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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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New York’s Primary Elections Are Tomorrow! Here’s What You Need To Know

By Donny Levit on Sep 12, 2016 05:00 pm
vote-here.jpgTuesday, September 13 is New York’s Primary Elections. Polls will be open from 6am – 9pm. Our coverage area has variation depending on exactly where you live. To get detailed information based on your exact address, visit Voter’s Edge New York and enter your address. Here are the races taking place in our the area. Many [...]

Eid Mubarak To All Our Muslim Neighbors!

By Carly Miller on Sep 12, 2016 03:00 pm
IMG_0621-702x527.jpgIf you live in southern Brooklyn, you probably saw many families strolling to prayers and parties this morning, dressed to the nines, observing Eid al-Adha (pronounced EED al-UHD-huh) — especially if you live near the Prospect Park Parade Grounds, where a beautiful, outdoor prayer ceremony rang out in all directions. Eid al-Adha, Arabic for the [...]

Sheepshead Community Gathered In Bill Brown Park For Heartfelt 9/11 Memorial Service

By Sean Egan on Sep 12, 2016 12:19 pm
Photo by Sean Egan/Sheepshead Bites.It was a night of music, joy, remembrance, and pride. The Sheepshead Bay community congregated in front of the 9/11 mural in Bill Brown Park, also known as Bedford Park, to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks that shook our city and our country. It started with the crowd singing the Star Spangled [...]

Two Ocean Avenue Houses To Be Demolished, Six-Story Residential Building To Replace Them

By Sean Egan on Sep 12, 2016 10:14 am
Photo via Google Maps.Two of the last remaining houses on Ocean Avenue between Avenue U and Avenue T will be biting the dust to make room for a six-story residential building. Permits for the demolition of the houses were filed in June, and permits for the building were filed this past week, according to Yimby. The permits for [...]

ICYMI: This Week In Sheepshead Bay

By Sean Egan on Sep 11, 2016 03:25 pm
Photo by Dmitri KalininIt’s been another eventful week in Sheepshead Bay, and we’ve consolidated all the news for your leisurely Sunday reading. Two pharmacies and a cigar shop are victims in string of robberies. Citing opioid crisis in southern Brooklyn, a local rep pushed for more resources. A rotting, and overturned boat was removed from Sheepshead Bay. On [...]

On The 15th Anniversary Of 9/11

By Sean Egan on Sep 11, 2016 10:00 am
september-11-memorial-702x489.jpgToday marks 15 years since the September 11, 2001 attacks. We’re thinking about the entire community who suffered unspeakable loss and express deep gratitude to the community who came together in the face of tremendous adversity. In addition to visiting the 9/11 Memorial site, the Wall of Remembrance in Coney Island, and pledging to do [...]

Puzzle: “You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes.” — Alan Watts

By Sean Egan on Sep 10, 2016 09:23 am
image1-2Photo by Ella Rabinovich

Weekly Brooklyn News Roundup: Big Lebowski, Nitehawk, Post Offices, Renegade Art, And More

By Sean Egan on Sep 10, 2016 08:43 am
Photo by Leon LipkovichAnother week has come and gone, and there’s a good chance you may have missed something. Catch up with what going on around Brooklyn with our news roundup. It was an eventful week. Jesus rises in Flatbush as John Turturro films Big Lebowski spin-off + 3 more film shoots this week. [Ditmas Park Corner] Pavilion [...]

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