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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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Ramadan Mubarak! 6 Things To Know About The Muslim Holiday

By Carly Miller on Jun 07, 2016 05:05 pm
Kenan Taskent praying at the mosque.If you live in southern Brooklyn, you will most likely encounter someone observing Ramadan this month. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is the holiest time for Muslims. Ramadan commemorates the first time the Quran (Islam’s sacred text) was revealed to the prophet Muhammad, a moment also known as the Night of [...]

DOT Will Not Drop Traffic Plan, Despite Continued Pressure From Community Leaders

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 07, 2016 04:26 pm
New street signs were installed on Sheepshead Bay Road. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Here’s another one for the wastebin! Despite receiving letters from community leaders protesting the new traffic plan on Sheepshead Bay Road, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Department of Transportation (DOT) says they will not abandon their controversial Vision Zero project on the neighborhood’s main street. Letters sent last month from members of the community board as well [...]

Following Shootout, Officials Call For Expanded Youth Services To Bring Down Violence

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 07, 2016 02:30 pm
Police investigating a shooting in Coney Island on June 5. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Local elected officials are calling on the city to address gun violence in Coney Island by expanding youth and employment services after a terrifying shootout occurred this week at a crowded intersection this week. Gunfire erupted Sunday afternoon at the corner of Mermaid Avenue and West 16th Street — sending four people to the hospital. [...]

HBO’s Girls Shooting At La Vue On Emmons Avenue

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 07, 2016 12:53 pm
The HBO series Girls shot a scene at La Vue at 3202 Emmons Avenue. (Photo: Bob De Thomas)The hipsters have arrived! The HBO series Girls stopped by La Vue, the the French/Asian fusion restaurant and lounge at the intersection of Emmons Avenue and Bragg Street, to shoot a scene Monday for their next season. The film crews are scheduled to return this afternoon. A manager at La Vue said they were shooting [...]

Coney Island’s ‘Flicks On The Beach’ Lineup Announced

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 07, 2016 10:50 am
Flicks-on-the-BeachReady your beach towels, coolers and folding chairs. Flicks on the Beach returns to Coney Island next month — and the organizers have a pretty sweet lineup prepared for the outdoor movie series. Notably, the lineup includes a screening a “Purple Rain,” Prince’s ’80s rock drama, in honor of the beloved musician who passed away [...]

Morning Mug: “Character Is Formed In The Stormy Billows Of The World.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 07, 2016 07:00 am
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