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Friday, April 29, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Puzzle: “The World Is Like A Ride In An Amusement Park” — Bill Hicks

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 29, 2016 05:43 pm
Riders enjoying the Cyclone roller coaster. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Photo by Alex Ellefson

Facebook Group Celebrates One Year Documenting Local History

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 29, 2016 05:06 pm
(Photo: Southern Brooklyn Scrapbook / Facebook)Ever wondered what the name of that grocery store was on Avenue U? Or tried to figure out the point of the “stairway to nowhere” at the Neck Road station? Maybe you want to see what Kings Highway looked like when the area was mostly farmland? Those are stories K C van Sandt hoped to [...]

Sheepshead Bay Weekend Apartment Rental Roundup

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 29, 2016 02:35 pm
2246 East 24th Street. (Photo: 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 1900 Quentin Road Price: $1,600 Size: One bedroom, one bathroom Details: Here’s a roomy [...]

Nathan’s Celebrates 100th Anniversary With 5 Cent Hot Dogs

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 29, 2016 01:18 pm
Original Nathan's in Coney Island.Nathan’s Famous is rolling back prices to 1916 to mark their 100th Anniversary on Memorial Day weekend. The flagship location at Surf and Stillwell Avenues will be selling hot dogs for five cents between 11am and 2pm on Saturday, May 28, the Daily News Reports. The special deal is a throwback to the prices offered when [...]

Harris Pushes For Tax Credit Encouraging Homeowners To Pursue Green Projects

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 29, 2016 11:16 am
Assemblywoman Pamela Harris. (Photo: Pamela Harris State Assembly 46th District / Facebook)Assemblywoman Pamela Harris has introduced a bill that would allow homeowners to reap the rewards of outfitting their homes with green infrastructure projects. Under the legislation, homeowners could claim a tax credit of up to $5,000 by adding measures to manage rainwater and promote sustainability. Examples of green infrastructure include planter boxes, permeable pavements, roofs covered [...]

Morning Mug: “Good Seasons Start With Good Beginnings.” — Sparky Anderson

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 29, 2016 07:00 am
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