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Thursday, August 18, 2016

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Photos From Tuesday’s Lightning Storm


By Sean Egan on Aug 18, 2016 04:58 pm
Photo courtesy of Audrey Sackstein.One of our readers, Audrey Sackstein, took some excellent photos the lightning storm that lit Brooklyn up on Tuesday over Sheepshead Bay. Check them out below:

Voorhies Tower Is ‘The Beginning Of The End’


By Sean Egan on Aug 18, 2016 03:51 pm
Local 79 Union rat at 1501 Voorhies Ave. Photo by Sean Egan/Sheepshead Bites  A big, brown, inflatable rat with a money bag shackled around its neck has set up shop outside of the AvalonBay construction site at 1501 Voorhies Ave. The rat, which has signs that say “AvalonBay doesn’t pay fair salaries,” and “AvalonBay be fair,” pasted to its torso, was put up by the Local 79 [...]

NYT Discovers Marine Park: Did The Grey Lady Get It Right?


By Rachel Silberstein on Aug 18, 2016 02:57 pm
Marine Park's historic Hendrick I. Lott House. Source: Lotthouse.orgBoasting a wide-open skyline, pretty, modest homes and the largest park in Brooklyn, we all know that Marine Park — the neighborhood — is seriously underrated. A New York Times profile this week sums up the southern Brooklyn nabe in its headline “Marine Park, Brooklyn: Block Parties, Bocce and Salt Air.” In its real estate section, “The Grey Lady” zooms in on [...]

Here’s Your Borough-Wide Event Listings For The 240th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Brooklyn


By Donny Levit on Aug 18, 2016 01:30 pm
delaware-regiment-702x466The Delaware Regiment at the Battle of Brooklyn, also called the Battle of Long Island. (Photo via Wikimedia) On August 27, 1776, British troops advanced towards Brooklyn Heights, where the American soldier encampment was located. For those familiar with the history of The Battle of Brooklyn (referred to at times as The Battle of Long [...]

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