Unsung Bay Ridge: Extending a helping hand

This week our unsung hero is Nick Nikolopoulos

However, Nick never forgot his love of volunteering for the benefit of our community. Last year he returned to BRAVO as vice president of finance, and he expressed that he is totally committed to keeping this service free to the community.

Nick also serves as a member of the Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District, representing his family business: the Bay Ridge Bakery, 7805 Fifth Avenue. He also volunteers his time and money by preparing full-sized cakes, free of charge, during the holidays for families at the Fort Hamilton Army Base.

These cakes are donated to their Christmas parties, but Nick is always willing when asked to donate for other special occasions at the military base.


The Friends of Historic New Utrecht will present “The Charlie Ross Kidnapping of 1874,” on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. This is a mystery with a Bay Ridge connection, which will be presented in the parish house, 18th Avenue and 84th Street. It was the first kidnapping for ransom in the history of the United States. Call 718-256-7173 for additional information.

Save the date for the annual dinner dance of the Bay Ridge Community Council, which will be held on Thursday, June 13 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Cocktails and dinner from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Awardees will be Civic Award winner James McHugh and BRCC President Renee Dorsa.


One of the most popular folk remedies to relieve acid reflux is apple cider vinegar. Initially people react with disbelief that vinegar, which tastes acidic, would help such a seemingly acidic condition.

However, the problem for many people is that their stomach does not create enough acid for digestion. Place one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in an eight ounce glass of water and take with meals.

Please consult your doctor if you are on any medication.

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