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Thursday, June 16, 2016

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Coney Island Amphitheater Still Not Certified To Host First Show In 9 Days


By Alex Ellefson on Jun 16, 2016 04:12 pm
Construction equipment surrounds the West 22nd Street entrance to the Coney Island Amphitheater. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)The Coney Island Amphitheater sure doesn’t appear ready to host thousands of concert-goers in nine days for its first show with Ziggy Marley. In addition to uncompleted construction work at the site, the amphitheater has still not received a certificate of occupancy from the Department of Buildings (DOB), which is required for the property to operate [...]

Pet Lovers come to New York Pet Expo this weekend (Sponsored)


By Sheepshead Bites on Jun 16, 2016 04:01 pm
© Brian Pettepiece, Olydog! StudiosThe 4th Annual New York Pet Expo is coming to Brooklyn this weekend.  The expo will introduce pet lovers to all the pet resources that New York- and national – communities have to offer. Where: Brooklyn Expo Center When: Saturday, June 18, 10AM – 6PM, Sunday, June 19, 11AM-4PM Event admission: $8.00 per adult, Free [...]

Entire Gravesend Block Defaced With Mexican Gang Graffiti, Cops Shrug


By Rachel Silberstein on Jun 16, 2016 02:45 pm
graffitResidents of a sleepy, treelined block in Gravesend woke up this morning to find their homes and cars vandalized with graffiti that appears to be associated with a particularly ruthless transnational Mexican gang. At around 8:30am, we found confused neighbors standing outside their homes on East 2nd Street near Avenue X in house dresses and [...]

Flophouse Operator, Already Accused Of Medicaid Fraud, Charged With Illegally Evicting Tenants


By Alex Ellefson on Jun 16, 2016 12:57 pm
A judge's gavel.Prosecutors filed additional charges Wednesday against the Manhattan Beach resident — already accused of running a Medicaid fraud scheme out of his Brooklyn flophouses — for illegally evicting and defrauding tenants. Yury Baumblit, who’s homes for the poor, recovering drug addicts and the mentally ill were the subject of a New York Times investigation last [...]

Here’s What You Need To Know About This Weekend’s Mermaid Parade


By Rachel Silberstein on Jun 16, 2016 10:35 am
mermaidColorful costumes will flood Coney Island for the annual Mermaid Parade. The massive art event, which takes place Saturday, June 18, begins at 1pm at West 21st Street and Surf Avenue, moving east to West 10th Street, and then south towards the boardwalk. Floats, cars, and marchers will eventually disband at Steeplechase Plaza. Founded in [...]

Morning Mug: “Green Is The Prime Color Of The World, And That From Which Its Loveliness Arises.” — Pedro Calderon de la Barca


By Alex Ellefson on Jun 16, 2016 07:00 am
Photo by Valerie KhaitMorning 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 photos@sheepsheadbites.com. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.

Try Brighton’s Smoothie Cafe For Cheap Eats On The Boardwalk


By Alex Ellefson on Jun 15, 2016 06:34 pm
Ice cream at the smoothie cafe in Brighton Beach. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Brooklynites should expect another scorching summer this year. And what better way to shake off the heat than a visit to Coney Island’s beautiful beaches? But crashing in the surf can stir up an awful appetite. So if you’re looking to grab a cheap bite or a scoop of ice cream, consider stopping by the [...]

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