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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

Local Residents Impacted by Voltage Reduction Amid Hot Weather

By Matt Tracy on Aug 16, 2016 03:56 pm
IMG_7190Local residents are enjoying a return to normalcy after Sheepshead Bay and select other neighborhoods around New York City were affected by reduced voltage during a blisteringly hot weekend in the Big Apple. Con Edison announced over the weekend that it was reducing voltage by five percent as a precaution and warned residents in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten [...]

Numerous Elected Officials Support Treyger’s Bid For District Leader Seat

By Rachel Silberstein on Aug 16, 2016 02:58 pm
City Councilman Mark Treyger joined with Coney Island residents to demand the city purchase the former F.E.G.S. building. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Today, a group of 21 elected officials from all levels of government threw their support behind Councilman Mark Treyger in his campaign for the open Democratic district leader position in Assembly District 46. Treyger’s endorsements includes Public Advocate Tish James, Comptroller Scott Stringer, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Congressmen Jerrold Nadler and Hakeem Jeffries [...]

Anti-Semitic, Homophobic Note Left On Windshield In Coney Island: “I Behead & Jinx Them All”

By Rachel Silberstein on Aug 16, 2016 01:32 pm
A antisemitic note was left on a windshield in the Trump Village parking lot. (Photo via Google Maps)A family returning to their car parked in the Trump Village parking lot in Coney Island Saturday found an unnerving surprise on their windshield. A letter making antisemitic and homophobic statements was left on the vehicle at 2875 West 8th Street, sometime between Friday, August 12 at 3pm and Saturday at 10am, police have confirmed. [...]

Pollution In The Bay Continues To Cause Concern

By Sean Egan on Aug 16, 2016 12:43 pm
Littered corner of Sheepshead Bay Pier near the Holocaust Memorial Park. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Mokrousova.Last week, a Sheepshead Bites reader, Elizabeth Mokrousova, reached out to us with her concern about the garbage-filled waters with shocking photographs taken at the edge of the pier. The photos show empty Ajax bottles, Fabuloso laundry detergent, and large styrofoam boxes among the piles of trash. “The pollution in that water has been consistent [...]

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