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Monday, May 9, 2016

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Businesses Say DOT’s Traffic Plan Is Killing Them


By Alex Ellefson on May 09, 2016 05:38 pm
Roy Muhammad, manager of the corner store below the subway station, said sales have almost been cut in half. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Businesses up and down Sheepshead Bay Road are reporting that DOT’s new traffic plan, which converted part of the neighborhood’s main thoroughfare into a one-way and moved the B36 bus stop to Avenue Z, has caused a huge slowdown in their sales. Roy Muhammad, the manager of the corner store directly beneath the Sheepshead Bay [...]

Cymbrowitz Bill To Save Sheepshead Bay Swans Passes Assembly, Again


By Alex Ellefson on May 09, 2016 02:12 pm
Mute swans in Sheepshead Bay. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz announced his third attempt at legislation to protect Sheepshead Bay’s swans from eradication passed the Assembly last week. Cymbrowitz has doggedly tried to place a moratorium on the state’s plan to cull New York’s mute swan population — which the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) targeted for extermination in 2013. Governor Andrew Cuomo [...]

Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: 25th Bayfest, History Of Floyd Bennett Field, Kingsborough Chorus


By Alex Ellefson on May 09, 2016 12:43 pm
Bayfest 2015. (Photo: Sheepshead Bites)Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week! Don’t miss a fun-filled afternoon at the 25th Bayfest. There’s also a presentation about the history of Floyd Bennett Field, a cleanup of Coney Island Creek, a police community council meeting, a rain barrel giveaway and much more. Send us your own event listing by posting it [...]

Authorities Determine Cause Of Death For Body Found Near Kingsborough


By Alex Ellefson on May 09, 2016 10:34 am
Photo by Michael GoldsteinThe Medical Examiner determined the reputed gang member, whose body was found in Manhattan Beach wrapped in a plastic bag with his feet stuck in a bucket of concrete, died of asphyxiation before he was thrown in the sea, the Daily News reports. A Kingsborough Community College student stumbled upon the body of 28-year-old Peter [...]

Morning Mug: “I Have Found That If You Love Life, Life Will Love You Back.” — Arthur Rubinstein


By Alex Ellefson on May 09, 2016 07:00 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 photos@sheepsheadbites.com. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.

ICYMI: Body Found Near Kingsborough, Fire On Voorhies, Locals Demand Halt To Traffic Plan


By Alex Ellefson on May 08, 2016 03:01 pm
Photo by Alex EllefsonIn 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 07, 2016 12:14 pm
Photo by Katia NunesAfter 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. NY1’s Roger Clark cannot be sedated, brings punk band ‘Perp Walk’ to Hank’s Saloon. [Park Slope Stoop] ISIS hit list of [...]

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