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  • November 18, 2017

    Handmaids Meet Congressman Donovan in Bay Ridge

    Congressman Dan Donovan had a coffee meetup today from 2 – 4 pm in Bay Ridge.  Donovan was greeted by the Handmaids Resistance at Fort Hamilton High School.

     

    Photo by: Courtney Scott
     

    Why are these women dressed as handmaids and wearing the white bonnet and red cape?    Women’s rights activists have been protesting elected representatives wearing white bonnets and red cloaks (See more here)

     

    Photo by Ross Barkan

     

     

    Photo by C. Scott

     

     

     

    During today’s coffee meetup with Donovan, he tried to sound endearing to Bay Ridge residents and told them their advocacy worked.   The topic of net neutrality came up and Donovan may or may not understand it. Apparently, Donovan was also asked about this last week at a meetup, so he may be playing dumb because a pol won’t go to another meeting without knowing the answer, would he?  See here

     

     

     

     

    At the end of the meeting, Donovan booked. Most politicians will linger at the end of a meeting and talk to residents individually (well Vinnie Gentile will). Donovan has a habit of ending a meeting (even an online meeting he will end at the exact ending time and not take any more questions.  It comes off as uncaring and cold.  Fight Back Bay Ridge wrote:

     

     

     

    Fight Back Bay Ridge stood up to another elected representative who forgot he represents people in Bay Ridge. This is not the first time Donovan has been met by the Handmaids. On October 28th, Fight Back Bay Ridge Handmaidens  protested Donovan  and recorded their meeting. In the video, Donovan reads their message and looks ridiculous.  The video has been watched by over 10,000 people.

     

    Last Spring, Donovan refused to have a Town Hall Meeting in Bay Ridge. Fight Back Bay Ridge held a Town Hall and invited Donovan, but he didn’t show up.

     

    This Fall, Michael Grimm announced he is returning to politics and will be was running against Donovan.  Now Donovan wants to drink coffee with Bay Ridge.

     

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    November 18, 2017

    Community Board 10 Meeting – November 20th – 7:15 pm

     

    Illegal Conversions is the topic of the Community Board 10 Meeting at the Norwegian Home 1250 – 67th Street  on November 20th at 7:15 pm. 

     

     

     

     

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    November 18, 2017

    Councilman-elect Brannan Survey for Bay Ridge

     

     

    Councilman-elect Justin Brannan is off to a good start. He put together a diverse transition team. Interestingly Republicans/Conservatives are on it too – see Kadia Gobia’s article.    He was also seen after attending NYC Council school this week.

     

    Brannan  made a survey to hear what everyone wants!  Go take it.   

     

    If you are interested in joining the transition team: send a resume to Transition43JB@gmail.com 

     

     

     

     

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    November 18, 2017

    Elf Jr. at Saint Ephrem School

    Elf Jr. produced under Susan Huizinga (which means it is going to be great)  will be performed at Saint Ephrem School on December 8th, 9th and 10.  Tickets $10 each

     

     

     

    See other Bay Ridge Christmas and  Holiday events here 
     

     

     

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    November 18, 2017

    It’s a Wonderful Life ~ Narrows Community Theater

    This year, The Narrows Community Theater is presenting It’s a Wonderful Life to Bay Ridge at the Fort Hamilton Theater. Shows are on December 1st,2nd,3rd, 9th and 10th. Tickets are $25 adults, $20 students and $15 children 12 and under.

     

    Narrows Community Theater It's a Wonderful Life

     

     

    The Narrows Community Theater presents its Winter musical production, “A Wonderful Life,” on Friday, December 1, at 8pm,   Saturdays, December 2 and 9, at 2pm and 8pm; and Sundays, December 3 and 10, at 1pm – at the Fort Hamilton Army Base  Theater, 101st Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn (ID required). Tickets: $25 adults, $20 seniors. $20 students (21 and under), and $15 children (12 and under). Call 718-482-3173 or  email NCT@nctheaterny.com, or visit www.NarrowsCommunityTheater.com

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    November 18, 2017

    Brunch with Santa at the Fort Hamilton Army Base – Dec 10th

     

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    Brunch with Santa at the Fort Hamilton Army Base 11 am – 2 pm. $40 Adults; $20 Child.  Ages 3 & Under Free

    To register: Call 718.765.7368 Ext. 3 to reserve your spot. Prepaid reservations/No refunds.

     

    See other Bay Ridge Holiday events here

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    November 17, 2017

    Patsy’s Pizzeria is Opening Next to Nonno’s

    Nonno’s Pizza has been in Bay Ridge since 2013.

     

    Patsy’s Pizzeria is opening right next door to Nonno’s at 8814 Third Avenue.

     

    Patsy’s may take business from Nonno’s.  See more here

     

    Nonno’s is a great pizzeria when the father is there. He really loves this neighborhood and takes cares of his customers.

     

     

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    November 17, 2017

    Go See The Miracle of Christmas in PA – Dec. 6th

     

    Saint Bernadette’s Church is going to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to see the Miracle of Christmas. It actually looks very good.

     

     

     

     

     

    Here’s the info if you want to go:

     

     

     

     

     

     

    If you can’t go with St. Bernadette’s, Holy Cross is going to the same show on December 30th.

     

     

     

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    November 17, 2017

    Christmas Ornaments in Bay Ridge

     

     

    Where can I buy ornaments in Bay Ridge?

     

    • Bookmark Shoppe has personalized ornaments   

     

     

    • Classic Impressions  9008 – 3rd Avenue * Nice items – fair price

     

    • Heart To Heart  9006 – 3rd Avenue  * Fancy and cutesy stuff

     

    • Debra Rose – 7622 3rd Ave  

     

    • American Greetings on 86th Street and 5th Avenue sells Hallmark ornaments

     

    • Walgreens sells Hallmark ornaments 95th Street and 3rd Avenue

     

    • D2 8701 – 4th Avenue  sells boxes of ornaments (like the kind below) – cheap

     

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    November 17, 2017

    Best Coffee Shops in Bay Ridge to Work Remotely

    Quiet Places to Work in Bay Ridge:

     

    Coffee Shops

     

    •  Coffee Lab Rx – 6903 3rd Avenue. Open 8:00 am – 8:30 pm.

     

    • Cream Coffee Shop – 7210 3rd Avenue.  Open 7:30 am – 7:00 pm

     

    • Matter Coffee Shop – 7604 3rd Avenue.  Open 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
    • Cocoa Grinder 8511 – 3rd Avenue quiet in the mornings / early afternoon   

     

    • The Coop – the front of the store is always quiet. Sometimes the back has kids playing and is noisy. 

    Libraries

    The Library BEFORE  2:15 pm  when school lets out
    •  Bay Ridge Branch  – 7223 Ridge Blvd

     

    • Fort Hamilton Branch –  9424 Fourth Ave

     

    • Dyker Branch 8202 13th Ave
    Not the Fort Hamilton Branch – it is always noisy and there are kids there even when school is in session.

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    November 17, 2017

    Fingerlings ~ The Hot Toy For Christmas

    Fingerlings have been hard to find before Halloween. Companies want to create a demand for their items so people want it. Creating the demand in October, really makes the kids want it by December, especially since they see so much advertising for it.

     

     

     

    Where can you get Fingerlings?  Amazon has some here. But be careful because some are fakes (see the reviews)

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    November 17, 2017

    Bay Ridge Socialists Meeting – November 20th


    The Bay Ridge Socialists invite you to their November 20th meeting from 7-9 pm at The Union Church 7915 Bay Ridge Boulevard.

     

     

     

     

     

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