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Friday, July 29, 2016

Sheeepshead Bites

Sheepshead Bay Birthing Center Receives ‘Baby-Friendly’ Designation For Focus On Breastfeeding

By Rachel Silberstein on Jul 28, 2016 02:26 pm
Amber with Borough President Eric Adams (Courtesy of Brooklyn Birthing Center)Brooklyn Birthing Center (2183 Ocean Avenue), the only accredited freestanding birthing center in the New York City metro area, is now Brooklyn’s very first Baby-Friendly designated facility. The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global project sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), aims to increase the rates of breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity, [...]

Teen Death In Bike Accident Brings Call For More Gerritsen Avenue Traffic Lights

By Sean Egan on Jul 28, 2016 02:26 pm
A memorial for Sean Ryan at the Gerritsen Beach ballfields. Photo by Jon Farina.After Sean Ryan, 17, was hit head-on and killed by an allegedly speeding drunk driver on the night of July 17, locals of Gerritsen Beach are imploring the city to install more traffic lights Gerritsen Avenue, according to a report by Brooklyn Daily. A neighbor, Lauren Olsen, started a petition which is now just above [...]

Historic Photos Of Brighton Beach Hotel Move

By Sean Egan on Jul 28, 2016 12:31 pm
Hotel Brighton hanging over the water before the pull. Courtesy of Brooklyn Historical Society.At the end of the 19th century, Brighton was a resort destination for the top hat-wearing, monocle-bearing upper class. Hotel Brighton, a three story victorian-style inn with 174 rooms, opened in 1878 and quickly became a beachside paradise for Brooklyn’s wealthy. A sun-kissed canopy led guests to the beach for sun bathing and swimming and [...]

Police Searching For Man Who Stole $4,000 From An Emmons Avenue Cafe

By ELIZABETH ELIZALDE on Jul 28, 2016 11:00 am
(Courtesy: NYPD)A man who crept into a Sheepshead Bay restaurant stole large amounts of cash and checkbooks then fled the scene early Tuesday morning, police said. Police said the suspect entered Masal Cafe and Lounge located at 1901 Emmons Ave. at about 4:30 a.m. from the rear door, and removed a cash register and safe, which contained a [...]

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