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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Shorefront JCC Celebrates Expanded Holocaust Survivor Services

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 18, 2016 05:13 pm
FullSizeRenderThanks to support from the City Council, the Shorefront Jewish Community Council has expanded its Holocaust Services Program for residents in Brighton Beach. The community council, located at 128 Brighton Beach Avenue, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark their program’s expansion. The event drew community leaders and elected officials who applauded the center for their [...]

Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Adopt A Pet, Film Screenings, Civic Meeting

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 18, 2016 03:29 pm
(Photo: Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) / Facebook)Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. If you’re looking for a pet, the Animal Care Centers of NYC is bringing their mobile adoption center to Sheepshead Bay this weekend. There’s also a community meeting related to health and safety, as well as a few movie screenings and lots of other fun activities. Send [...]

Cymbrowitz Joins Coalition Pushing For Voter-Friendly Reforms

By Heather J. Chin on Apr 18, 2016 02:08 pm
Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz.As New Yorkers prepare to vote in the presidential primary election tomorrow, April 19, several local elected officials are teaming up to push for reforms to improve voting access and voter experiences. Our own Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz is among those joining this effort, called Vote Better NY, along with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and [...]

The New York Primary Is Tomorrow. Here’s What You Need To Know

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 18, 2016 12:49 pm
Photo by Fort Greene Focus.For the first time in decades, the New York presidential primaries, held Tuesday, April 19, are of enormous importance in the nominating contests for both parties. On the Democratic ticket, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is hoping that a “yuuge” come-from-behind victory will upend the narrative that his opponent, Hillary Clinton, is the party’s inevitable candidate. [...]

Police Searching For Missing Sheepshead Bay Man

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 18, 2016 10:24 am
1057-16 61 PCT 4-15-16 PICPolice are searching for a missing 43-year-old man who was last seen Friday morning at his Sheepshead Bay home. Authorities say Guo Ren Chen has not been seen since he was spotted in front of his home on East 21st Street, near Avenue Y, at 10:25am on Friday. He is described as an Asian man, [...]

Morning Mug: “The Greatness Of A Nation Can Be Judged By The Way Its Animals Are Treated.” — Mahatma Gandhi

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 18, 2016 07:00 am
Photo by Michael GoldsteinMorning 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: Anthony’s Place Moving Out, Pedestrian Plaza Planned, JoMart Celebrates 70 Years

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 17, 2016 12:14 pm
Anthony's Place is moving into the property formerly occupied by Le Bouchon at 2812 Ocean Avenue. (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 [...]

Weekend Reading: Brooklyn Stories You May Have Missed

By Sheepshead Bites on Apr 16, 2016 02:54 pm
Photo by Robin MichalsAfter 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. NYC Asian-Americans now have their own political club. [Sunset Park Voice] Coney Island Avenue travel agent indicted for stealing over $350,000 [...]

New York Primary Watch: The Brooklyn Campaign Trail, Mapped

By Rachel Silberstein on Apr 15, 2016 06:02 pm
Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 2.59.18 PMWith New York’s presidential primary coming up on April 19, Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls descended on our fine borough this week to court voters and vie for Brooklyn’s electoral heart. We’ve mapped the pit stops made by the candidates along the campaign trail — some showed Kings County more affection than others — and [...]

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