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Monday, April 11, 2016

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BREAKING: 4 Hospitalized In ‘Bloody’ Car Wreck On Nostrand Avenue

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 11, 2016 05:36 pm
Scene of a crash on Nostrand Avenue and Avenue Y. (Photo: Stacey Kraus)Four people were hospitalized this afternoon when an Access-A-Ride slammed into another vehicle near the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Avenue Y, according to a witness. Neighbor Stacey Kraus, who sent photos of the crash, said the Access-A-Ride plowed into a grey Scion sedan — throwing the vehicle into an elderly man walking on the [...]

Your Flood Insurance Rate Could Spike This Year. Here’s What You Should Know

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 11, 2016 03:49 pm
The bungalows along Emmons Avenue. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)For the second year in a row, Sandy-battered homeowners are getting squeezed by the FEMA flood insurance program. Homeowners in high-risk flood zones could see their insurance rates spike by as much as 25 percent, under new FEMA guidelines that went into effect this month. Furthermore, the Center for NYC Neighborhoods warns homeowners who let [...]

Law Enforcement Warns Seniors To Beware Of Scams

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 11, 2016 12:31 pm
From left to right: Officer Andrey Vishnevsky, private investigator Roman Khaykin, and officer Raghunandan Ramroop at the Kings Bay Y. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)The Be Proud Foundation invited law enforcement to the Kings Bay Y Friday to warn seniors about scams and other other forms of abuse that target elderly residents. “A lot of people think abuse is a push or a hit. But a lot of abuse, especially with elderly people, is financial,” Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein told [...]

Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Pet Adoption, Park Stewardship, Community Meetings

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 11, 2016 10:02 am
Marine Park.Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. There are few opportunities to have your voicer heard. Check out the community board meeting, the police council meeting, or the Manhattan Beach Community Group. Plenty of important issues will be discussed! There’s also a poetry jam, movie screenings, and a pet adoption center. Send us your [...]

Morning Mug: “Nothing Comes Sailing By Itself.” — Alexander Dale Oen

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 11, 2016 07:00 am
Photo by Jacob RozenbergMorning 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.

ICYMI: Presidential Candidates Visit, Voorhies Tower To Rise, Cops Busted

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 10, 2016 10:35 am
Senator Ted Cruz shaking hands outside the Chabad Neshama Center in Brighton Beach. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): Here are some of the big stories you may have missed this week. You can keep up with what’s going on in the neighborhood all week long. Just follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our daily newsletter. If you have any news tips, story ideas, questions or anything else, email [...]

Sunday: Bernie Sanders Rally On Coney Island’s Riegelmann Boardwalk

By Rachel Silberstein on Apr 09, 2016 01:42 pm
rp_coney-island-702x702.jpgJoin Democratic presidential contender Senator Bernie Sanders at a rally on Coney Island’s Riegelmann Boardwalk tomorrow. General admission entrance is located at Stillwell Avenue and the Boardwalk. Doors open at 11am. Tickets are not required for this free event, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Admission is first come, first served. RSVP here. For security reasons, guests are asked not [...]

Weekend Reading: Brooklyn Stories You May Have Missed

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 09, 2016 10:00 am
Photo by Vladimir KorostyshevskiyAfter a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of the most interesting recent stories from our sister sites. Madiba Restaurant is staying in Fort Greene thanks to crowdfunding effort. [Fort Greene Focus] Suspect in fatal carjacking previously arrested 30 [...]

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