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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Rush Job! Coney Island Amphitheater Makes Its Debut, Barely

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 27, 2016 05:29 pm
Ticketholders going through security to enter the Ziggy Marley show at the Coney Island Amphitheater. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Construction on the Coney Island Amphitheater barely made it to the finish line to host thousands of concert-goers Saturday for its first show with Ziggy Marley. The venue was issued a special permit after passing a safety inspection barely 24 hours before the musicians took the stage, according to the Department of Buildings. The property [...]

Looking for a New Car? eAutoLease Will Deliver One to Your Front Door (Sponsored)

By Dan Myers on Jun 27, 2016 04:01 pm
4  Leasing a new car isn’t exactly known for being an easy process, but eAutoLease isn’t like other companies. Not only do they make the experience quick and hassle-free, you can also rest assured that you’re receiving the absolute best price available, from a trustworthy source.   Here’s how it works: You visit the website [...]

Check Out This Huge Shark Caught This Weekend Off Sheepshead Bay

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 27, 2016 03:06 pm
A thresher shark caught during Stella Maris' annual shark fishing tournament. (Photo by
Vladimir Korostyshevskiy)Intrepid anglers hauled more than a dozen toothy trophies into Sheepshead Bay this Saturday during Stella Maris’ annual shark fishing tournament. The boats, which included a mix of chartered and private vessels, struck out at 5:30am in search of thresher, blue and mako swimming as far as 100 miles off shore. The competition, now in its [...]

Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Nathan’s Hot Dog Championship, Fourth Of July Fireworks, Cyclones

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 27, 2016 12:54 pm
Fireworks in Coney IslandLots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. Don’t miss the Cyclones game this Saturday, when one of our editors will throw out the first pitch! There’s also trivia night, a pop up aquarium in Kaiser Park, a community board meeting and lots more! Send us your own event listing by posting it for free [...]

Coney Island Preteen Missing For Second Time In A Year

By Rachel Silberstein on Jun 27, 2016 10:28 am
cynthia-colonPolice are searching for a 12-year-old Coney Island girl who is missing for the second time in seven months. Cynthia Rolon was last seen on Wednesday, June 22, at approximately 5am at her 2926 West 25th Street apartment, according to police. She is described as Hispanic, 5 feet tall, 120 pounds, with brown eyes and [...]

Morning Mug: “The Best Way To Cheer Yourself Up Is To Try To Cheer Somebody Else Up.” — Mark Twain

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 27, 2016 07:00 am
Photo by George BurshteynMorning 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: Target Coming To Kings Highway, Mermaid Parade, Sandy Home Collapses

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 26, 2016 04:00 pm
mermaidIn 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 25, 2016 02:07 pm
Photo by Michael GoldsteinAfter 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. Meet the documentary filmmakers of the raging ‘Gowanus Current’. [Park Slope Stoop] Not Ray’s: in praise of the working slice. [Fort [...]

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