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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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Happening Now: FDNY Responds To Fire On Ocean Avenue


By Alex Ellefson on Apr 05, 2016 03:11 pm
(Photo sent by reader Ed)Emergency responders are swarming around a four-story residential building on Ocean Avenue, between Avenue Y and Avenue Z, after a fire broke out there this afternoon. More than 50 firefighters responded to the building, located at 2950 Ocean Avenue, at 2:18pm, according to the Fire Department. There were no injuries reported and the fire is [...]

How Many Of Your Neighbors Actually Drive To Work?


By Alex Ellefson on Apr 05, 2016 11:23 am
A collection of stores near the intersection of East 16th Street and Sheepshead Bay Road.Sheepshead Bay residents are fiercely protective of their parking spaces: Try proposing a development that doesn’t include parking, and we guarantee community members will have some choice words about your plan. A new study released by the Center for an Urban Future shows why. Sheesphead Bay has the second highest percentage of residents who drive to [...]

Save The Date: Details On Bernie & Hillary’s Upcoming Brooklyn Debate


By Alex Ellefson on Apr 05, 2016 10:23 am
clinton-and-sandersSo that much-debated Democratic Presidential Debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders? They’ve finally selected a time and location! The big event will take place at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Thursday, April 14 from 9-11pm inside the Duggal Greenhouse and will be co-hosted by CNN and NY1. That’s five days before the New York [...]

Police Searching For Missing Sheepshead Bay Man


By Alex Ellefson on Apr 05, 2016 09:52 am
947-16 61 pct Missing 4-4-16Police are asking for the public’s assistance locating a missing Sheepshead Bay man who was last seen at a building in Manhattan. Authorities say 21-year-old Khusan Khaknazarov, who lives on Ocean Avenue, near Avenue W, was last seen Monday at 11am. He was driving his father’s black sedan after leaving a building near 42nd Street [...]

Morning Mug: “In The Spring, I Have Counted 136 Different Kinds Of Weather Inside Of 24 Hours.” — Mark Twain


By Alex Ellefson on Apr 05, 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 photos@sheepsheadbites.com. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.

Cops Searching For Missing Teenage Girl


By Alex Ellefson on Apr 04, 2016 04:28 pm
(Photo provided by the NYPD)Police are searching for a Gravesend teenager who went missing Friday morning. Authorities say 17-year-old Dahlia Alkhodary was last seen just before 8am on Friday at her apartment located on East 4th Street near Avenue V. She is described as five feet, three inches tall and 115 pounds. Police provided a photo of Alkhodary. Less than a [...]

Free Resource Book Tells You Everything You Need To Know About Brighton Beach


By Alex Ellefson on Apr 04, 2016 03:34 pm
(Source: Brighton Beach: Strengthening Community Resiliency / Brighton Neighborhood Association)Brighton Beach is experiencing a transformation — due to Superstorm Sandy recovery, changing demographics, or a surge in development that is rubbing out the low-slung bungalows. To better understand these changes, and find out how to meet the needs of the community, the Brighton Neighborhood Association, with help from the Local Initiative Support Corporation and [...]

Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Marine Park Cleanup, Exercise Class, Bridge Of Spies


By Alex Ellefson on Apr 04, 2016 01:26 pm
Looking for birds in Marine Park.Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. Volunteer to help cleanup Marine Park. Then you can enjoy your hard work during a free exercise class at the park. There are also movie screenings, a circus show, a jazz concert and much more! Send us your own event listing by posting it for free on [...]

Plans Filed For Five-Story Building On Ocean View Avenue


By Alex Ellefson on Apr 04, 2016 11:10 am
A five-story residential building is going up at 524 Ocean View Avenue. A block away, a similar project is already underway. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)A developer has filed plans with the city to build a five-story residential building on a lot at the corner of Ocean View Avenue and Brighton 6th Street — about a block north of the Brighton subway station. The plans, submitted by Raymond Guindi, who also has a project on Brighton 3rd Road, near William [...]

Morning Mug: “If I Had My Will I Would Live In A Ship On The Sea, And Never Come Nearer To Humanity Than That!” — Eleonora Duse


By Alex Ellefson on Apr 04, 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 photos@sheepsheadbites.com. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.

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