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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

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Weinstein Bill To Address “Zombie Homes” Signed Into Law


By Alex Ellefson on Jun 28, 2016 05:27 pm
Trash piles up behind the wooden walls around the property. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein to address so-called “zombie homes” — abandoned and foreclosed properties — was signed into law last week. The bill, passed as part of the 2016 Legislative Session, is aimed at combatting the blight of vacant properties by expediting the repair, rehabilitation and improvement of these homes while enabling the [...]

Senator Golden Announces Lineup For Free Summer Concert Series


By Alex Ellefson on Jun 28, 2016 03:26 pm
Photo via Sha-DoobieLooking to boogie down at your local park this summer? Senator Marty Golden has announced the lineup for his free summer concert series. The musical acts offer a little something for everyone — there’s a mix of classic tunes, golden oldies, Disco and Doo Wop. “We have a quality lineup of entertainment, so mark your [...]

Get Seinfeldian With Corner Media At The Brooklyn Cyclones On July 2


By Alex Ellefson on Jun 28, 2016 12:40 pm
Dance-offCome hang with the staff of Corner Media Group and celebrate Seinfeld at the Brooklyn Cyclones game this weekend. At the Saturday, July 2 Salute to Seinfeld III “Make Kramerica Great Again” game, the Cyclones will take on the Connecticut Tigers at 6pm. In addition to Seinfeld-themed programming, there will be fireworks, and our own [...]

Straphanger Snaps Photo Of N Train Masturbator


By Rachel Silberstein on Jun 28, 2016 09:59 am
lewdnessA quick-thinking straphanger used her cell phone to snap a photo of a man she says exposed himself and masturbated on the N train. Sitting across from the 24-year-old woman on a southbound train on Sunday, June 26, at 11:15pm, the suspect reportedly exposed his penis and masturbated while he stared at her, according to [...]

Morning Mug: “I Was In Love With The Whole World And All That Lived In Its Rainy Arms.” — Louise Erdrich


By Alex Ellefson on Jun 28, 2016 07:00 am
Photo by Leo KarasMorning 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.

Brighton Mosque Hosts Cops For Ramadan Meal


By Alex Ellefson on Jun 27, 2016 07:12 pm
Police officers participated in an iftar dinner at the  Turkish American Eyüp Sultan Cultural Center. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)A Brighton Beach mosque welcomed more than a dozen police officers, including NYPD Deputy Chief Charles Scholl, Thursday night to break bread during the holy month of Ramadan. “It’s always an honor to be invited by a religious group to share in the celebration of a holiday,” said Chief Scholl. “Coming to an event like [...]

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