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Friday, June 10, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Puzzle: “Where We Love Is Home — Home That Our Feet May Leave, But Not Our Hearts.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 10, 2016 05:14 pm
Photo by George BurshteynPhoto by George Burshtey

Murrow Student Selected To Present Artwork To Lena Dunham For Benefit Gala

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 10, 2016 05:01 pm
Edward R Murrow High School student Pauline Xu presenting her artwork to actress Lena Dunham. (Photo: ArtsConnection)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 [...]

Sheepshead Bay Weekend Apartment Rental Roundup

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 10, 2016 03:19 pm
Apartment at 3112 Emmons Avenue. (Photo: Trulia)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 [...]

Photo Leads To Arrest Of Neighborhood Menace Behind Hateful Graffiti

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 10, 2016 01:49 pm
Neighbor Kathy Kalayci said she spotted this man write "Obama Traitor" on the wall outside the Rybak constrcution site. (Photo by Kathy Kalayci )A neighbor’s photo led to the arrest of the local kook who’s been scrawling hateful messages and harassing elected officials in Sheepshead Bay. Police arrested 67-year-old Jerome Silverman Wednesday at his home near Emmons Avenue — less than a week after we posted a picture sent by a neighbor who spotted him vandalizing a construction site on [...]

Poll: What Do You Think Of The New Sheepshead Bay Road Traffic Plan?

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 10, 2016 11:02 am
Traffic cones closed traffic on East 15th Street between Sheepshead Bay Road and Avenue Z. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)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 [...]

Morning Mug: “Yesterday’s The Past, Tomorrow’s The Future, But Today Is A Gift. That’s Why It’s Called The Present.” — Bil Keane

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 10, 2016 07:00 am
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