By Alex Ellefson on May 13, 2016 04:26 pm 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 streetÂ so water runs into the catch basin [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 13, 2016 02:20 pm For those who noticed the closed metal gate and dark windows at Cafe Glechik’s flagship location in Brighton BeachÂ â€” don’t worry â€” 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 [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 13, 2016 12:56 pm Almost a year after he gave up his seat in Albany, ex-Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny is still cruising aroundÂ 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 FebruaryÂ using [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 13, 2016 10:52 am A fire erupted Thursday in the kitchen of Dumpling King â€” the Chinese restaurant thatÂ replaced Ming’s Place â€” 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, [...]
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By Alex Ellefson on May 12, 2016 06:19 pm 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,Â grocery mogul and developer John Catsimatidis swooped in and bought the foreclosed building. Brooklyn Daily reports Catsimatidis bought the former Federation Employment [...]