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Monday, May 23, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Food, Music, And Fun At Third Annual Sheepshead Bay Summer Stroll [Photos]

By Alex Ellefson on May 23, 2016 05:53 pm
Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz looks on during Jimmy's Famous Famous Heros sandwich eating contest. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Sheepshead Bay Road once again came alive Sunday with music, food, dancing and entertainment for the annual Summer Stroll. The block party — now in its third year — is organized by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, who first proposed the idea to help businesses recover from Superstorm Sandy. Indeed, many of [...]

Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Fleet Week, Bilingual Birdies, And Movie Night

By Odochi Ibe on May 23, 2016 03:46 pm
Photo by Courtney SolomineIt’s getting warmer out so put away your winter jackets and get out and socialize with the people in your community! Here are fun events for everyone in the family going on this week. Send us your own event listing by posting it for free on our new event calendar, or using our classifieds site, [...]

Three Hospitalized In House Fire On Bedford Avenue

By Alex Ellefson on May 23, 2016 10:28 am
Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 10.25.57 AM2 injured in house fire in Sheepshead Bay — Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) May 23, 2016 Three people were hospitalized Monday morning after a fire broke out on the first floor of a Bedford Avenue home, according to the FDNY. More than 60 firefighters battled the flames for an hour at the brick home [...]

Morning Mug: “We Can Never Obtain Peace In The Outer World Until We Make Peace With Ourselves.” — Dalai Lama

By Alex Ellefson on May 23, 2016 08:19 am
Photo by Bella KarasMorning 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: F Express Train, “Lightning Bolt” Development, Counterterrorism Drill

By Alex Ellefson on May 22, 2016 09:01 am
(Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)In 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 21, 2016 11:55 am
Photo by Michael GoldsteinAfter 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. Transgender man pummeled by group of attackers on 9th Street. [Park Slope Stoop] Meet Ben Wellington, the Pratt Professor who just [...]

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