Listen in to the epic debate between Andrew Gounardes and Marty Golden, interspersed with fact-checking breaks by us! Also, be sure to check out the show notes for links to every single general election debate in Bay Ridge for the 2018 election.
Our new transit correspondent Brian Hedden walks us through the public transit ridership numbers for Bay Ridge. How bad was our weekend R service? Are more people riding the bus? And how efficient is the ferry, anyway?
Participatory Budgeting is here, newly brought to Bay Ridge by Councilman Justin Brannan. It gives residents a chance to suggest, and vote on, how to spend $1 million of City Council funds! Learn how to get involved in this experiment in local democracy.
Are you new to Bay Ridge? This is the podcast for you! Every year, we bring you a personal guide to the neighborhood: groups to join, food to eat, things to see and do. Get plugged in to the best progressive community in the city!
On June 1st, a Queens pizza deliveryman named Pablo was arrested by ICE while trying to deliver pizza to some soldiers. But Bay Ridge was not silent about the unjust deportation and entrapment occuring in our own back yard. Listen to your fellow neighbors and march along as we bring you to the protest.
Our last candidate interview of 2018 highlights Mathylde Frontus, running for the 46th Assembly District which includes all of southern Bay Ridge. Learn about Dr. Frontus’s academic background, nonprofit work, and leadership against gun violence in Brooklyn.
Meet the second candidate vying for the Democratic Primary in the 22nd, Andrew Gounardes! Check out Andrew’s life in public service, his reform ideas, and proposal for a major waterfront park restorations along the Narrows.
We’re turning our attention from Congress to our own State Senate. First up is Ross Barkan, who is seeking to win the Democratic primary and square off against longtime Republican incumbent Martin Golden. We’ll talk about Ross’s history as a journalist, growing up in Bay Ridge, and how he plans to fix corruption and dysfunction in Albany.
Meet Ahmed Mansour, a film-maker and native Gazan. He came to Bay Ridge last year to film a documentary on Palestinian City Council candidate Khader El-Yateem. We’ll talk with Ahmed about his life, his art, and the connections he sees between Bay Ridge and the Gaza Strip.
We end our Congressional Contenders series not with a candidate, but with you! We interview local residents and activists to get their perspective on the race, who they’re supporting, and why.