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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sheepshead Bites


Sheepshead Bay Yearned For Development A Century Ago

By Sean Egan on Sep 15, 2016 05:07 pm
Screenshot from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives.Would you believe that Sheepshead Bay residents used to exert a significant amount of their effort in pushing for wealthy real estate developers to invest in the neighborhood? Well it’s true, according to a Brooklyn Daily Eagle issue from March 7, 1909.  “[Sheepshead Bay], the former fishing village, and known all over the world as [...]

17 Apple-Picking Farms Within A Two-Hour Drive Of Brooklyn

By Carly Miller on Sep 15, 2016 04:09 pm
Screen-Shot-2016-09-15-at-3.52.35-PM.pngWhat better way to celebrate the beginning of fall than to get out of the city and enjoy New York’s state fruit right from the tree? We’ve rounded up 17 apple orchards within a two-hour drive of Brooklyn (barring any traffic, of course) for you to enjoy this fall — great for a romantic date, [...]

Fairway Coming To Bergen Beach, New Development May Be Close Behind

By Sean Egan on Sep 15, 2016 11:49 am
Photo via Google Maps.The anticipated arrival of the Fairway supermarket, which recently came out of bankruptcy, in Bergen Beach has put the quiet neighborhood in the eyes of other popular businesses and developers, according to a report by Crain’s New York. Fairway will open in the Georgetown Shopping Center by the end of the year, and will replace [...]

Permits Filed For Six-Story Apartment Building In Gravesend By Controversial Scarano Realty

By Sean Egan on Sep 15, 2016 10:07 am
Photo via Google Maps.The strip of Avenue U between McDonald Avenue and West Street is set to get its tallest building yet, according to applications filed with the Department of Buildings on Tuesday. The controversial, Brooklyn-based developer Scarano Realty is seeking a permit to construct a six-story building at 326 Avenue U in Gravesend, Yimby first reported. The [...]

Morning Mug: “Let Your Soul Stand Cool And Composed Before A Million Universes.” — Walt Whitman

By Sean Egan on Sep 15, 2016 09:20 am
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