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Ragamuffin Parade & 3rd Avenue Festival 2017
Parade is on Saturday, October 14th and Festival the following day, the 15th. Details, entry form and more information is at :Ragamuffin Parade 2017 . Festival runs from 69th street to 94th street on 3rd Avenue. It is from 10 AM until 6 PM. Couldn't find much on the festival, but I think it's the 44th annual. The only information I found was in an old story from last year in Brooklyn Eagle. Check it out, there is some interesting stuff in the story. Link is: Festival 2016
This is the 29th Fleet Week. It started in 1984. I know that adds up to 33 years, but it wasn't held for a few years. Don't know why it wasn't. Anyway, it will be held this year.
It kicks off tomorrow, Wednesday, May 24rd, 2017 for a week. They'll be bunch of ships going under the VZ bridge starting around 8 AM tomorrow. Many people will be on the bicycle path watching this and taking pictures. I know I will.
I'm not going to repeat all that's been written, you can go visit the official Fleet Week website. The link is at the bottom, of this article. There a re pictures of the ship on that website and a lot more information, if you're looking for that. Enjoy the day, it should be a nice one, in the 70s.
Check out their Fleet Week website for more information.
New Ferry to Wall street started last week.
The ferry runs from Rockaway to Wall Street with a stop at Sunset Park, The Sunset park stop in 58th Street and 1st Avenue behind the old Army Terminal. I remember that area very well. I took a ship from there to go to Germany when I got drafted. Also returned there. Very different now.
It's a big pier with plenty of free parking. The ferry is $2.75 each way. and takes about 15 minutes. It's 45 minutes from Rockway making the trip from Rockaway to Wall street about an hour. There are reduced fares, just like MTA, for seniors and disabled. There is an application that needs to be printed and filled out for that but it looks like it's only for 30-day passes.
Check out their website for more information.
Bridge tolls up again
Vincent Gentile is asking again for a break in the tolls for Brooklyn like Staten Islanders get on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Staten Island residents with EZ-Pass pays just $5.74 to cross the bridge. People without a Staten Island residency pay $11.52 with EZ-Pass.
I agree. If they can do it for Staten Island residents, they could do it for Brooklyn as well. But then Queens and the other two boroughs will be asking for the same. I always said we shouldn't have to pay ANY toll to go from one borough to another in NYC, but that's in place and will never be undone.
They couldn't afford to lose that much money. How will they pay for union members pensions and benefits then? I'm sure that's where all the money is going. It sure isn't to make repairs, the bridge is a mess.
I guess we're just stuck with it.
Birthing Center for Bay Ridge
New birthing Center is now the 2nd one in Brooklyn. The other one is in Midwood. Called the Birthing Center of New York, it opened on March 10. It's located on 3rd Avenue between 67th and Senator strewets on the ground floor of the building owned by Volckening Inc, who has been there for decades.
Another choice other than a hospital, each of the four birthing rooms are decorated in pastel colors, with a sofa, TV shower and more. Very soothing and comfortable.
They are at 6700 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220 Phone 929-888-6996. They have a website: nybirthingcenter.com with pics and more information.
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