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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sheepshead Bites


Police Arrest Assailant Who Shot At Teen Four Times In July

By Sean Egan on Aug 25, 2016 04:28 pm
Photo via NYPD.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 [...]

Parkour At Aviator Sports And Events Center – A Great Way To Keep Your Kids Active (Sponsored)

By Sheepshead Bites on Aug 25, 2016 04:01 pm
dsc09589Participation 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 equipment was purchased to provide students a better experience. The setup, which has over 25 parts and is entirely customizable, allows Aviator’s coaches alter [...]

Assembly Candidate Ramona Johnson Calls Facebook Administrator A “Slave Master”

By Sean Egan on Aug 25, 2016 02:20 pm
Ramona Johnson. Photo via Facebook/Ramona Johnson For State Assembly 41st District.Ramona Johnson, a Republican and Conservative Party candidate running for 41st Assembly District seat 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 [...]

Was Coney Island’s ‘Incubator Doctor’ Martin Couney A Fraud?

By Rachel Silberstein on Aug 25, 2016 12:57 pm
ConeyIslandCouneyMuch 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 [...]

Why Can’t We Get Bike Lanes Right?

By Sean Egan on Aug 25, 2016 10:00 am
Shore Boulevard, site of a proposed bike lane. Photo by George BurshteynBike 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 [...]

Morning Mug: “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.” — John Muir

By Sean Egan on Aug 25, 2016 09:30 am
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