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Friday, May 13, 2016

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Following Backlash, DOT Promises Changes To Sheepshead Bay Traffic Plan


By Alex Ellefson on May 13, 2016 04:26 pm
DOT is planning to repave part of Sheepshead Bay Road. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Following a meeting with Councilman Chaim Deutsch, the DOT has agreed make some changes to the much-maligned Sheepshead Bay Road traffic plan. Starting Saturday, May 23, the city will begin repaving Sheepshead Bay Road, between Jerome Avenue and Avenue Z. The resurfacing will also attempt to slope the street so water runs into the catch basin [...]

Don’t Panic! Cafe Glechik Only Closed Temporarily For “Top Secret” Renovations


By Alex Ellefson on May 13, 2016 02:20 pm
Cafe Glechik's location at 3159 Coney Island Avenue. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)For those who noticed the closed metal gate and dark windows at Cafe Glechik’s flagship location in Brighton Beach — don’t worry — the restaurant is only getting a rehab and is expected to reopen in mid- to late-summer. Paul Tesler, whose family owns the restaurant, said it was closed for renovations about a month and [...]

Brook-Krasny Still Cruising Around With NY Assembly Plates


By Alex Ellefson on May 13, 2016 12:56 pm
Source: Brook-Krasny’s officeAlmost a year after he gave up his seat in Albany, ex-Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny is still cruising around with the official license plates given to New York legislators, the New York Post reports. The plates, which prominently read “NY Assembly,” warn traffic agents the vehicle belongs to an elected official. The Post caught Brook-Krasny in February using [...]

Kitchen Fire Temporarily Closes Restaurant That Replaced Ming’s


By Alex Ellefson on May 13, 2016 10:52 am
Firefighters responded to a kitchen fire at Dumpling King, located at 2017 Avenue U. (Photo: Mike Wright / Facebook)A fire erupted Thursday in the kitchen of Dumpling King — the Chinese restaurant that replaced Ming’s Place — and the business will close temporarily while owners sort things out with their insurers, the manager said. More than 60 firefighters were called to the restaurant around 4pm after guests spotted smoke billowing out of the kitchen, [...]

Morning Mug: “Love Is Composed Of A Single Soul Inhabiting Two Bodies.” — Aristotle


By Alex Ellefson on May 13, 2016 07:00 am
Photo by Michael GoldsteinMorning 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 photos@sheepsheadbites.com. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.

Catsimatidis Scoops Up New Property After City Ignores Coney Island’s West End


By Alex Ellefson on May 12, 2016 06:19 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 asked for a community center, but they might be getting condos. After the city ignored Coney Island residents’ pleas to purchase a shuttered property so it could be made into a community space, grocery mogul and developer John Catsimatidis swooped in and bought the foreclosed building. Brooklyn Daily reports Catsimatidis bought the former Federation Employment [...]

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