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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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Dollar Van Hit-And-Run Sparks Marine Parker’s Call For Enforcement


By Sean Egan on Aug 22, 2016 05:15 pm
Angel and Samantha Sagardia were victims of a dollar van hit-and-run last week. Photo courtesy of Facebook.Last Thursday, Marine Park residents gathered outside the home of Angel Sagardia to honor him after he and his wife, Samantha, were the victims of a hit-and-run at the hands of a “dollar van,” a sometimes unlicensed livery service that shuttles people up and down Flatbush Avenue, killing him and leaving his wife in critical [...]

26th Annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Competition Brought Sea Creatures To Shore


By Sean Egan on Aug 22, 2016 03:08 pm
"Creature Of The Black Lagoon." Photo courtesy of Facebook.Is it truly summer if you haven’t built a sand castle on the beach? Coney Island’s 26th annual sand sculpting competition took the classic beach activity to a new level on Saturday. Professional sand sculptors and amateurs came out to show their artistic abilities with just sand and water. The prize was $250 for the [...]

Former Basketball Star Sentenced 15 Years For Sheepshead Bay Shooting


By Sean Egan on Aug 22, 2016 02:02 pm
Davontay Grace. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office.Former Thomas Jefferson High School basketball star, Davontay Grace, was sentenced to 15 years in prison today for the shooting of his former friend and basketball rival in Sheepshead Bay, Dexter Hopkins, according to Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson. Grace, 24, shot Hopkins, also 24, in the chest during a conversation in a courtyard on [...]

Folk-Punk From Three Different Countries At Coney Island Last Weekend


By Sean Egan on Aug 22, 2016 01:18 pm
Dave King of Flogging Molly. Photo courtesy of Facebook/Flogging Molly.amazing @FloggingMolly show tonight in ConeyIsland! Hope u’re well Bridget! Thx Bob for the Guinness toss at the end pic.twitter.com/xqY0Tyz1Py — Sean Patrick Murphy (@seanmurphy2012) August 20, 2016 Each country across the world has musical roots that go back generations. The typical term for these traditional tunes is folk music. Last weekend at the Ford [...]

Plumb Beach – Sheepshead Bay’s Rough Diamond


By Michelle Inciarrano on Aug 22, 2016 11:09 am
Abandoned boat amidst the other beach debris.If you’re a South Brooklynite, chances are you’ve passed that beach right at the end of Emmons Avenue.  Perhaps you’ve driven by as you enter the Belt Parkway, or biked that path on your way to Fort Tilden.  It’s usually unpopulated and easily overlooked. Plumb Beach has long been Sheepshead Bay’s source of contention.  In [...]

ICYMI: Last Week In Sheepshead Bay


By Sean Egan on Aug 21, 2016 09:00 am
Photo via tatianarestaurantny.Here is a round-up of this past week’s news, in case you missed it. You can catch up over Sunday morning coffee: Three wanted in Brighton Beach break-in [Video] Pedestrian dies in dollar van hit-and-run near King’s Plaza Pollution in the bay continues to cause concern Anti-semetic, homophobic note left on windshield in Coney Island: [...]

Round-up Of News From Around Brooklyn


By Sean Egan on Aug 20, 2016 09:00 am
Photo via tatianarestaurantny.      There’s lots of news around Brooklyn for you to catch up on this weekend: Bomb threat in Sunset Park investigated as possible hate crime, police say. [Sunset Park Voice] Would-be mugger puts gun to head of off-duty cop on 6th Avenue; Instead gets shot by cop’s cousin. [Park Slope Stoop] Samui brings [...]

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