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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sheepshead Bites


Punks Pistol-Whip Man For Marlboro Cigarettes And Cash, Cops Say

By Rachel Silberstein on Dec 30, 2015 05:18 pm
3211-15 60 SQD 12-22-15 PhotoCops are searching for a pair of punks wanted for sticking up a man in Brighton Beach last week. Cops say the two suspects approached a 40-year old man in an alleyway just before 7pm on Tuesday, December 22. One of the robbers pulled out a gun and pistol-whipped their victim, according to the NYPD. [...]

Yelpers Place Nargis Cafe On List Of Brooklyn’s Top 100 Eateries

By Alex Ellefson on Dec 30, 2015 04:29 pm
nargis cafeNargis Cafe, the darling neighborhood restaurant that’s attracted glowing reviews in the New York Times and the Village Voice is also a hit with the amateur foodie crowd. The Uzbek eatery, established in 2007 at the corner of Coney Island Avenue and Kathleen Place, has landed on Yelp’s list of the top 100 places to eat [...]

Graffiti Complaints In Sheepshead Bay Up By 525 Percent This Year, Report Finds

By Alex Ellefson on Dec 30, 2015 02:44 pm
Screen Shot 2015-12-30 at 2.38.34 PMPhotos from Today’s Graffiti Clean Up! #BeforeAndAfter #ActionsSpeakLouder #CommunityPolicing #QualityOfLife — NYPD 61st Precinct (@NYPD61Pct) October 9, 2015 CBS New York has been doing ongoing coverage about the increase in graffiti across New York City. This week, they focused on Sheepshead Bay and discovered that complaints of people making graffiti in the neighborhood have [...]

DOB Denies Application For Six-Story Condo Building On Sheepshead Bay Road

By Alex Ellefson on Dec 30, 2015 01:08 pm
The vacant lot at 1780 Sheepshead Bay Road.The Department of Buildings (DOB) this month denied a property owner’s application to raise a six-story, 70-foot-tall residential building on Sheepshead Bay Road. Property records show that owner Ralph Marchetta submitted plans at the beginning of November for a new building on the vacant lot located at 1780 Sheepshead Bay Road, on corner of Shore [...]

Brooklyn Kids Hit The Ice At Abe Stark Skating Rink [Photos]

By Rachel Silberstein on Dec 30, 2015 12:09 pm
abe starkLots of little Olympians-in-training showed off their moves on the ice Tuesday. For the ninth year in a row, local elected officials sponsored a free ice skating event at Abe Stark Skating Rink (1902 West 19th Street) in Coney Island. Councilman Mark Treyger, Senator Diane Savino, and Assemblywoman Pamela Harris posed for photos with aspiring [...]

36 Years After Being Shot, Midwood Man’s Death Ruled A Homicide

By Alex Ellefson on Dec 30, 2015 10:53 am
An FDNY ambulance.The medical examiner has ruled that a Midwood man died last year from injuries sustained during a shooting at a Manhattan nightclub more than 36 years ago, police announced Tuesday. Anthony Defonte, 69, was found dead in his apartment on Avenue O, near East 12th Street, on August 30, 2014. His girlfriend discovered his body, [...]

Man Wanted For Sticking Up Four Stores In Brooklyn And Queens, Cops Say

By Alex Ellefson on Dec 30, 2015 09:57 am
(Photo provided by the NYPD)Cops are searching for an armed robber suspected of sticking up two local Subway sandwich shops, a Dunkin’ Donuts, and another store in Queens during the last two months. Police describe the suspect a black man, just over six feet tall, between 230 and 250 pounds, who wears a black ski mask, a black padded vest [...]

Morning Mug: “Fog And Smog Should Not Be Confused And Are Easily Separated By Color.” — Chuck Jones

By Alex Ellefson on Dec 30, 2015 07:00 am
Photo by Bob De ThomasMorning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers