By Alex Ellefson on Apr 12, 2016 05:20 pm The Department of Transportation (DOT) has revived a plan to drop a Times Square-style plaza near Sheepshead Bay Road and reconfigure traffic and bus routes to make the area safer for pedestrians. The DOT appeared to have given up on the project last year after it was attacked by community board members who argued the [...]
By Heather J. Chin on Apr 12, 2016 03:08 pm Great news: the Kings BayÂ Library is one of the 10 finalists for the third annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards! Huzzah! The annual awards are often dubbed the “Oscars of libraries” and has steadily grown in popularity as more library branches have been nominated and won financial prizes for their programs — and as more library [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 12, 2016 02:37 pm After more than a half century of waiting, Gravesend’s historic Lady Moody-Van Sicklen House has finally achieved landmark status. The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) granted the designation to the 18th-Century Dutch-American farmhouse, which once belonged to Gravesend founder Lady Deborah Moody, during a public meeting on Tuesday. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports it took [...]
By Rachel Silberstein on Apr 12, 2016 12:51 pm Senator Bernie Sanders did not disappoint while stumping in Coney Island Sunday. Following a series of appearances at Brooklyn College and in front of his childhood home in Midwood Friday, the Democratic presidential contender wooed voters on Coney Island’s Riegelmann Boardwalk over the weekend, flanked by his wife Jane and R.E.M.former frontman Michael Stipe. Before [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 12, 2016 12:27 pm It looks like we have another hometown hero. Sheepshead Bay native Bryan Bautista, who less than a year ago was working as an usher at the Barclays Center, is now among the finalists on this season of “The Voice.” The native son of our neighborhood became a viral sensation in 2014 when he sang the [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 12, 2016 10:14 am Dear readers, You may have noticed a new comment system has debuted on Sheepshead Bites. We have swapped out Disqus for a new setup that allows you to login with your Facebook account. To use the new system, you will need to log in to Facebook. (If you don’t have an account, you can sign [...]
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