Paws up for Bailey the cat, who is the winner of the Bay Ridge Pets’ 2016 Holiday Pet Photo Contest.
Baily lit up the house to the ap-paws of the Bay Ridge Pets group, founded by June Marcus and co-administered by Patty Hutton. Judges this year included Camille Orrichio Loccisano, Christine Freglette, James McCormack, John Quaglione, Justin Brannan, Leigh Holliday Brannan, Mary Jo Tobin, Marylou Velandria, Robert Hutt, and Salvatore Forte. It was a difficult choice to pick just one feline for the much-coveted photo finish, but Bailey was the paws-down winner.
Bragging rights went to owner Victoria DiSalvo who was on hand to accept the prize, which included:
• Bailey’s picture on the cover of the January 2017 mag.
• A $25 donation to Sean Casey Animal Rescue in Bailey’s name.
• A $100 gift certificate to Dr. D’Onofrio’s One Love Animal Hospital in Bay Ridge.
• Posing for an 8-by-10-inch oil painting by Bay Ridge artist James Rose.
Baily gets the Standing O paw, too!
Three cheers to Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D–Sheepshead Bay) on his appointment as chairman of the Assembly’s powerful Housing Committee.
“I want to thank Speaker Carl Heastie for appointing me Chair of the Housing Committee,” said the representative. “I look forward to advancing legislation that will help provide safe, affordable, and accessible housing to millions of New Yorkers.”
Standing O wishes the assemblyman good luck and a long seat.
District office [1800 Sheepshead Bay Rd. in Sheepshead Bay, (718) 743–4078].
Kudos are sent to Gina Duncan on her appointment to the position of Associate Vice President of Cinema at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She will lead BAM’s cinema programming and operations, including first-run film and BAMcinématek repertory programs, providing strategic and artistic direction while enhancing BAM Cinemas’ profile as a leading independent film center.
President Katy Clark said, “We’re thrilled to welcome Gina to BAM.”
Gina Duncan is happy to be take the reigns and said, “To be in Brooklyn, arguably the epicenter of New York City’s arts scene, and working for such a renowned institution, is an extraordinary opportunity that I’m excited to begin.”
Standing O agrees — Brooklyn is the epicenter of it all.
Brooklyn Academy of Music [30 Lafayette Ave. in Clinton Hill, (718) 636–4100].