It’s been over three years since the city passed a contextual rezoning of Bay Ridge to limit "out-of-character development" in the low-rise neighborhood, but tensions between nostalgic residents and developers who continue to squeeze three- and four-story apartment buildings into plots once occupied by single-family homes show no signs of abating.
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A reader emails this photo of Rep. Anthony Weiner at a St. Patrick’s Day parade yesterday in Bay Ridge, just outside his district.
In case you thought 2009 hadn’t started yet.
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Tonight, the Brooklyn Young Republican Club hosts Bill Weld (his first stop in Bay Ridge).
Tomorrow morning, Christine Quinn addresses the Crain’s NY Business Breakfast Forum at the Grand Hyatt.
Then, Riverkeeper announces their intent to file suit against Entergy Nuclear Northeast because of an alleged radioactive leak at Read More
The City Council rejected the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s recommendation to grant landmark status to the Austin, Nichols Warehouse at 184 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg, reports The Times City Council member Yasskey, who lead the anti-landmarking effort, said the $2,000 he received from the family of the developer of the building had Read More
The Daily Gotham reprints a missive from a Working Families Party organizer about the Bay Ridge City Council race:
“This race is the only truly contested seat in Brooklyn and is a major priority for the WFP. That’s why we are mobilizing phonebanks in downtown Brooklyn and lower Manhattan as well as sending Read More
Politicker Intern David Greenhouse rode out to Bay Ridge last night for a debate between City Councilman Vinnie Gentile and his challenger, Pat Russo.
If there’s one thing Vinny Gentile and Pat Russo can agree on, it’s that New York’s cross-endorsement system opens up great lines of attack. Russo took a beating for Read More
Politicker intern David Greenhouse will be keeping track of the handful of competitive City Council races in November — Upper East Side, Bay Ridge, and maybe the north Bronx — so if you’re involved in one of those contests, please keep him in the loop at dlg2103(at)columbia.edu.
He recently spent some time in Bay Read More
Another apparently unsolicited bit of support for Freddy popped up in the latest edition of the Irish Echo, a print ad (.pdf) from “The Ginsberg Family and Friends” (yes, the Irish Echo) that nobody would call a perfect example of political targetting.
Freddy, the ad tells us: “is consistently progressive,” “lacks the arrogance and Read More
Keith Miller and Christine Pala
Engaged: Aug. 1, 2004
Projected Wedding Date: Nov. 12, 2005
Keith Miller, an ad-sales employee at Disney with big brown eyes and long lashes, is marrying Christine Pala, a slender blond account executive at the high-end publicity firm Paul Wilmot Communications. We sure hope Uncle Walt Read More
Michael Bloomberg, surrounded by sharply dressed advisers, strode into a small restaurant on Third Avenue in Bay Ridge on the afternoon of June 7. The billionaire media mogul and Republican Mayoral candidate had ventured into the heart of Giuliani country in search of the outer-borough, white-ethnic New Yorkers who overwhelmingly supported Mayor Rudolph Giuliani in Read More