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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Cops Can’t Crack Down On Drug Activity At Local Park Because Of Striking Verizon Workers

By Alex Ellefson on May 12, 2016 03:26 pm
A police cruiser parked outside the 61st precinct.Neighbors living near a troubled playground will have to wait for the Verizon strike to be resolved before police reinstate a regular patrol to deter drug activity in the area. Speaking at the community council meeting Wednesday, Captain Winston Faison said he planned to bring back a daily patrol that last year helped clear criminal [...]

Sixth Man Charged With Aiding Brooklyn-Based Terrorism Group

By Alex Ellefson on May 12, 2016 01:25 pm
(Photo: mikey k / flickr)Federal prosecutors have charged a sixth man with aiding a Brooklyn-based terrorism ring that allegedly tried to send fighters to ISIS in Syria. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that 26-year-old Azizjon Rakhmatov, an Uzbek national who was arrested in Connecticut, has been added to a pre-existing indictment against four other men — one of whom is [...]

Gerritsen & Marine Park Getting Sprayed For Zika Virus

By Alex Ellefson on May 12, 2016 10:46 am
(Photo: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade / Flickr)The Health Department is targeting mosquito breeding grounds around Gerritsen Beach and Marine Park over the next three days in order to reduce the risk of a Zika or West Nile virus outbreak this summer. Starting Thursday, the city will conducting arial spraying operations around marshlands in the outer boroughs in order to bring down [...]

Morning Mug: “Summer Has Filled Her Veins With Light And Her Heart Is Washed With Noon.” — C. Day Lewis

By Alex Ellefson on May 12, 2016 07:00 am
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Cops Find New Lead In Murder Case Of Body Found In Manhattan Beach

By Alex Ellefson on May 11, 2016 07:30 pm
Photo by Rachel McKenziePolice have unearthed a lead that could help solve the murder of he reputed gang member whose body was discovered last week on the shore outside Kingsborough Community College. The Daily News reports investigators have located the hardware store that sold the buck used to sink 28-year-old Peter Martinez’s body to the bottom the sea. [...]

The Bite: Savory Indian Food On Coney Island Avenue

By Alex Ellefson on May 11, 2016 06:47 pm
Goat curry and naan flatbread at Nasheman Grill & Restaurant. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)THE BITE: More than a few of our readers have lamented the lack of Indian food in Sheepshead Bay. Some of us got excited when Tandoori Restaurant opened in the neighborhood earlier this year — but it turned out to be another Uzbek place. (Though the food is really good!) However, if you’re willing to travel [...]

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