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Monday, June 13, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Mermaid Parade, Cyclones Opening Day, Friday Fireworks

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 13, 2016 05:21 pm
Photo by William CarusoThere is no denying summer is in full swing. Not only do the Cyclones kick off their season and the Friday fireworks return this week, the annual Mermaid Parade will also be filling up Coney Island with even more colorful characters than usual. There are also lots of other great community events to check out. [...]

Officials Announce Completion Of $28 Million Resiliency Project To Prevent Beach Erosion

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 13, 2016 02:57 pm
Senator Chuck Schumer speaking during the announcement of the completion of the Sea Gate Reach project. (Photo provided by Senator Chuck Schumer's office)The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday the completion of a $28 million resiliency project to restore Coney Island’s beaches, prevent erosion and protect communities from future storm surges. The Sea Gate Reach. the last stage of the two-decade Coney Island Shore Protection Project, involved placing almost 70,000 cubic feet of sand in Sea [...]

Cops Searching For Suspect Who Used Credit Cards Stolen From Kings Highway Home

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 13, 2016 12:13 pm
Photo provided by the NYPDPolice are asking for the public’s assistance apprehending a man who made several purchases last month with credit cards stolen from a home on Kings Highway. Authorities released surveillance photos of a man who allegedly used the stolen cards on May 11 at a Shell gas station and a Speedway store in East Flatbush. The [...]

Biggest Brush Fire In Half-Decade Scorches Plumb Beach & Marine Park

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 13, 2016 10:39 am
Firefighters dousing the last smokey pockets of Sunday's brush fire. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)The biggest New York City brush fire in more than half a decade ripped through Plumb Beach and the Marine Park Salt Marsh Sunday — forcing authorities to close part of the Belt Parkway for several hours while firefighters tried to keep the flames from overtaking a local marina. Smoke could be seen curling over [...]

Morning Mug: “I Have Found That If You Love Life, Life Will Love You Back.” — Arthur Rubinstein

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 13, 2016 08:53 am
Photo by Giorgi MchedlishviliMorning 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.

ICYMI: Vote On Vision Zero Plan, Elderly Woman Assaulted By Cop, HBO Filming In Sheepshead Bay

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 12, 2016 02:48 pm
DOT created a taxi stand on Sheepshead Bay Road. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): Here are some of the big stories you may have missed this week. You can keep up with what’s going on in the neighborhood all week long. Just follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and sign up for our daily newsletter. If you have any news tips, story ideas, questions or anything else, email [...]

Weekend Reading: Brooklyn Stories You May Have Missed

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 11, 2016 11:07 am
Photo by George BurshteynAfter a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of the most interesting recent stories from our sister sites. The Mac is back: The Mac Shack’s innovation inspires. [Fort Greene Focus] Owners of Bogota Latin Bistro and Miti Miti are [...]

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