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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Mermaids, Sea Creatures, & Classic Cars Dazzle At Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade 2016 [Photos]

By Rachel Silberstein on Jun 20, 2016 05:07 pm
mermaidConey Island’s Mermaid Parade was more colorful and sparkly than ever this year, as mermaids, sailors, sea creatures, fairies, and princesses stomped down Surf Avenue and then the Boardwalk. As usual, folks got creative with floats, and had fun accessorizing with pasties, umbrellas, and sequins. We spotted mythical characters of all ages, shapes and sizes. [...]

Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Kids Soccer Clinic, Sandy Town Hall, Coney Trivia

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 20, 2016 04:43 pm
(Photo: Brooklyn Italians Soccer Club / Facebook)Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week! Spend an afternoon at MCU Park now that the Cyclone’s season is in full swing. There are also lots of other opportunities to sing and cheer, as well as a Superstorm Sandy Town Hall to help neighbors rebuild and a free soccer clinic for kids. Send us [...]

Man Stabs Two People At Sushi Restaurant While Baby Wails Nearby, Authorities Say

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 20, 2016 03:04 pm
An FDNY ambulance.A 33-year-old man drove his knife into two people at a local sushi restaurant Thursday night while his nine-month-old baby wailed nearby, authorities say. Coney Island resident Vadim Rozanovsky was with his infant daughter and the child’s mother at the Mitoushi restaurant on Sheepshead Bay Road, near Voorhies Avenue, when he got into an argument with [...]

Auto Shop Owner Pleads Guilty To $176,000 Tax Fraud

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 20, 2016 12:00 pm
Brighton Collision at 1672 McDonald Avenue. (Photo: Brighton Collision / Facebook)The owner of a local auto body shop pleaded guilty last week to swindling the state out of $176,000 in sales taxes, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced. John Sbrigato, the owner of Brighton Collision, located at Ryder and McDonald avenues, admitted to underreporting $1.6 million dollars in taxable sales between December 2010 and February 2015, prosecutors [...]

Cops Looking For Creep Who Groped Teen In Brighton

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 20, 2016 10:00 am
RMA 1740-16 60 PCT FORCIBLE TOUCHING 6-17-16 PICPolice are searching for a creep who allegedly grabbed a 13-year-old girl’s butt in Brighton Beach Friday. The victim was walking at the corner of Brightwater Court and Coney Island Avenue around 7:40 pm when the incident occurred, police say. After the man groped the teen, he fled north on Coney Island Avenue, according to [...]

Morning Mug: “Never, Ever Underestimate The Importance Of Having Fun.” — Randy Pausch

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 20, 2016 07:00 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: Professor With 22 Kids, Amphitheater Uncertified, Scorching Brush Fire

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 19, 2016 10:00 am
Firefighters celebrate finishing off a brush fire in Marine Park and Plumb Beach. (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 Donny Levit on Jun 18, 2016 12:33 pm
Photo by Erkinaz ShuminovAfter 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. Man with gunshot wound to crotch drives to Methodist, hitting two cars on arrival. [Park Slope Stoop] Dosa Royale brings spectacular [...]

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