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Thursday, June 9, 2016

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Sunday: 100 Guests Ride Luna Park’s Thunderbolt Free For Anniversary Party

By Rachel Silberstein on Jun 09, 2016 05:10 pm
The Thunderbolt ride at Luna Park.One hundred lucky thrill seekers will get to ride Luna Park’s Thunderbolt this weekend completely free of charge. The amusement park is celebrating the second anniversary of the iconic ride this Sunday, June 12, between 2pm and 4pm. The roller coaster, which first opened in 2014, provides a two-minute adventure with a hair-raising 90-degree vertical [...]

Greenmarket Recipe Series: Spring Eggs With Spinach (VIDEO)

By Liena Zagare on Jun 09, 2016 04:21 pm
Screen Shot 2016-06-09 at 4.17.22 PMThis week in collaboration with Brooklyn Mama’s Kitchen and your local Greenmarket, we bring you a lovely recipe that’s perfect for weekend brunch with friends. The recipe below will feed 4-6, in the video we adjusted it to make enough for two. So pick up some spinach and eggs at the market, and enjoy! SPRING [...]

After Only Two Months On The Job, Rookie Cop Praised For Cuffing ‘Bad Dude’

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 09, 2016 03:29 pm
Captain Winston Faison, right, awarding "Cop of the Month" to officer Bryan Baroniunas. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Criminals beware! The 61st Precinct has a new eagle-eyed cop. Rookie officer Bryan Baroniunas, barely two months on the job, was awarded “Cop of the Month” Wednesday for cuffing a career criminal who tried to burglarize a construction site in Gravesend. The precinct’s commanding officer, Captain Winston Faison, said his new recruit busted a “bad [...]

Controversial Storage Facility Opens On Knapp Street

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 09, 2016 11:15 am
The Metro Storage facility at 2727 Knapp Street. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Metro Storage completed a four-story, 100,000 square-foot facility — which drew objections in 2013 when it was brought before the community board — along the waterfront on Knapp Street. The company announced the opening last week. The storage center, located near the corner of Voorhies Avenue, has 1,357 climate controlled units and more than 80,000 square [...]

Morning Mug: “To Go Out With The Setting Sun On An Empty Beach Is To Truly Embrace Your Solitude.” — Jeanne Moreau

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 09, 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.

Lighting, Parking Spaces, Taxi Stand Added To Sheepshead Bay Road After Community Outcry

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 08, 2016 07:23 pm
DSC_0500The Department of Transportation (DOT) completed several changes last week on Sheepshead Bay Road to make the area more orderly and address some of the safety concerns raised by neighbors about the controversial new traffic plan. Residents will notice LED lights added under the train trestle on East 15th Street. After the bus stop was moved in April from [...]

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