Unsung Bay Ridge: Multi-faceted volunteer


My unsung hero of the week is someone who is well known in Bay Ridge, but not well known for the volunteer work that he has done for such a long time. Steve Oliver is known as co-owner of Chadwick’s Restaurant (89th Street and Third Avenue) where he and his partner, Gerry Morris

They are very generous with charities in our area, always supporting them with gift certificates. Steve has spent many years as a volunteer sports coach to the students of Fontbonne Hall Academy.

He is active at St. Patrick’s Church, and lends much of his time and resources to various fundraisers. Steve and his beautiful wife Laurie come from a line of community people. Steve’s father, Rayth and Third, and Laurie’s parents, Eileen and Artie Mayrose


A very happy Mother’s Day to all of our mothers and those who nurtured many children that were not biologically born to them. This is one of the hardest days to secure a restaurant reservation, but our mothers deserve all of the pampering we can afford to give to them.

It was an honor to join my friend Greg Ahl at the street naming ceremony for his father, Charles. On April 26, we reminisced as the corner of 80th Street and Fifth Avenue became the latest to honor one of Bay Ridge’s pioneers.

Charles Ahl was a former chairperson of Community Board 10, and volunteered much of his time to community projects. I was honored to serve with him, and know that this honor is well-deserved.


A good idea to reduce allergies from pollen is to have a shower when you come indoors and plan to remain for the rest of the evening. Very often, the harmful pollen is on our clothing and skin. Having a shower helps to reduce its effects.

A cup of hot peppermint tea also acts as a decongestant. Inhale the vapors before sipping for better effect.

Please consult your doctor if you have any health concerns, or on any medication.

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