Brooklyn’s Memorial Day Parade Makes a Comeback, of Sorts

The Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, at 11 a.m. — with a twist. Instead of marching on foot, participants will be driving in a caravan of antique cars and military vehicles like Jeeps and Humvees. 

Bay Ridge Parish Embraces Laudato Si’ With Ministry Focused on Environment

The “cry of the earth and the cry of the poor” are heeded by members of the Care for Creation Ministry of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Bay Ridge. It is one of 737 similar groups throughout the world responding to Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical letter on the environment, “Laudato Si’.”

Only in Print: Chadwick’s Gets Lifeline From the Barstool Fund

One of Brooklyn’s most beloved small businesses has been facing trying times due to the pandemic. Chadwick’s Restaurant, located at 8822 Third Avenue in Bay Ridge, has enjoyed a solid 33-year history in the community and is renowned for serving some of the borough’s finest American cuisine.

Century 21 Closure Leaves Big Void on 86 St. in Bay Ridge

The devastating effect COVID-19 has had on New York City’s businesses can be seen in plain sight in Bay Ridge. The space that the Century 21 Department Store occupied at 472 86th St. for nearly 60 years now stands empty.

New Book, ‘This Is Not Forever,’ Explains Coronavirus to Children

By Emily Drooby BAY RIDGE — Heading outdoors to play with their children used to be something the Meehan family did without any thought at all. Now, they all wear masks as they play outside their Bay Ridge, Brooklyn home — just one of many obvious effects of the pandemic. It is also one example […]

Two Bay Ridge Catholic Schools to Merge

St. Anselm Catholic Academy and Holy Angels Catholic Academy will merge to form Bay Ridge Catholic Academy, the Diocese of Brooklyn announced on Oct. 31.

Xaverian, Diocese Confront Teen Vaping Crisis

The danger of vaping is real. According to a Sept. 19 weekly report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of people with a deadly vaping-related lung disease rose to 530 from 380 the week before (38 states and one U.S. territory report numbers). Officials have said half of those patients are under 25 years old and 16 percent are younger than 18. Nine deaths have been reported.

Ragamuffins on Parade

When Father James McKenna of Our Lady of Angels parish, Bay Ridge, began the Ragamuffin Parade in 1966, as an alternative to door-to-door Trick or Treatin’, little could he have imagined what it would turn into 51 years later.