By Alex Ellefson on May 16, 2016 05:28 pm Despite gusting winds and skies threatening rain, hundreds of revelers turned out Sunday for the 25th Bayfest on Sheepshead Bay’s waterfront. The event, organized by the Bay Improvement Group, was scaled down compared to previous years, when the festival featured dozens of performers and drew crowds of more than 100,000. The organizers had trouble finding [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 16, 2016 02:37 pm Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week! Don’t miss the Third Annual Sheepshead Bay Summer Stroll this weekend. There’s also a football match between ops and firefighters at MCU Park, a concert atÂ New Utrecht Reformed Church, community meetings, a health fair and more! Send us your own event listing by posting it for free [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 16, 2016 12:18 pm The police and fire departments launched a massive counterterrorism drill Sunday at Leon M. Goldstein High School to test officers’ response to tactics used in recent terror attacks around the world. More than 200 first responders participated in the exercise, which took place within the Kingsborough Community College campus. The operation simulated a situation involving [...]
By Rachel Silberstein on May 16, 2016 10:15 am Cops are turning to the public for help in identifying a sketch of man they say rubbed his genitals on a sleeping F train passenger in Coney Island last week. The 27-year-old female victim told officers she fell asleep the southbound F train on Thursday, May 12, waking up at 2:15am to find a stranger [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 16, 2016 07:00 am Morning MugÂ is our daily showcase ofÂ photographsÂ from our readers. If you have a photograph that youâ€™d like to see featured, send itÂ toÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
By Alex Ellefson on May 15, 2016 06:19 am 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 Alex Ellefson on May 14, 2016 12:27 pm 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. Perpetually underrated Alibi named second best dive bar in New York City. [Fort Greene Focus] This is what 200 pounds of [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 13, 2016 06:20 pm Amidst a shakeup following the death of a 47-year-old grandmother, two new executives have been added to Coney Island Hospital. New York City Health and Hospitals, the agency in charge of the embattled facility, announced it has instatedÂ Anthony Rajkumar as the hospital’s new CEO. Mei Kong is being brought on as Chief Operating Officer (COO). [...]