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Monday, July 18, 2016

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4 Strange Things About Pam Harris’ 2016 Campaign Finance Filings


By Rachel Silberstein on Jul 18, 2016 04:05 pm
Assemblywoman Pamela Harris speaking with reporters at Kaiser Park. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Assemblywoman Pamela Harris — who has been under fire all last week for the blurred line between her campaign and the non-profit she founded, Coney Island Generation Gap (CIGG) — may have a bit more explaining to do after campaign contributions and expenditures for the first half of 2016 were posted to the New York [...]

Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Star Wars, Free Concerts & More


By Alex Ellefson on Jul 18, 2016 03:14 pm
MCU Park.Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week! Don’t miss the new Star Wars movie on the beach in Coney Island. There are also free concerts, baseball games and more! Send us your own event listing by posting it for free on our new event calendar, or using our classifieds site, EverythingBK. Flicks on the [...]

47-Year-Old Woman Punched, Robbed While Walking Home, Cops Say


By Alex Ellefson on Jul 18, 2016 01:18 pm
2020-16 61 Pct Robbery 7-4-16 (3)Police are searching for a mugger who allegedly attacked and robbed a 47-year-old woman walking home from a bodega on July 4. The suspect trailed his victim down Avenue S after she left a store on Coney Island Avenue around 10:30pm, according to the NYPD. When the woman reached East 12th Street, the robber punched [...]

Drunk Driver Kills Teen Cyclist In Gerritsen Beach, Police Say


By Alex Ellefson on Jul 18, 2016 10:51 am
An FDNY ambulance.A teenage bicyclist was killed Sunday night during a head-on collision with a drunk driver in Gerritsen Beach, police say. Sean Ryan, 17, was riding his bicycle north in the median on Gerritsen Avenue around 9pm when a white Honda Accord traveling in the opposite direction drifted out of its lane and struck him, according [...]

Morning Mug: “There Are No Strangers Here; Only Friends You Haven’t Yet.” — William Butler Yeats


By Alex Ellefson on Jul 18, 2016 07:00 am
Photo by Bella 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.

Weekend Reading: Brooklyn Stories You May Have Missed


By Carly Miller on Jul 16, 2016 12:59 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. Del Rio Diner says farewell after 40 years in business. [Bensonhurst Bean] Teens trash “divisive” pro-Trump sign hanging in Dyker Beach [...]

Mayor Names A Day In Honor Of Voorhies Mosque Opening


By Alex Ellefson on Jul 15, 2016 08:24 pm
Board of Standards and Appeals Chairwoman Margery Perlmutter delivering the Mayor's proclamation. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)In recognition of the obstacles overcome to build their mosque, Mayor Bill de Blasio named a day in honor of Thursday’s opening ceremony for the Muslim American Society’s new house of worship in Sheepshead Bay. “During the development of the center, there was a lot of community pushback and you have had to deal with [...]

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