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Thursday, April 28, 2016

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Investors Tried To Buy Waterfront Property — Sparking Rumors Of Il Fornetto’s Demise


By Alex Ellefson on Apr 28, 2016 05:43 pm
il Fornetto, located at 2902 Emmons Avenue. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)The Sheepshead Bay gossip mill has spawned lots of predictions about developers paving over established businesses to build condos. And considering the surge in development near the waterfront, neighbors are right to be fearful their community is being overrun. Some of the rumors turn out to be baseless. Some, sadly, come to fruition. It appears [...]

Autism and Your Child: What You Need to Know (Sponsored)


By Carly Miller on Apr 28, 2016 04:02 pm
autismAutism affects people of all ethnicities and socio-economic statuses. And in the culturally diverse neighborhoods of Southern Brooklyn, it’s essential for parents to be able to detect symptoms early in a child’s life. At NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island, early diagnosis for autism is a number one priority. In the general pediatric clinic, well-child visits [...]

DOT Implements Hostile Takeover Of Sheepshead Bay Road, Surprising Community Leaders


By Alex Ellefson on Apr 28, 2016 02:14 pm
Traffic cones closed traffic on East 15th Street between Sheepshead Bay Road and Avenue Z. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Community leaders say they were blindsided this week when the Department of Transportation (DOT) moved forward on a controversial plan to transform part of Sheepshead Bay Road into a Times Square-style pedestrian plaza. The agency sprung the project on the community Sunday, haphazardly sprinkling orange traffic cones around East 15th Street and Jerome Slip to [...]

Elected Officials Push For Russian And French Creole Interpreters At Polling Sites


By Alex Ellefson on Apr 28, 2016 10:58 am
Photo by Fort Greene Focus.Local elected officials have rallied around efforts to add Russian and French Creole interpreters and translations at polling stations. Following the presidential primary debacle, in which more than 125,000 Brooklyn Democrats were dropped from voter rolls, Mayor Bill de Blasio has offered the Board of Elections nearly $20 million to help clean up its act. [...]

Morning Mug: “Ignorance Is The Curse Of God; Knowledge Is The Wing Wherewith We Fly To Heaven.” — William Shakespeare


By Alex Ellefson on Apr 28, 2016 07:00 am
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