By Sean Egan on Aug 25, 2016 04:28 pm Police have arrested and charged a suspect in the shooting of a 16-year-old boy that happened exactly a month ago, on July 25. Joseph Ackwood, 20, shot at the victim four times at around 4pm outside of 2964 Avenue X in Sheepshead Bay, hitting him twice in the leg and buttocks. Ackwood then fled on [...]
By Sheepshead Bites on Aug 25, 2016 04:01 pm Participation in parkour at Aviator Sports and Events Center has skyrocketed, likely due to the surging popularity of American Ninja Warrior and gymnastics in general. In Feburary of this year, new modular equipmentÂ was purchased to provide students a better experience. The setup, which has over 25 parts and is entirely customizable, allows Aviatorâ€™s coaches alter [...]
By Sean Egan on Aug 25, 2016 02:20 pm Ramona Johnson, a Republican and Conservative Party candidate running for 41st Assembly District seatÂ against the 36-year incumbent, Helene Weinstein, has ruffled feathers in the closed Facebook group, “Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn,” with her campaigning tactics, and claims of discrimination. In addition, Johnson threatened to defame Sheepshead Bites for it’s reporting on the confrontation. Johnson was posting [...]
By Rachel Silberstein on Aug 25, 2016 12:57 pm Much ink has been spilled about Dr. Martin Couney, the famed — or infamous — incubator doctor, the medical pioneer who saved thousands of premature babies through his Coney Island side show exhibit, at a time when mainstream hospitals were slow to adopt the “newfangled “incubator technology. The baby exhibit at Coney Island’s New York [...]
By Sean Egan on Aug 25, 2016 10:00 am Bike lanes are a hot-button issue in South Brooklyn these days, and we just don’t seem to be getting them right. We wrote about how the city reversed its decision on exactly where the bike lane should be on E 38th Street in Marine Park, and this seems to have inspired a renewed push from [...]
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