By Alex Ellefson on May 09, 2016 05:38 pm 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 [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 09, 2016 02:12 pm 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’sÂ plan to cull New York’s mute swan population â€” which the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) targeted for extermination in 2013. Governor Andrew Cuomo [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 09, 2016 12:43 pm 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 [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 09, 2016 10:34 am The 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 [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 09, 2016 07:00 am Morning MugÂ is our daily showcase ofÂ photographsÂ from our readers. If you have a photograph that youâ€™d like to see featured, send itÂ toÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
By Alex Ellefson on May 08, 2016 03:01 pm In Case You Missed It (ICYMI):Â Here are some of the big stories you may have missed this week. You can keep up with whatâ€™s going on in the neighborhood all week long. Just follow us onÂ TwitterÂ andÂ Facebook, and sign up forÂ our daily newsletter. If you have any news tips, story ideas, questions or anything else, email [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 07, 2016 12:14 pm After a busy week, hereâ€™s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! Weâ€™ve pulled together some of the most interesting recent stories from our sister sites. NY1â€™s Roger Clark cannot be sedated, brings punk band â€˜Perp Walkâ€™ to Hankâ€™s Saloon. [Park Slope Stoop] ISIS hit list of [...]