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Monday, May 2, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Treyger Demands City Purchase Shuttered Property For Community Use

By Alex Ellefson on May 02, 2016 05:36 pm
City Councilman Mark Treyger joined with Coney Island residents to demand the city purchase the former F.E.G.S. building. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)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 public space. “Not everything can be or should be condos,” Treyger said. “This must be a site that [...]

Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Flower Sale, Talent Show, Seining Lessons

By Alex Ellefson on May 02, 2016 03:20 pm
(Photo: NYC Parks)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 [...]

Reminder: Meet With DOT & MTA Tomorrow To Discuss New Traffic Plan On Sheepshead Bay Road

By Alex Ellefson on May 02, 2016 02:21 pm
New street signs were installed on Sheepshead Bay Road. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)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 [...]

Police Rescue Kayaker Off Coney Island Beach [Video]

By Alex Ellefson on May 02, 2016 12:50 pm
Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 12.47.43 PMQuick response by #Aviation ASR #Harbor #SCUBA rescuing a distressed kayaker @ConeyIsland today -Excellent work — 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, the New York Post reports. The kayaker, identified by the [...]

Fire Consumes Building On Voorhies Avenue, 5 Hospitalized

By Alex Ellefson on May 02, 2016 10:45 am
Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 10.36.25 AMBrooklyn **77-33-3286**3rd Alarm** 2220 Voorhies Ave — 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. [...]

Morning Mug: “All Journeys Have Secret Destinations Of Which The Traveler Is Unaware.” — Martin Buber

By Alex Ellefson on May 02, 2016 07:00 am
Photo by Robin MichalsMorning 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.

ICYMI: Traffic Plan Arrives, Land Deal On Emmons, McGready’s Closing

By Alex Ellefson on May 01, 2016 01:40 pm
New street signs were installed on Sheepshead Bay Road. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): Here are some of the big stories you may have missed this week. You can keep up with what’s going on in the neighborhood all week long. Just follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our daily newsletter. If you have any news tips, story ideas, questions or anything else, email [...]

Weekend Reading: Brooklyn Stories You May Have Missed

By Sheepshead Bites on Apr 30, 2016 10:22 am
The Warbasse co-op building at 2785 Est 5th Street. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)After a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’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 [...]

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