By Alex Ellefson on May 03, 2016 05:15 pm This summer, for the first ever, music lovers will trek out to Coney Island to experience rock legends like Willie Nelson, Beach Boys and Jane’s Addiction at a gorgeous $60 million, 5,000-seat, outdoor amphitheater. But over the years, the new site of the Brooklyn Borough President’s annual Seaside Summer Concert Series — Coney’s historic Childs [...]
By Sheepshead Bites on May 03, 2016 04:01 pm Over the course of four days and six live concert performances, GRAMMYÂ® award-winning and nominated artists will converge in Brooklyn, New York for GRAMMY Parkâ„¢, the first GRAMMY-branded, multiday live music experience held May 5-8. The concert series will be held at Brooklynâ€™s historic Kings Theatre and The LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park. [...]
By Sheepshead Bites on May 03, 2016 03:05 pm By Heather Chin Brooklynâ€™s Chinese American community now has its own ambulance company â€” the first on the East Coast â€” to address a growing need for paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who speak Chinese dialects such as Mandarin, Cantonese, and Toisanese. Launched in early April, the â€œhistoricâ€ service is the brainchild of Dr. [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 03, 2016 02:02 pm Looking for a new place to grab a midnight snack or snag a breakfast sandwichÂ on your morning commute? A 24-hour deli and corner store has set up shop on Sheepshead Bay Road â€” directly across from the subway station at the corner of East 15th Street. The new store, hoping to stake out a claim [...]
By Sarah Crean on May 03, 2016 11:39 am Are you a cycling book lover? Register now for Bike the Branches, a daylong bike ride through the Brooklyn Public Libraryâ€™s 60-branch system this Saturday. Last year’s event drew nearly 1,000 riders and participants. Enjoy a day of biking through Brooklyn as you tour –and support– our beloved library branches. Riders will be issued â€œBranch [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 03, 2016 10:38 am The body of an unidentified man, wrapped in a plastic bag, was discovered in the sand Monday outside Kingsborough Community College, police say. A caller reported the decomposing corpse at 10:20am. Authorities say the head and feet were tied to buckets filled with cement. The rest of the body covered in a green plastic bag. [...]
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