Apr 272011

BAY RIDGE, MUSIC: Dear Bay Ridge Bars, It’s time someone combined the two great loves of the Bay Ridge music scene – cover bands and karaoke. Live band karaoke. This needs to happen. Thank you.

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Apr 252011

Maple Lanes, the 48-lane bowling center in Bensonhurst, is Brooklyn’s largest, and enjoys a popularity that is partly fed by the closure of other alleys in the surrounding area. But it too may be shut down and razed to make way for residential housing, according to a New York Times report published this past weekend. The Times reports that while [...]

Apr 212011

SHEEPSHEAD BAY, POLICE & FIRE: Sunday April 17, Brooklyn Police were on another murder scene. Larisa Prikhodko, 27, and her mother Tatyana Prikhodko, 56, suffered multiple stab wounds at 2299 East 13th Street. Nikolai Rakossi, a day laborer described by investigators as Tatyana’s live-in boyfriend, is sought after for the murders, but it is believed that he has already fled to Russia.

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Apr 172011

Legendary Brooklyn band, Billy Bryan & The Ax Grinders, whose members include locals Jimmy Deil, Paul Deagle, Upton Bailey and Billy J Bryan, have returned with a new song and video entitled “I Believe in “Rock and Roll” – which is a followup to their very successful single “I Can’t Wait” – and pays homage to the music,  musicians, and [...]

Filming on Coney Island

 Posted by at 12:46 pm  Coney Island, Events
Apr 142011

Men in Black 3 will be filming in Coney Island from May 2 through 6, and the production has leased “the Grashorn” – Coney Island’s oldest building. A construction crew is working on the building located on Surf Ave to use as their location headquarters. The production company is decorating some of the buildings on Surf Avenue with a retro [...]

Apr 132011

“What a f—ing scumbag.” That was what one pro-bike lane blogger had to say about Councilman Domenic Rechia stopping a proposed bike lane on Bay Ridge Parkway in its tracks. The headline from The L Magazine called Recchia a “lunatic local pol.” Meanwhile The New York Post, which was described by The L as writing with the “tinge of delight”, [...]

Apr 122011

What Totonno’s lacks in basil (and kindness) they make up for in pure pizza goodness Patsy’s service proved pleasing; their pie peculiarly premature This is it. The culmination of countless afternoons spent devouring the best pizza we could find. This is the 5 Borough Pizza Put Down. In our never-ending quest to find the perfect pizza pie parlor, we’ll award [...]