By Alex Ellefson on Jun 10, 2016 05:01 pm An Edward R. Murrow High School student was chosen to present her artwork to actress Lena Dunham at a Park Avenue benefit gala last month. Pauline Xu, a 17-year-old junior from Bensonhurst, handed over a mountain landscape she made out of shredded books to Dunham, the star and creator of the HBO series Girls, during [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 10, 2016 03:19 pm Have you chosen Sheepshead Bay to seek out a new home? Looking for an apartment can be a daunting task so we’ve made things easier by rounding up some of the promising listings in the neighborhood. Good luck! Studio at 1245 Avenue X Price: $1,255 Size: Studio, one bathroom Details: Looking to shack up in [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 10, 2016 01:49 pm A neighbor’s photo led to the arrest of the local kook who’s been scrawling hateful messages and harassing elected officialsÂ in Sheepshead Bay. Police arrested 67-year-old Jerome Silverman Wednesday at his home near Emmons Avenue â€” less than a week after we posted a picture sent by a neighbor who spotted him vandalizing a construction siteÂ on [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 10, 2016 11:02 am The outcry over the Department of Transportation’s new traffic plan on Sheepshead Bay Road has been well documented on this site. Community leaders and civic groups have been nearly unanimous in their opposition to the Times Square-style pedestrian plaza. At a civic group meeting, neighbors seemed ready to tear the limbs off city officials for [...]
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