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Thursday, December 31, 2015

More Sheepshead Bites

Tovushi Center Celebrates Four Years In Sheepshead Bay

By Emily Siegel on Dec 31, 2015 04:38 pm
Lezginka dancers from the Tovushi Kavkazi Jewish Youth Center entertained the crowd.Many Sheepshead Bay residents have run into children from the 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. Victor Abayev [...]

10 Neighbors Who Did Wonderful Things This Year

By Alex Ellefson on Dec 31, 2015 03:02 pm
(Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)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 — not to mention some controversial developments and quality of [...]

Thief Steals Package From Hallway, Winds Up With Lame Baby Monitor

By Rachel Silberstein on Dec 31, 2015 01:23 pm
3223-15-Burglary-12-23-15-61Pct-PHOTOEach 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 hallways — and there seems to be little police can do to stop it. Occasionally, these thieves get caught in the act on surveillance cameras — [...]

A History Of Coney Island’s 112-Year-Old Polar Bear Club

By Rachel Silberstein on Dec 31, 2015 12:01 pm
Participants and onlookers alike brave the cold to attend the 2015 Polar Bear Club's annual New Year's Day plunge -- however briefly! -- into the waters at Coney Island Beach (Brooklyn, NY).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 [...]

Man Robbed At Knifepoint After Craigslist Deal Goes Bad, Cops Say

By Alex Ellefson on Dec 31, 2015 10:18 am
3217-15 61 Pct Robbery 12-24-15A 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, [...]

Morning Mug: “Nature Always Wears The Colors Of The Spirit.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

By Alex Ellefson on Dec 31, 2015 07:00 am
Photo by Courtney SolomineMorning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send it to Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.

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