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Thursday, May 19, 2016

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Cucco Announces Candidacy For 46th Assembly District


By Alex Ellefson on May 19, 2016 05:42 pm
Kate Cucco. (Photo: Kate Cucco / Facebook)Bay Ridge community activist Kate Cucco, the chief of staff for former Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, announced her candidacy this week to represent the 46th Assembly District, Kings County Politics reports. Cucco’s announcement sets up a showdown in the upcoming Democratic Primary with Assemblywoman Pamela Harris, who won Brook-Krasny’s seat last fall in a special election. Cucco, [...]

Coney Island Hospital Misdiagnosed Grandmother Who Died Of Meningitis, Autopsy Reveals


By Alex Ellefson on May 19, 2016 03:43 pm
Coney Island Hospital, 2601 Ocean Parkway. (Source: Gregory Maizous)The Medical Examiner’s office determined Coney Island Hospital botched the diagnosis of a Brooklyn grandmother who died in their care earlier this year, the Daily News reports. An autopsy concluded 47-year-old Grisel Soto, of Sea Gate, died of Meningitis — something the family long suspected – when she was brought to the emergency room on [...]

A Brief History Of Kings Highway


By Alex Ellefson on May 19, 2016 01:46 pm
A photo from the 1910s of Kings Highway between Ocean Avenue and Brighton Beach Road. (Source: Brooklyn Public Library)In many ways, Kings Highway is the mother to Brooklyn’s major thoroughfares. The roadway is reputedly named after King George III — the British monarch who ruled during the American Revolution — and the roots of Kings Highway predate even the first Dutch colonists. Over the centuries, it has has slowly evolved into the road we know (and [...]

Tale Of Two Rails: Here’s What You Need To Know About The F Express Train


By Alex Ellefson on May 19, 2016 10:55 am
Photo by fesch_marktNews that the long-sought-after F express train would be returning to Brooklyn almost immediately caused a row among lawmakers representing different parts of the borough. Elected Officials in southern Brooklyn — whose constituents will benefit from faster commutes — hailed the MTA’s announcement as long overdue. Meanwhile, the proposal drew scorn from a group of [...]

Morning Mug: “If The Path Be Beautiful, Let Us Not Ask Where It Leads.” — Anatole France


By Alex Ellefson on May 19, 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 photos@sheepsheadbites.com. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.

Yooberry Mulling Name Change, Going For ‘Vintage Look’


By Alex Ellefson on May 18, 2016 06:21 pm
yooberryYooberry — the frozen yogurt shop on Sheepshead Bay Road — is planning a major overhaul that will eliminate its bright pink and green colors and replace them with a new “vintage look.” Owner Yagiz Kilic said the renovations might even include a name change, though he’s still working out the details. He expects the work to [...]

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