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Thursday, May 19, 2016

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Ocean Avenue Footbridge Drawing Maintenance Crews, Again


By Alex Ellefson on May 18, 2016 04:01 pm
A temporary power line feeds electricity to the Ocean Avenue Footbridge. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)The 136-year-old Ocean Avenue Footbridge is once again drawing maintenance crews. Con Edison is working to replace the underground power lines that provide electricity to the bridge’s lamps after they stopped working last week. A spokesperson for the company said damage to the power lines is “extensive and repairs will take some time.” Con Edison could [...]

AJ Madison: Save up to 40% Off GE, Frigidaire, Samsung and LG this Memorial Weekend (Sponsored)


By Carly Miller on May 18, 2016 04:00 pm
AJ Madison Photo 1With over 1,000 choices for a new stove alone, remodeling your kitchen is harder than it looks. Any many of us still rely on the “expert” advice from late-night internet searches, rumors from our neighbor’s brother’s sister-in-law, or the local barber. When it comes to home appliances, everyone knows a guy who knows a guy. [...]

New Building On Sheepshead Bay Road Will Look Like A ‘Lightning Bolt,’ Developer Says


By Alex Ellefson on May 18, 2016 01:59 pm
Three properties located at the corner of Sheepshead Bay Road and Shore Parkway are being torn down. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)The developer tearing down three properties along Sheepshead Bay Road says they will be replaced by a mixed-use, eight-story building that looks like a “lighting bolt” when viewed from the air. The unique, zig-zag design is intended to give most of the building’s apartments a view of the bay, said Viacheslav Levko, the property’s new owner. [...]

Off-Duty Detective Runs Down Purse-Snatcher In Gravesend


By Alex Ellefson on May 18, 2016 10:48 am
Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 10.45.30 AMCBS2 Exclusive: Off-Duty Detective Takes Down Purse Snatching Suspect In Brooklyn https://t.co/VTo0AoY5tA — CBS New York (@CBSNewYork) May 18, 2016 They’re always on duty, always ready to help! An off-duty detective’s trip to the  barbershop turned into a foot chase when he came to the aid of a 72-year-old woman who had her purse snatched in [...]

Morning Mug: “In The Presence Of Eternity, The Mountains Are As Transient As The Clouds.” — Robert Green Ingersoll


By Alex Ellefson on May 18, 2016 07:00 am
Photo by Katia NunesMorning 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.

Kingsborough President Defends College Against Accusations Of Anti-Semitism


By Alex Ellefson on May 17, 2016 07:32 pm
Kingsborough President Farley Herzek.(Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Kingsborough Community College President Farley Herzek waded into the discussion about anti-Semitic behavior on CUNY campuses while speaking Sunday at an event memorializing victims of the Holocaust. Herzek, the son of a Holocaust survivor, pushed back against accusations of anti-Semitism at Kingsborough. He warned lawmakers and the media that divisive, unsubstantiated statements about discrimination at [...]

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