By Emily Siegel on Dec 31, 2015 04:38 pm Many Sheepshead Bay residents have run into children fromÂ theÂ Tovushi Kavkazi Jewish Youth Center. Their dance troop, festooned in dazzling, colorful garmets, makes appearances at many of the events held throughout the community. This month marks the four year anniversary of the Tovushi Kavkazi Jewish Youth Center, located on Avenue Z near East 23rd Street.Â Victor Abayev [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Dec 31, 2015 03:02 pm We’ll admit it. There’s often a lot of gloom and doom on Sheepshead Bites. And if you regularly follow the site, you’re aware there have been quite a few horrible crimes, multimillion dollar scams, and political scandals committed this year by some of our neighbors â€” not to mention some controversial developments and quality of [...]
By Rachel Silberstein on Dec 31, 2015 01:23 pm Each December, as if on cue, Grinch-like crooks come out of the woodwork and take advantage of neighbors’ good will and holiday cheer by swiping gift packages from porches and hallwaysÂ — and there seems to be little police can do to stop it. Occasionally, these thieves get caught in the act on surveillance cameras — [...]
By Rachel Silberstein on Dec 31, 2015 12:01 pm The Coney Island Polar Bear Club has become widely associated New Year’s Day, when hundreds of hipsters and health nuts alike charge into the Atlantic Ocean to take part in group’s momentous annual swim, which is open to the public and raises money for a great cause. But the legend and ritual that surrounds Coney’s [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Dec 31, 2015 10:18 am A 32-year-old man was robbed at knifepoint on Christmas eve by someone responding to the Craigslist ad for his iPhone 6, police say. The pair met just before 8pm near Avenue U and East 16th Street, according to the NYPD. The suspect entered the victim’s car and the two began to haggle over the price, [...]
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