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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Independence From Hassle: Your Guide To July 4th In Brooklyn

By Justin Fox on Jun 30, 2016 03:41 pm
fireworksReady to fire up the grill, catch some fiery sun, and see some fireworks? The Fourth of July falls on a Monday this year, so gear up for a long weekend. Independence Day means fireworks, and Brooklyn has some of the best views you can find. If you’re sticking around the city for the festivities, [...]

Dream Come True: Markowitz Tours Newly Completed Amphitheater

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 30, 2016 03:22 pm
Former Borough President Marty Markowitz at the Coney Island Amphitheater. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)For many, it was a milestone in the revitalization of Coney Island. For one person, it was a dream come true. Former Borough President Marty Markowitz saw his vision of building an oceanside concert venue realized Wednesday when officials held a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Coney Island Amphitheater. “Would I have wanted it bigger? Sure,” [...]

Prime Boutique: Fashionable Attire For Every Woman (Sponsored)

By Sheepshead Bites on Jun 30, 2016 02:30 pm
women's-fashion-boutique-sheepshead-bay-brooklynGRAND OPENING! Sheepshead Bay’s newest woman’s clothing boutique, Prime Boutique, has only been open for a few weeks, but has already attracted a steady following and plenty of repeat customers. Why? Because it’s bringing trendy, modern looks to the neighborhood, nothing in the store exceeds $100, and it’s putting customers first. Prime Boutique is ready to provide you with [...]

Glorious Gluttony! Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Championship This Weekend

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 30, 2016 01:13 pm
Last year's Nathan's Famous hot dog eating championship. (Photo: Nathan's Famous / Facebook)Grab those wieners and buns! Also, hot dogs and bread. This weekend we celebrate our nation’s independence — and what better way to recognize those hard-won freedoms than watching a group of gluttons cram their faces with franks during the most well-know competitive eating contest? Nathan’s Famous holds its annual hot dog eating championship July 4 [...]

City Approves “Rent Freeze” For Second Consecutive Year

By Carly Miller on Jun 30, 2016 09:59 am
rent freezeFor the second consecutive year, the Rent Guidelines Board voted last night to approve a rent freeze on one-year leases for over one million tenants in rent stabilized housing. The news was bittersweet for local tenants rights advocates, who were fighting for more this year — a rent-rollback. The board, consisting of nine members appointed [...]

Morning Mug: “Great Achievements Are Accomplished In A Blessed, Warm Fog.” — Joseph Conrad

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 30, 2016 07:00 am
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