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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Bay Cleanup Crew Tied To Alleged ‘Cult’ Based In South Korea

By Alex Ellefson on May 24, 2016 04:48 pm
Volunteers from the WeLoveU Foundation posing with City Councilman Chaim Deutsch. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)It’s not everyday we get visited by a group whose founder is considered to be a deity. That’s what happened Sunday when volunteers from the WeLoveU Foundation participated in a cleanup effort in Sheepshead Bay. The organization’s founder and chairwoman, a 72-year-old Korean woman named Zahng Gil-ja, is reportedly referred to as the “Heavenly Mother,” [...]

Fun City Bowl Erupts In Bloody Brawl Between Cops And Firefighters [Video]

By Alex Ellefson on May 24, 2016 01:11 pm
Screen Shot 2016-05-24 at 12.59.12 PMWho knew there was such bad blood between police and firefighters? The NYPD and FDNY’s annual Fun City Bowl charity game, held Sunday at MCU Park, turned into a bloody brawl on the field, NBC New York reports. Footage taken on the field shows a scrum of players mixing it up near the sidelines. One [...]

500 Elementary Students Visit Coney Island Hospital To Learn About Healthcare Professions

By Rachel Silberstein on May 24, 2016 12:09 pm
SurgeryNYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island, also known as Coney Island Hospital, partnered with UFT last week to host more than 500 students from District 21 schools and teach them about various healthcare professions. Students from PS 329, PS 253, PS 216 and PS 100 attended three professional development days at the hospital — from May [...]

Police Searching For Missing Sea Gate Man [Updated]

By Alex Ellefson on May 24, 2016 11:56 am
(Photo provided by the NYPD)A Sea Gate man went missing Monday and police are asking for the public’s assistance locating him. Francisco Almonte, 24, was last seen in Crown Heights, near the corner of Atlantic and Bedford avenues, at 8:20am, according to the NYPD. He is described as six feet, four inches tall, 210 pounds, brown eyes, black hair [...]

Woman Critically Injured After Car Slams Into Pole On Ocean Parkway

By Alex Ellefson on May 24, 2016 10:54 am
Crash at Ocean Parkway and Neptune Avenue. (Photo: Eugene Skorodinsky / Facebook)A woman is in critical condition after her car spun out of control on Ocean Parkway Tuesday and slammed into a utility pole, the Daily News reports. The crash happened at 6am at the intersection with Neptune Avenue, officials say. A photograph taken at the scene shows the toppled utility pole laying across the street beside [...]

Police Searching For Missing Teenage Girl [Updated]

By Alex Ellefson on May 24, 2016 10:14 am
61 pct missing 5-23-16 bronnik pic (1)Police are asking the public for assistance locating a teenager who went missing from her Ocean Avenue home Monday. Authorities say Eliabeth Bronnik, 15, was last seen at 7:20am inside her apartment on Ocean Avenue, between Avenue Y and Avenue Z. She is described as approximately five feet, four inches tall, 110 pounds, thin build, [...]

Morning Mug: “Love Prefers Twilight To Daylight.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

By Alex Ellefson on May 24, 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.

Shorefront Y’s Annual Walk For Autism Raises Funds And Awareness For Children With Special Needs

By Alex Ellefson on May 23, 2016 07:27 pm
City Councilman Chaim Deutsch speaking at the Shorefront Y's Sixth Annual Walk for Autism. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)At least 200 people turned out Sunday morning on the Coney Island Boardwalk for the Shorefront Y’s Sixth Annual Walk for Autism. Participants gathered outside the New York Aquarium, at West 10th Street, to register, grab their t-shirts, ribbons and prepare to walk proudly down to Brighton Beach. The march raised money for the Shorefront Y’s [...]

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