By Alex Ellefson on May 19, 2016 05:42 pm Bay Ridge community activist Kate Cucco, the chief of staff for former Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, announced her candidacy this week to represent the 46th Assembly District,Â Kings County Politics reports. Cucco’s announcement sets up a showdown in the upcoming Democratic Primary with Assemblywoman Pamela Harris, who won Brook-Krasny’s seat last fall in a special election. Cucco, [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 19, 2016 03:43 pm The Medical Examiner’s office determined Coney Island Hospital botched the diagnosis of a Brooklyn grandmother who died in their care earlier this year, the Daily News reports. An autopsy concluded 47-year-old Grisel Soto, of Sea Gate, died of Meningitis â€” something the family long suspected â€“ when she was brought to the emergency room on [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 19, 2016 01:46 pm In many ways, Kings Highway is the mother to Brooklyn’s major thoroughfares. The roadway is reputedly named after King George III â€” the British monarch who ruled during the American Revolution â€” and the roots of Kings Highway predate even theÂ first Dutch colonists. Over the centuries, it hasÂ has slowly evolved into the road we knowÂ (and [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 19, 2016 10:55 am News that the long-sought-after F express train would be returning to Brooklyn almost immediately caused a row among lawmakers representing different parts of the borough. Elected Officials in southern Brooklyn â€” whose constituents will benefit from faster commutes â€” hailed the MTA’s announcement as long overdue. Meanwhile, the proposal drew scorn from a group of [...]
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By Alex Ellefson on May 18, 2016 06:21 pm Yooberry â€” the frozen yogurt shop on Sheepshead Bay Road â€” is planning a major overhaul that will eliminate its bright pink and green colors and replace them with a new “vintage look.” OwnerÂ Yagiz Kilic said the renovations might even include a name change, though he’s still working out the details. He expects the workÂ to [...]