By Alex Ellefson on May 31, 2016 04:13 pm For many people, Memorial Day Weekend is the time to dig out the bathing suits and towels, hit the beach, and fire up the barbecue. It’s the summer kick-off party. And perhaps that’s best way to honor our veterans: Their sacrifice allows us to enjoy these activities. But during the festivities, we must rememberÂ the service [...]
By Odochi Ibe on May 31, 2016 02:42 pm It’s getting warmer out so put away your winter jackets and get out and socialize with the people in your community! Here are fun events for everyone in the family going on this week. Send us your own event listing by posting it for free on our new event calendar, or using our classifieds site, [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 31, 2016 11:04 am You may have noticed a new dock appeared in Sheepshead Bay this year. Lashed to the railings along Emmons Avenue, the floating metal and concrete pier hosts no boats â€” though it has become a favorite leisure spot for some of the water fowl. The humble floating structure is a failed $1.1 million project to [...]
By Alex Ellefson on May 31, 2016 10:50 am Thousands visited the Nathan’s Famous flagship location on Surf Avenue Saturday to pay a nickel for a frankfurter during the company’s 100th Anniversary. The company rolled back prices to 1916 to honor the day NathanÂ Handwerker opened the business. The polish immigrant famously sold his hot dogs for five cents in order to undercut his competitor [...]
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