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Monday, May 16, 2016

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Photos: Revelers Brave Wind & Cold For 25th Bayfest

By Alex Ellefson on May 16, 2016 05:28 pm
Neighbors braved less than favorable weather for Bayfest 2016. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)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 [...]

Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Summer Stroll, Fun City Bowl, Irwin Meyer Band

By Alex Ellefson on May 16, 2016 02:37 pm
(Photo: Sheepshead Bites)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 at New Utrecht Reformed Church, community meetings, a health fair and more! Send us your own event listing by posting it for free [...]

NYPD & FDNY Conduct Counterterrorism Drill At Manhattan Beach High School

By Alex Ellefson on May 16, 2016 12:18 pm
Special Operations Officers at the counterterrorism drill at Leon M. Goldstein High School. (Photo provided by the NYPD)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 [...]

F Train Perv ‘Rubbed Genitals’ On Sleeping Straphanger, Say Cops

By Rachel Silberstein on May 16, 2016 10:15 am
1361-16-SVU-60-Pct-5-12-16-sketch-1Cops 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 [...]

Morning Mug: “Like As The Waves Make Towards The Pebbl’d Shore, So Do Our Minutes, Hasten To Their End.” — William Shakespeare

By Alex Ellefson on May 16, 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 Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.

ICYMI: Traffic Plan Changes, Tickets For Legally Parked Cars, Supporting ISIS

By Alex Ellefson on May 15, 2016 06:19 am
Photo by Michael GoldsteinIn 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 Alex Ellefson on May 14, 2016 12:27 pm
Photo by Katia NunesAfter 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. Perpetually underrated Alibi named second best dive bar in New York City. [Fort Greene Focus] This is what 200 pounds of [...]

Puzzle: “Color Is A Power Which Directly Influences The Soul.” — Wassily Kandinsky

By Alex Ellefson on May 13, 2016 06:39 pm
Photo by Robin MichalsPhoto by Robin Michals

Amid Shakeup, Coney Island Hospital Brings In Two New Executives

By Alex Ellefson on May 13, 2016 06:20 pm
Coney Island Hospital, 2601 Ocean Parkway. (Source: Gregory Maizous)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 instated Anthony Rajkumar as the hospital’s new CEO. Mei Kong is being brought on as Chief Operating Officer (COO). [...]

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