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Bay Ridge–Bensonhurst

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007

In Ridge, festive tree is no ‘holiday’

Bay Ridge: Calling Bay Ridge’s Christmas tree a “holiday tree” was just a mistake, said the woman who made it. Comments (3).

Money for something

Bay Ridge: Brooklyn’s bravest at Engine 284 and Ladder 149 in Dyker Heights are holding a fundraiser for one of their own, supporting a 17-year vet who came down with cancer after volunteering at Ground Zero. Comment.

2 men, in uniform, deliver newborn

Bay Ridge: Two cops responding to a call of a woman in pain rushed to her Fifth Avenue apartment and got there just in time to deliver her baby boy on Tuesday morning. Comment.

Recchia smeared

Bay Ridge: Somebody doesn’t like Councilman Domenic Recchia — and has taken it upon himself to “go negative” against the Bensonhurst Democrat even before it’s clear what higher office he’s seeking. Comments (5).

Suit demands: Keep Victory open!

Bay Ridge: Three lawmakers have sued the state to demand that it keep the emergency room at Victory Memorial Hospital open, even if the rest of the medical center is forced to close down. Comment.

Thief makes a $170,000 score on 23rd Ave.

Bay Ridge: Thieves stole a safe containing $170,000, plus some jewelry, from a 23rd Avenue apartment on Nov. 25. Plus all the other crime news from Bensonhurst’s 62nd Precinct. Comment.

Sliwa to city: Elect me!

Yellow Hooker: Curtis Sliwa — Guardian Angel, radio host, self-promoter — came to Bay Ridge to talk about his future, which may someday be inexorably linked to yours. Comment.

From smut to Santa on school street

Bay Ridge: Not on my kid’s school’s block! That’s what local parents were saying about a huge adult video advertisement that was plastered on a storefront just a few doors up from two Bay Ridge elementary schools. Comment.