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Friday, July 31, 2015

Brooklyn- Sheephead Bites

Puzzle: “There’s A Sunrise And A Sunset Every Single Day, And They’re Absolutely Free. Don’t Miss So Many Of Them.” ― Jo Walton


By Erica Sherman on Jul 31, 2015 05:00 pm
Photo by Ikey MandalaouiPhoto by Ikey Mandalaoui

Got An Event Coming Up? Share It On Our Calendar!


By Mary Bakija on Jul 31, 2015 04:39 pm
calendar screenshotHosting a class for locals, having an art opening nearby, or planning a block-wide yard sale? List it in our events calendar! From support groups and meet-ups to concerts and film screenings, you can add a one-time event or import your iCalendar feed of events in the community, for the community. Or, check out what’s [...]

Sheepshead Bay Apartment Rental Roundup


By Erica Sherman on Jul 31, 2015 04:04 pm
Photo by Bond New YorkLooking for a new place to call home? We’ve rounded up a bunch of intriguing Sheepshead Bay apartment listings — take a look at the details, and let us know what you think. Lots of luck in your search! Cozy Digs Near Ocean Avenue Available: Immediately Price: $1,495 Size: One bedroom, one bathroom Details: It’s not the [...]

Belt Parkway Is The Worst Roadway For Potholes In New York City


By Alex Ellefson on Jul 31, 2015 03:27 pm
Sign put up near the Belt Parkway by former Borough President Marty Markowitz. (Photo: Kai Brinker / Flickr)The Belt Parkway, which follows the coast of southern Brooklyn and finishes in Queens, was the greatest source of pothole-related claims against the city during a six-year period that ended last month, according to Comptroller Scott Stringer. An analysis by Stringer’s office released Thursday found that 12,286 so-called “pothole” claims were filed against the city between fiscal [...]

20 Historic Photos Of People Enjoying The Beach At Coney Island


By Mary Bakija on Jul 31, 2015 02:24 pm
people workout on the coney island beach in the 1950sAs we head into another day with temperatures in the 90s — and even more in the forecast — we’ve got the beach on the mind. If you’re one of the many people thinking about getting a bit of relief from the heat at Coney Island this weekend, you’re certainly not alone, and, of course, [...]

BREAKING: Power Out On Nostand Avenue, Kings Bay Y Cancels Most Programs


By Alex Ellefson on Jul 31, 2015 01:43 pm
Power went out around noon near Nostrand Avenue and Avenue V. (Photo: Google Maps)A busted underground cable knocked out power in several buildings near Nostrand Avenue and Avenue V this afternoon, causing the Kings Bay Y to cancel or move most of their programs. Two buildings completely lost power and several others were running on reduced voltage, Con Edison said. There have been several heat advisories this week. A Con [...]

61st Precinct Crime Statistics: 7/20/2015 – 7/26/2015


By Erica Sherman on Jul 31, 2015 12:00 pm
A police car outside the 61st Precinct.CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We summarize the week’s statistics for the 61st Precinct reports every Friday. The 61st Precinct is the police command responsible for Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Kings Highway, Homecrest, Madison, Manhattan Beach, and Gerritsen Beach.

75-Year-Old Woman Duct Taped And Robbed In Nostrand Houses Apartment


By Alex Ellefson on Jul 31, 2015 10:22 am
Sheepshead Bay / Nostrand HousesA 75-year-old woman was duct taped to her wheelchair and robbed earlier this month after two men forced their way into her Nostrand Houses apartment, New 12 Brooklyn first reported. The robbery occurred at 6pm on July 16 and was reported the next day, according to the NYPD. The thieves fastened the elderly woman down before pilfering her pension check, [...]

Morning Mug: “The Only Difference Between A Pigeon And The American Farmer Today Is That A Pigeon Can Still Make A Deposit On A John Deere.” — Jim Hightower


By Erica Sherman on Jul 31, 2015 07:00 am
Photo by Erica ShermanI have been feeding pigeons, thousands of them for years. But there was one, a beautiful bird, pure white with light grey tips on its wings; that one was different. It was a female. I had only to wish and call her and she would come flying to me. I loved that pigeon as a man [...]

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