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  • June 23, 2017

    Vinnie Gentile – Town Hall – June 27th

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    June 18, 2017

    RIP Lara Greene

    Memorial for Lara Greene on 6th Avenue and 80th Street


    Lara died in her apartment and was found Wednesday evening :(    

    RIP Lara



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    June 18, 2017

    Bay Ridge Residents are Being Told to Put Their Garbage In Front of This Woman’s Home

    First a huge apology goes out to Margaret McLaughlin in Bay Ridge. The City of NY told Margaret’s neighbors who live on a private street to put their garbage outside of Margaret’s home.


    Margaret obviously likes her neighbors as she appeared with them on the news segment. But that’s just soooooooooooo wrong for the city to tell people to put all of their garbage outside of Margaret’s home.


    Community Board 10 talked about the issue in April. (see page 40)



    There are four streets in Bay Ridge that are affected by this:




    Someone needs to do some problem solving and help these residents.


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    June 16, 2017

    Family Fun Day at McKinley Park – June 17, 2017

    What is there to do in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn on June 17, 2017?

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    June 15, 2017


    On June 13th, a 64 year old Asian woman committed suicide by jumping in front of the R train. Story here


    God rest her soul.

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    June 14, 2017

    Khader El-Yateem – Is He a Peacemaker?



    Today the Kings County Blog ran a story about Reverend Khader El-Yateem.  It’s a pretty involved situation that started some time in 2014 involving donations for the The Resource Training Center , a substance abuse, counseling and treatment center located in Bay Ridge at 408 77th  Street. Hey 77th Street, did you know this was going on there (the article says Marty Golden funded it). It’s not in Marty Golden’s backyard so he doesn’t care.

    The last line really stood out to me: “Both DePola and El-Yateem remain members of Community Board 10 but, according to DePola, have not spoken to each other since the incident.”  

    Khader El-Yateem is running his campaign on the fact that he is a peacemaker. Yet, he attends Community Board meetings with his neighbor, Donna Mae DePola and hasn’t spoken to her in years. That doesn’t sound like a peacemaker. It actually sounds like what the Irish do when they don’t want to communicate with anyone – they stop talking to each other.  If Reverend Khader El-Yateem was a peacemaker, he would have reached out to DePola and resolved this situation by now.  


    Khader El-Yateem could easily clear up the issue with DePola. If he gave her the money, he could post the checks that he wrote for her organization and show that he transferred the money to her.

    In 2014, El-Yateem called for a meeting to discuss the drug problem in Bay Ridge. It’s 2017, why haven’t we seen Khader El-Yateem call meetings this year or last year about the drug problem in Bay Ridge?



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    June 14, 2017

    Crossroads Sports and Arts Camp – Sundays during the Summer

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    June 14, 2017

    Big Apple Games at PS 186 – July 2017

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    June 11, 2017

    July Basketball Camp at DGK School for Children in Grades 2-8

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    June 11, 2017

    Bay Ridge Bloom at the Firefly – June 15th from 6-10 pm

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    June 11, 2017

    Baylady Iftaar Feast – June 19th Bay Ridge

    I love the Baylady Store – the place is easy to shop in, clean and has great customer service. It’s one of those little Bay Ridge shops where the owners actually take the time to know a customer.


    Baylady’s message: All are welcome to join us for iftar on Monday, June 19th. Balady will provide a feast of 100% Halal lamb, halal beef, halal chicken, salads, soup, rice, and more right outside the shop for ALL neighbors and locals. Come by and taste our food as we serve you; our customers..our neighbors..our community. If anyone wishes to volunteer helping serve the food, please contact the store manager.

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    June 11, 2017

    Fort Hamilton High School is Closed Until January – Swimming Classes this Summer



    The pool at Fort Hamilton High School is closed until January for renovations. BRAINS Swimming is on hiatus until the pool opens again. 

    There are other swim classes this Summer for children in the area.  

    1) Poly Prep Swimming Classes   

    2) Camp Olympia has a Summer Camp with 3 days of Swimming instruction. They also offer private lessons at your pool for $45 a half an hour. campolympiany@hotmail.com


    3) Take Me to the Water Swimming at the Berkley Carroll has group and private classes


    4) Imagine Swimming – $45 for 45 minutes

    5) Matchpoint has swim lessons with Stephanie

    6) Horizon Swimming used to use the Fort Hamilton HS Pool is now going to use the Tilden High School Pool on Kings Highway and East 58th Street. Classes  meet twice a week and were $400-$500 






    Swim Classes for Adults 



    • Camp Olympia we have classes for adults Saturdays at John Jay High School and Sundays at Erasmus Hall 911 Flatbush Avenue


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