By Alex Ellefson on Jul 20, 2016 02:23 pm The topography of Sheepshead Bay â€” like almost every other New York neighborhood â€” is rapidly changing.Â What was once a sleepy fishing villageÂ characterized by low-slung bungalows and seaside diners is being overtakenÂ 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 [...]
By Sheepshead Bites on Jul 20, 2016 01:05 pm 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. â€œItâ€™s a very bad idea,â€ [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jul 20, 2016 12:41 pm 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. [...]
By Rachel Silberstein on Jul 20, 2016 10:18 am 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 [...]
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By Alex Ellefson on Jul 19, 2016 07:32 pm Crime is down in almost every major felony in Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct â€” 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 [...]