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“Mr. Tang’s has been around for decades and heralded the new high-end, cutting-edge Asian cuisine we all expect today wh...
04/16/2021
Mr. Tang closes after 35 years - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

“Mr. Tang’s has been around for decades and heralded the new high-end, cutting-edge Asian cuisine we all expect today when we dine out.”

Mr. Tang, a favorite of Bay Ridgeites for more than three decades, has closed. The Chinese restaurant on Third Avenue and Bay …

“We remain committed to our customers and the Coney Island community and look forward to seeing you all soon.”
04/13/2021
Totonno’s: Closing rumors a no-no - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

“We remain committed to our customers and the Coney Island community and look forward to seeing you all soon.”

A beloved Coney Island pizzeria is staying put, despite rumors of its demise. The owners of Totonno’s Pizzeria Napolitana, 1524 Neptune Ave., …

“We are so excited to be able to provide festive lighting throughout the Ramadan season. As home to one of the largest A...
04/13/2021
Fifth Avenue lit up to celebrate Ramadan - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

“We are so excited to be able to provide festive lighting throughout the Ramadan season. As home to one of the largest Arabic populations in New York City, we are proud to celebrate with our friends and neighbors.”

For the first time ever, lights have been put up along Fifth Avenue to celebrate the holy month of Ramadan. The lights, …

As a healthcare worker who has seen so much over the course of the last 14 months, it was great to be able to be in the ...
04/12/2021
Frontline workers have essential day of fun - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

As a healthcare worker who has seen so much over the course of the last 14 months, it was great to be able to be in the most amazing playground of the world where I grew up and work."

“The People’s Playground” has people once again. Coney Island’s amusement parks, which were closed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reopened …

The Brooklyn Public Library launched its annual PowerUP! competition this week, offering Brooklyn’s aspiring entrepreneu...
04/12/2021
BPL program helps entrepreneurs start own businesses - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

The Brooklyn Public Library launched its annual PowerUP! competition this week, offering Brooklyn’s aspiring entrepreneurs free courses in business and the chance to win a grand prize of $20,000 in seed money.

From brooklyneagle.com The Brooklyn Public Library launched its annual PowerUP! competition this week, offering Brooklyn’s aspiring entrepreneurs free courses in business and …

“The MTA reminds motorists that the best way to get lowest toll rates – up to 40 percent off of the Tolls by Mail rate –...
04/08/2021
Motorists will face toll hike on Verrazzano this weekend - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

“The MTA reminds motorists that the best way to get lowest toll rates – up to 40 percent off of the Tolls by Mail rate – is to sign up for an E-ZPass account with the New York Service Center (NYSC) at e-zpassny.com and mount the tag correctly as shown in instructions that come with the tag and are posted online.”

Starting Sunday, April 11, the MTA is set to raise tolls on several bridges and tunnels, including the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. The MTA’s …

Chief Flynn first worked at Ladder Co. 114 on Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park after he joined the FDNY in 2005, and he serv...
04/08/2021
Flynn named FDNY’s chief fire marshal - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

Chief Flynn first worked at Ladder Co. 114 on Fourth Avenue in Sunset Park after he joined the FDNY in 2005, and he served there until his promotion to fire marshal in 2009.

Veteran firefighter began in Sunset Park; he’s now Department’s lead ‘detective’ From brooklyneagle.com Chief Daniel E. Flynn of the FDNY on Monday …

“Since August, we’ve donated to Sunrise Day Camp for Childhood Cancer Awareness, Save a Turtle Organization in Florida, ...
04/07/2021
Gigi’s Creations take on a life of their own - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

“Since August, we’ve donated to Sunrise Day Camp for Childhood Cancer Awareness, Save a Turtle Organization in Florida, Third on Third for a Cure, Grandma’s Love and Guild for Exceptional Children.”

A 9-year-old Bay Ridge girl has spent the pandemic in a charitable state of mind. Gianna Solitario, who launched Gigi’s Creations more …

“Thanks to the partnership we have with Wildcat Services and the Alliance for Coney Island, graffiti and garbage will be...
04/07/2021
Major cleanup effort gets under way - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

“Thanks to the partnership we have with Wildcat Services and the Alliance for Coney Island, graffiti and garbage will be removed from local business corridors."

Coney Island will be a bit cleaner thanks to new beautification efforts in the amusement district and on Mermaid Avenue.  Funding for …

“While it was a devastating time for many, we are excited to welcome back guests and celebrate the life and passion of o...
04/06/2021
Plans highlighted for the 2021 season in Coney Island - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

“While it was a devastating time for many, we are excited to welcome back guests and celebrate the life and passion of our parents’ and grandparents’ hard work who dedicated their lives to providing Coney Island with a warm welcoming amusement park on the Boardwalk.”

Following the announcements that Luna Park in Coney Island and Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park will reopen April 9, owners and others …

“Through our mobile vaccine fleet launching today, equipped with vans and buses, we intend to take these efforts on the ...
04/06/2021
Mayor announces COVID-19 vaccination vans, also more walk-in sites for elderly - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

“Through our mobile vaccine fleet launching today, equipped with vans and buses, we intend to take these efforts on the road, delivering vaccines directly to populations and communities hardest-hit by the pandemic, like restaurant workers and delivery workers who’ve been on the frontlines feeding our City since the outset of this crisis.”

Sites for over-75 include Coney Island Y, B’klyn Army Terminal, Starrett City and more New York City will now deploy COVID-19 mobile …

“Basic quality-of-life services took a big hit due to COVID budget cuts. Getting our city back on its feet starts with c...
04/06/2021
DSNY adds initiatives to clean up streets - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

“Basic quality-of-life services took a big hit due to COVID budget cuts. Getting our city back on its feet starts with clean streets.”

Mayor de Blasio announced new initiatives to maintain clean streets March 31. The initiatives build on resources and programs launched in September …

“The new location sits among the best-in-class design retail with Design Within Reach, Restoration Hardware, ABC Carpet ...
04/06/2021
West Elm, home furnishings giant, joins design community at Industry City - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

“The new location sits among the best-in-class design retail with Design Within Reach, Restoration Hardware, ABC Carpet & Home and Porcelanosa, while also part of a broader creative community of furniture retailers, makers, architects and design firms.”

Home furnishings chain West Elm, which started in Brooklyn and now is active worldwide, has now opened in Industry City, the 16-building …

“I would like to express my deep gratitude for the initiatives with Bay Ridge Cares,” said Pastor David Aja-Sigmon. “We ...
04/05/2021
Non-profit group supports church food pantry - The Brooklyn Home Reporter

“I would like to express my deep gratitude for the initiatives with Bay Ridge Cares,” said Pastor David Aja-Sigmon. “We are very excited for this partnership and deeply grateful.”

Bay Ridge Cares, a non-profit group that supports local residents in need, is asking community members to donate food items to help …

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