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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Pols Rail Against MTA Plan To Close Avenue O During Midwood Mardi Gras

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 24, 2016 05:47 pm
(Photo: jon jordan / Flickr)The MTA’s plan to close part of Avenue O for construction during Midwood Mardi Gras this Sunday has local elected officials up in arms. The construction work, part of the MTA’s project to replace track panels between Kings Highway and Avenue H, will close a major roadway while the neighborhood celebrates its annual street fair [...]

Puzzle: “There Are Two Ways Of Spreading Light: To Be The Candle Or The Mirror That Reflects It.” — Edith Wharton

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 24, 2016 05:01 pm
Photo by George BurshteynPhoto by George Burshteyn

Bullseye! Target Signs Lease For New Store On Kings Highway

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 24, 2016 04:51 pm
(Photo: Mike Mozart / Flickr)A big-box retailer has their sights on Kings Highway. Target signed a lease on a 38,081-square-foot site at 1715 East 13th Street, near the intersection with Kings Highway, The Real Deal reports. The site, currently occupied by a 300-space parking lot, is owned by Infinity Real Estate and Nightingale Properties, who snapped up the property, [...]

Greenmarket Recipe Series: Buttered Sugar Snap Peas (Video)

By Liena Zagare on Jun 24, 2016 04:04 pm
Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 4.01.11 PMBUTTERED SUGAR SNAP PEAS Ingredients: * 1 pound sugar snap peas, stems and strings removed * 2 tablespoons unsalted butter * 1⁄4 cups coarsely chopped fresh mint salt & pepper. * Ingredients available seasonally at your neighborhood Greenmarket Instructions: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the peas and a tablespoon [...]

Neighbor Rebecca Wasserstrum Remembered For Joyful & Generous Spirit

By Carly Miller on Jun 24, 2016 02:42 pm
rebecca-wasserstrum-1Community and family members are mourning the tragic death of a 28-year-old Sheepshead Bay woman and Brooklyn College graduate this week. A seven-day shiva memorial service for Rebecca Wasserstrum, who city officials confirmed succumbed to injuries sustained from a plunge off the George Washington Bridge on June 19, is currently being held at the sanctuary of Jewish Center Nachalath Zion (2201 East [...]

Sheepshead Bay Weekend Apartment Rental Roundup

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 24, 2016 10:18 am
2212 Avenue L . (Photo provided by Rebeca Volkman)Are you trying to find a home in Sheepshead Bay? There are some beautiful apartments for rent in our neighborhood. And they are quite a bargain. Grab ’em quickly before someone else does! 2BR at 2212 Avenue L (Sponsored) Price: $2,000 Size: Two bedroom, one bathroom Details: This beautiful home in the heart of Midwood [...]

Cops Searching For Burglar Who Tried To Loot Apartment Building

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 24, 2016 10:07 am
1797-16 61 PDU Burg 6-21-16 photo2Police are searching for a man who allegedly used an electronic key card Tuesday to bypass the lock on an apartment building. The burglar entered the home, located near the intersection of Quentin Road and East 18th Street, but did not take anything, according to NYPD. He also cruised the halls of the building trying [...]

Morning Mug: “Life Is A Dream For The Wise, A Game For The Fool, A Comedy For The Rich, A Tragedy For The Poor.” — Sholom Aleichem

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 24, 2016 07:00 am
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