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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

JoMart Celebrates 70th Anniversary This Friday With Samples And Champagne!

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 14, 2016 05:23 pm
JoMart, located at 2917 Avenue R. (Photo: JoMart Chocolates / Facebook)JoMart, the family-owned sweet shop at the corner of Avenue R and Nostrand Avenue, will be pouring champagne and offering free samples Friday to celebrate their 70th Anniversary. “This is our way of celebrating what our customers have allowed us to do,” said JoMart owner Michael Rogak. “We don’t take customer loyalty for granted. It’s [...]

John Dewey’s Ousted ‘Easy Pass’ Principal Reinstated

By Justin Fox on Apr 14, 2016 04:02 pm
John Dewey High School. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)Kathleen Elvin, the principal who was fired over the grade-fixing scandal at John Dewey High School last year, is getting an “easy pass” back to her old job. Hearing officer Jay Nadelbach granted a motion to dismiss on April 12, sending Elvin back to the principal’s office (ha ha) at John Dewey High School (50 [...]

Court Officers Hockey Game Will Benefit Woman In Need Of Kidney Transplant

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 14, 2016 03:30 pm
Alyssa Gaydosh needs a kidney transplant. (Photo: GoFundMe)The New York State Court Officers will face off against city corrections officers this Saturday at the Abe Stark Arena for a charity hockey game to benefit a young woman in need of a kidney transplant. All proceeds from the game will help pay medical expenses for 26-year-old Alyssa Gaydosh, who is the sister-in-law of Lieutenant Paul [...]

$8.8 Million Home-Elevation Project Launches In Sheepshead Bay & Gerritsen

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 14, 2016 01:14 pm
A boarded up home.Neighbors who missed out or gave up on the city’s Build it Back program may get a second chance to have their home elevated thanks to an $8.8 million project by the state. The Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) announced this week they are moving forward on Project Uplift, a resiliency effort birthed in the [...]

Cops Seeking Man Who Robbed Passenger On The F Train

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 14, 2016 10:10 am
1032-16 BTS Grand Larceny 02-14-16 photo1Police are asking for the public’s assistance identifying a man who allegedly robbed a sleeping passenger on the F train earlier this year. Authorities say the victim, a 30-year-old man, was asleep on the F train at the Avenue X station on February 14, between 2am and 4am, when his wallet, watch, and $40 in cash [...]

Morning Mug: “Green Is The Prime Color Of The World, And That From Which Its Loveliness Arises.” — Pedro Calderon De La Barca

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 14, 2016 07:00 am
Photo by Katia NunesMorning 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.

After Two Decades In Avenue X Storefront, Anthony’s Place Is Moving Out

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 13, 2016 07:44 pm
Anthony's Place, located at 2110 Avenue X. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)For more than two decades, neighbors have scarfed down pasta, shared pizza, toasted wine, and broke bread at Anthony’s Place, the family-owned Italian eatery on Avenue X, near East 21st Street. But soon the restaurant’s familiar green awning will be gone. The family is packing up their plates and pulling out of the humble storefront [...]

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