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Monday, April 25, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Cops Recover Loaded Firearm During Routine Traffic Stop

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 25, 2016 05:34 pm
Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 5.25.41 PMAnother gun off the streets of #bensonhurst #brooklyn . Loaded defaced 9mm off of a car stop. Great work 62anticrime — NYPD 62nd Precinct (@NYPD62Pct) April 21, 2016 A 38-year-old man, already on the hook for a previous weapons charge, is back in the slammer after cops caught him last week with a loaded [...]

Parks Dept To Remove Ugly Brighton Beach Pilings In Time For Summer

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 25, 2016 03:20 pm
brighton beach in the summerThe Parks Department will begin this week removing ugly pilings left over from a failed effort to build an elevated comfort station in Brighton Beach, Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz’s office announced. The pilings are the vestiges of a fruitless attempt by the city to replace a set of bathrooms destroyed by Superstorm Sandy with a 20-foot high [...]

Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Drive-In Movie, Cosmic Kick-Off Party, Bike Lessons

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 25, 2016 01:45 pm
Bicycle lessons. (Photo: NYC Parks)The weather is heating up. And that means lots of fun activities in southern Brooklyn! Check out “The Wizard of Oz” at the drive-in movie night in Manhattan Beach Park. Luna Park’s kick-off party for their new space-themed ride also looks totally out of this world. There is also an upcoming talent show, kids events [...]

Il Fornetto Fends Off Questions About Closing To Make Room For Condos

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 25, 2016 12:17 pm
il Fornetto, located at 2902 Emmons Avenue. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)It appears the Sheepshead Bay rumor mill has birthed another tall tale about a neighborhood institution closing to make room for condos. The manager at il Fornetto, the seaside Italian restaurant located at 2902 Emmons Avenue, said calls have been trickling in for the last two months from people asking if the business is going to [...]

Cops Rescue Autistic Teen From Water In Coney Island

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 25, 2016 09:55 am
(Photo: livemoore / Instagram)Cops dove into the water in Coney Island Saturday to rescue an autistic teenager who ran out of a Gravesend high school, the Daily News reports. The 14-year-old had ducked out a back door at P.S. 721 around 2pm, police told the Daily News. About two-and-half hours later a woman called police to report a naked [...]

Morning Mug: “A People Without The Knowledge Of Their Past History, Origin And Culture Is Like A Tree Without Roots.” — Marcus Garvey

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 25, 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: Ocean Parkway Makeover, Waterfront Development, Primary Results

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 24, 2016 12:47 pm
Photo by Michael GoldsteinIn 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 23, 2016 02:24 pm
Photo by Michael GoldsteinAfter 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. Straphangers mystified by massive bottle collections blocking N train doors. [Bensonhurst Bean] Bicyclist killed by a truck on Sterling and 6th [...]

Puzzle: “Without A Sense Of Caring, There Can Be No Sense Of Community.” — Anthony J. D’Angelo

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 22, 2016 06:12 pm
Photo by Alex EllefsonPhoto by Lef Ketterman

Sheepshead Bay Weekend Apartment Rental Roundup

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 22, 2016 06:01 pm
1660 East 10th Street. (Source: Trulia)Looking for a new place to call home? We’ve rounded up a bunch of intriguing Sheepshead Bay apartment listings — take a look at the details, and let us know what you think. Lots of luck in your search! 1BR at 2814 Coyle Street Price: $1,575 Size: One bedroom, one bathroom Details: This sunny, spacious [...]

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