By Alex Ellefson on Jun 16, 2016 04:12 pm 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 toÂ 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 [...]
By Sheepshead Bites on Jun 16, 2016 04:01 pm The 4th Annual New York Pet Expo is coming to Brooklyn this weekend.Â 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 â€“ 6PM, Sunday, June 19, 11AM-4PM Event admission: $8.00 per adult, Free [...]
By Rachel Silberstein on Jun 16, 2016 02:45 pm Residents 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 [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 16, 2016 12:57 pm Prosecutors filed additional charges Wednesday against the Manhattan Beach resident â€” already accused of running a Medicaid fraud scheme out of his Brooklyn flophouses â€” 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 [...]
By Rachel Silberstein on Jun 16, 2016 10:35 am Colorful 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 [...]
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By Alex Ellefson on Jun 15, 2016 06:34 pm 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 [...]