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Monday, June 6, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Pet Costume Contest, Trivia Night, Canoeing

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 06, 2016 04:46 pm
Betty the Rat was one of the winners of last year's Pet Costume Contest at Deno's Wonder Wheel. (Photo: Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park / Facebook)Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week! Check out the costumed critters at Deno’s Wonder Wheel this weekend. There’s also a Coney Island trivia night, a canoe trip at Marine Park, a sea lion show and documentary screening at the aquarium and much more! Send us your own event listing by posting it for [...]

Annual Street Festivals Driven Indoors By Rain Sunday

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 06, 2016 03:19 pm
Rain forced the Kings Bay Y to move their annual Israel Celebration indoors. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Two annual outdoor street festivals, the Kings Bay Y’s Israel Celebration and the Lena Cymbrowitz Community Health Fair, were driven indoors Sunday by foul weather. Rain seems to be the theme of the season this year. Bayfest and Gerritsen Beach’s Memorial Day Parade were both hit with occasional downpours. Only the Sheepshead Bay Summer Stroll [...]

Off-Duty Cop Arrested For Assaulting Elderly Woman

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 06, 2016 01:06 pm
Photo: Dave Hosford / Flickr)An off-duty police officer was arrested Sunday night for allegedly assaulting a 71-year-old woman at his home in southern Brooklyn. Authorities say 46-year-old Vladimir Radionov, an officer in Patrol Borough Brooklyn North, was inside his building’s elevator when he got into an argument with his elderly neighbor over a dog. The off-duty cop allegedly dragged her [...]

Gunfire Erupts At Crowded Intersection In Coney Island

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 06, 2016 11:31 am
Police investigate a shooting at the corner of West 16th Street and Mermaid Avenue. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Four people were wounded Sunday afternoon during a shootout at a crowded intersection in Coney Island. Gunfire erupted just after 2:30pm at the corner of West 16th Street and Mermaid Avenue, police say. When officers arrived, they found two men, ages 26 and 31, with gunshot wounds. They were rushed to Lutheran Hospital and are in stable condition, [...]

Morning Mug: “The Way I See It, If You Want The Rainbow, You Gotta Put Up With The Rain.” — Dolly Parton

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 06, 2016 07:00 am
Photo by Carol RagabMorning 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: Vandal Spotted, Nathan’s 100th Birthday, Renovations For Gerritsen’s Veterans Memorial

By Alex Ellefson on Jun 05, 2016 10:39 am
Members of Boy Scout Troop 396 salute the wreath placed in front of the veterans memorial. (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 Odochi Ibe on Jun 04, 2016 12:41 pm
Photo by Diandra SarnoAfter 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. An ode to hummus [Fort Greene Focus] With $500K possible in bills, victims of Gowanus hit and run set up GoFundMe [...]

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