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Friday, July 22, 2016

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Sheepshead Bay’s Skyline Has Changed Forever


By Alex Ellefson on Jul 20, 2016 02:23 pm
The 28-story residential tower, located at 1501 Voorhies Avenue, rises above the Sheepshead Bay subway platform. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)The topography of Sheepshead Bay — like almost every other New York neighborhood — is rapidly changing. What was once a sleepy fishing village characterized by low-slung bungalows and seaside diners is being overtaken by medical offices and luxury condos. Yet rarely, if ever, has one building so completely altered the neighborhood’s skyline, or symbolized the community’s rampaging [...]

Neighbors Worry Kings Highway Target Is A Death Knell For Small Businesses


By Sheepshead Bites on Jul 20, 2016 01:05 pm
(Photo: Mike Mozart / Flickr)By Megan McGibney Earlier this month, it was announced that the superstore chain Target will be coming to Kings Highway. This is the latest national chain establishment to come to this thoroughfare, following TJ Maxx, Starbucks and Chipolte. Although, some are excited about the popular store, not everyone is pleased. “It’s a very bad idea,” [...]

Submit Your Ideas For The Coney’s Cones Flavor Creation Contest


By Alex Ellefson on Jul 20, 2016 12:41 pm
Gelato at Coney's Cones.Looking to make your mark in Coney Island? How about creating you own signature gelato flavor? Coney’s Cones, located at 1023 Boardwalk West, near Luna Park, is accepting submissions from the public for a new addition to their 24 flavors of hand-crafted gelato. This is the second year the gelato shop has held the contest. [...]

Harris Wins Endorsements From Working Families Party & 1199SEIU


By Rachel Silberstein on Jul 20, 2016 10:18 am
Assemblywoman Pamela Harris. (Photo: Pamela Harris State Assembly 46th District / Facebook)For a second time, Assemblywoman Pamela Harris has won the endorsements of the Working Families Part y(WFP) and 1199 United Healthcare Workers East (1199SEIU) — one of the largest healthcare union in the nation — this time in her bid for re-election. The WFP says it endorses candidates, like Harris, who advocate on behalf of [...]

Morning Mug: “Service To Others Is The Rent You Pay For Your Room Here On Earth.” — Muhammad Ali


By Alex Ellefson on Jul 20, 2016 07:00 am
Photo by George BurshteynMorning 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.

Sheepshead Bay Station House Has Sixth Greatest Crime Decrease In The City


By Alex Ellefson on Jul 19, 2016 07:32 pm
Officer Craig Roth (left) receiving the Cop of the Month award from Captain Winston Faison. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Crime is down in almost every major felony in Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct — putting the local station house on track to once again close out the year among the city’s highest performing commands. The number of reported felonies in the 61st Precinct fell by 17.3 percent compared to the year before, according to the [...]

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