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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Treat yourself to Brunch at Atlas Steakhouse (Sponsored)

By Sheepshead Bites on Apr 07, 2016 04:06 pm
343x215_dpc_banners_brunchAtlas steakhouse knows how important it is to relax after a long week.  What better way to do that then with an amazing brunch? Brunch is pretty popular in all boroughs of New York, and we at Atlas steak house have made sure we’re up to the task! We proudly represent Kensington, Brooklyn with one of [...]

Police Announce Additional Charge Against Teen Involved In Fatal Coney Island Beating

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 07, 2016 02:25 pm
The Ocean Towers building on West 24th Street in Coney Island. (Source: Google Maps)The NYPD has added an attempted murder charge against the teen involved in a fatal beating in Coney Island last week, police announced Thursday. Authorities initially charged 18-year-old Sarina Agard-Forde with felony and misdemeanor assault for an attack outside the Ocean Towers on West 24th Street Friday that put another teenager in a coma. Prosecutors say Agard-Forde beat 17-year-old Ta’Jae [...]

Interactive Map Breaks Down Household Incomes Block By Block

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 07, 2016 01:13 pm
Screen Shot 2016-04-07 at 11.10.47 AMThere’s already a lot we know about incomes in our corner of Brooklyn: folks in Manhattan Beach tend to do pretty well, Sheepshead Bay is solidly middle-class, and Gerritsen is somewhere between the two. However, a new interactive map published on CartoDB, the online mapping tool, by user Observatory, uses 2013 census data to create [...]

Ted Cruz To Meet With Russian-Jewish Community In Brighton Today

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 07, 2016 12:28 pm
ted cruzPresidential candidate Ted Cruz is scheduled to meet with members of the Russian American Jewish Experience (RAJE) today at 4:30pm in Brighton Beach, the organization confirmed. The meeting, first reported by the news site JP Updates, will take place at the Jewish Center of Brighton Beach, located at 2915 Ocean Parkway, and is expected to [...]

NYPD Vs. FDNY Fun City Bowl Coming To MCU Park

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 07, 2016 10:18 am
The 2014 Fun City Bowl. (Photo: 42nd Annual FDNY vs NYPD Fun City Bowl / Facebook)The annual NYPD vs. FDNY Fun City Bowl football game is coming to Coney Island’s MCU Park after a decade-long hiatus from New York City. Public officials celebrated the news that the game was coming to Brooklyn on May 22. Looking forward to the NYPD vs. @FDNY Fun City Bowl at MCU Park on May [...]

Morning Mug: “Friendship Is The Shadow Of The Evening, Which Increases With The Setting Sun Of Life.” — Jean De La Fontaine

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 07, 2016 07:00 am
Photo by Jacob RozenbergMorning 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.

Lotus Cafe Spices Up Their Menu With Mediterranean Cuisine

By Alex Ellefson on Apr 06, 2016 06:37 pm
Hummus and beet salad on pita bread at Lotus Cafe. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Lotus Cafe — the longtime bagel shop that looks out on the bay from the corner of Neptune and West End avenues — has revamped its menu with Mediterranean cuisine and is looking to renovate the restaurant to accommodate its new dishes. The cafe has long been a favorite of students from I.S. 98, located about a [...]

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