By Alex Ellefson on May 02, 2016 05:36 pm They want a community center, not condos! City Councilman Mark Treyger joined with scores of Coney Island residents Saturday to demand the city purchase a foreclosed building on Surf Avenue so the property can be turned into a publicÂ space. “Not everything can be or should be condos,” Treyger said. “This must be a site that [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 02, 2016 03:20 pm Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. If you need to pick up some Mother’s Day flowers, considering stopping by the Gerritsen Beach Library this week. There’s also registration for a talent show in Coney Island, seining lessons on Marine Park, and meeting with city officials to discuss the new traffic plan in Sheepshead [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 02, 2016 02:21 pm Do you have concerns or questions about the new traffic plan on Sheepshead Bay Road? Bring them up Tuesday night when representatives from DOT and MTA come to the Sheepshead Bay-Plumb Beach Civic Association meeting Tuesday night. Many neighborhood leaders said they were surprised when the city sprang its controversial traffic reconfiguration plan on the [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 02, 2016 12:50 pm Quick response by #Aviation ASR #Harbor #SCUBA rescuing a distressed kayaker @ConeyIsland today -Excellent work pic.twitter.com/6stbfxuonu â€” NYPD Special Ops (@NYPDSpecialops) April 30, 2016 Rescue divers jumped from a helicopter Saturday to save a 33-year-old man from a kayak sinking two miles from Coney Island Beach, theÂ New York Post reports. The kayaker, identified by the [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 02, 2016 10:45 am Brooklyn **77-33-3286**3rd Alarm** 2220 Voorhies Ave pic.twitter.com/64cSxUxyzG â€” NYC Fire Wire (@NYCFireWire) May 2, 2016 Five people were hospitalized, including one child and three firefighters, when a blaze consumed a three-story building on Voorhies Avenue early Monday morning. Firefighters battled for more than three hours at the corner of Dooley Street to subdue the flames. [...]
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By Alex Ellefson on May 01, 2016 01:40 pm In Case You Missed It (ICYMI):Â Here are some of the big stories you may have missed this week. You can keep up with whatâ€™s going on in the neighborhood all week long. Just follow us onÂ TwitterÂ andÂ Facebook, and sign up forÂ our daily newsletter. If you have any news tips, story ideas, questions or anything else, email [...]
By Sheepshead Bites on Apr 30, 2016 10:22 am After a busy week, hereâ€™s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! Weâ€™ve pulled together some of the most interesting recent stories from our sister sites. With youth unemployment at 29 percent, Flatbush Council Members call for expansion of City summer jobs program. [Ditmas Park Corner] There’s [...]