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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Thursday Night Fever! Travolta Lights Up BIG Oscars

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 22, 2016 05:20 pm
It was "Saturday Night Fever" at the BIG Oscars. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)A John Travolta impersonator brought down the house at the the Bay Improvement Group’s annual awards ceremony at il Fornetto Thursday night. The leisure suit-wearing performer, who strutted into the dining room to the 70s disco classic “Stayin’ Alive,” was the evening’s surprise entertainment. Styled after Travolta’s iconic character Tony Monero, a fictional Bensonhurst club [...]

Cuomo Announces $8.5 Million Makeover Of Ocean Parkway

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 22, 2016 02:28 pm
(Photo:Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that work has begun on an $8.5 million project to improve safety and traffic flow on Ocean Parkway. “Creating a safer Ocean Parkway will benefit neighborhoods and families throughout Brooklyn – and ultimately help save lives,” the governor said in a press release. “Every day, nearly 45,000 vehicles and [...]

Police Discover Weapons Stockpile In The Nostrand Houses

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 22, 2016 12:57 pm
Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 12.19.55 PM#ESU assisted @NYPD67Pct in the execution of a search warrant yesterday. 3 under, multiple guns, fake C/Cs Great job — NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) April 20, 2016 Cops uncovered a terrifying stockpile of weapons while executing a search warrant in the Nostrand Houses this week. Special operations officers on Tuesday stormed an apartment in the [...]

Woman Shot In The Face By Stray Bullet In Coney Island

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 22, 2016 11:26 am
An FDNY ambulance.A 57-year-old woman was shot in the face by a stray bullet Thursday night while crossing the street in Coney Island, police say. The victim was walking across Mermaid Avenue, near West 33rd Street, around 7:30pm when she heard gunshots and fell to the ground with pain in her right cheek. Authorities say she was [...]

On Display Now: Tribute To Coney Island Signs At Brooklyn Museum

By Ryan Gellis on Apr 22, 2016 10:04 am
dreamland3  Whether you are walking in and out of the galleries of Bushwick, perusing the graffiti art of storefront metal gates on Avenue U or stepping over thoughtful spray paint stencils on your local street corner, this borough’s creativity is effused throughout its infrastructure. This often neglected urban art is reconsidered and given a more [...]

Morning Mug: “It Is Nice Finding That Place Where You Can Just Go And Relax.” — Moises Arias

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 22, 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.

Be Proud Hands Out 500 Food Packages For Passover

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 21, 2016 06:34 pm
Elected officials joined with the Be Proud Foundation passing out food packages for Passover. (Photo provided by the Be Proud Foundation)The Be Proud Foundation held its Seventh Passover Food distribution Wednesday afternoon at the Aqua Health Rehabilitation Center on Coney Island Avenue. The organization’s executive director Raisa Chernina said 500 food packages, which included juice, apples, raisins, pickles, matzo, herring and beets, were handed out at the event. “We don’t want people to not have food [...]

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