978, Guttenberg saw a double parked car on the street. He walked into a Dyker Auto Supply Shop Supply Shop  (on 86th and between 7th Avenue and Dalgren) to find the owner of the car and give him a chance to move the car (so he didn’t have to ticket him………..quite different than now) and there was a robbery.


    Guttenberg was married and had four children. Why did we take son long to acknowledge his service to our community?  


    But here is something cool:   “Christian Durante, a volunteer NYPD auxiliary police sergeant, had made it his mission to honor one of the predecessors beyond the precinct memorial section, which he created. He filed a motion in March for the city to co-name the northwest corner of 86th Street and 7th Avenue, “Patrolman David Guttenberg Way.  Durante, 27 was not alive when Officer Guttenberg was shot, but he patrols the same area that Officer Guttenberg did.”  


    Luis Torres, 33 & Pablo Costello were the men who were robbing the auto supply shop. Torres shot Officer Guttenberg, while Costello served as his lookout man outside the store. 


    Luis Torres died in prison in 1996.


    Pablo Costello, the accomplice served 35 years in prison and after many denied appeals, he was released in 2014 on a technicality. 



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    October 17, 2017

    348 – 93rd Street House Tour

    Do you like looking inside people’s homes? I do – I love getting new ideas and seeing how people use similar space.



    This 2 bedroom condo is $1.65 and available from Corcoran 


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    October 16, 2017

    Fight on 86th Street Near the Halal Cart

    The Halal cart owner on 86th Street (near Chase) attempted to break up a fight and got beat up. He was hospitalized. Story here


    Adam West shared this video on Youtube:


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    October 16, 2017

    Yolanda Gampp at the Bookmark Shoppe 10/25

    Youtube sensation,  Yolanda Gampp will be at the Bookmark Shoppe in Bay Ridge on October 25th from 7-8 pm. You can buy Gampp’s book, How to Cake It and sign up to have it signed here.


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    October 16, 2017

    See Orionids Meteor Shower from Owl’s Head Park 10/22


    Orionids Meteor Shower Sunday, October 22, 2017 8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.

    Owl’s Head Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history, and folklore of the universe. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. The Orionids is an average shower, producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak.

    Owl’s Head Park House  Enter at 68th Street and Colonial Road  Cost:  Free


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    October 15, 2017

    Vesuvio’s Amazing Halloween Photo

    Vesuvio’s in Bay Ridge took an amazing Halloween photo!   7305 3rd Avenue


    Vesuvios Halloween Bay Ridge

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    October 15, 2017

    Bike Lane for Bay Ridge – Done Deal Before Meeting


    A community board meeting took place.

    Residents objected and offered other ideas.

    But it was already a DONE DEAL……  Story here


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