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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Apply Now For The ‘NYC Born & Raised’ College Scholarship

By Rachel Silberstein on May 05, 2016 05:15 pm
Photo by suewaters/FlickrAre you a native New Yorker who is currently college? A Brooklyn-born lawyer wants to pay it forward by launching a scholarship fund to benefit one hard working college student each year. Born in what today is called Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and raised in Manhattan, attorney Ivan Diamond graduated from the New York public school system, [...]

Developer Under Fire For Construction At Site Of 40-Story Tower

By Alex Ellefson on May 05, 2016 04:04 pm
Construction around the Trump Village Shopping Center. (Photo: Chris McCreight)Neighbors are crying foul about construction taking place at the site of the 40-story tower to be built over the Trump Village Shopping Center — flagging the developer for working after-hours, violating lease terms, and possibly releasing dangerous chemicals buried beneath the property. Developer Cammeby’s International was recently hit with a lawsuit seeking $75 million [...]

Cops After Bandits Who Robbed Brighton Beach Spa

By Alex Ellefson on May 05, 2016 12:07 pm
burglary-60thCops are searching for a pair of burglars who robbed a spa in Brighton Beach last week. The suspects allegedly entered Fabulous Touch Spa, at 255 Brighton Beach Avenue, through the escape hatch located on the roof of the building on Thursday, April, 28 at 11:16am, according to police. The suspects removed an undetermined amount [...]

Cops Identify Body Found At Kingsborough As Ex-Con With Money Woes

By Alex Ellefson on May 05, 2016 10:50 am
Photo by Rachel McKenziePolice identified the man found on the shore near Kingsborough Community College as a 28-year-old convicted felon with money troubles, the Daily News reports. Peter Martinez, who reportedly had been arrested 31 times and given a two-year prison sentence for identity theft, was found Monday morning with his feet sunk in cement-filled buckets and his [...]

Morning Mug: “It Is During Our Darkest Moments That We Must Focus To See The Light.” — Aristotle Onassis

By Alex Ellefson on May 05, 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.

Stop It! Residents Demand DOT Halt Sheepshead Bay Road Traffic Plan

By Alex Ellefson on May 04, 2016 08:36 pm
Community board member Maurice Kolodin speaking to city officials about the new traffic plan on Sheepshead Bay Road. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Residents raged at city officials Tuesday for dropping a Times Square-style pedestrian plaza on Sheepshead Bay Road and demanded the project be suspended until the community could give more input. “We’re here because this was done like a dictatorship, not like a democracy,” said Steve Barrison, president of the Bay Improvement Group. “Time out! Stop [...]

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