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Monday, September 19, 2016

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Toy Gun Mistaken For Real Firearm At Nostrand Houses, Police Called

By Sean Egan on Sep 19, 2016 05:51 pm
Photo by Sean Egan/Sheepshead Bites.The police were called to the Nostrand Houses on this dark and rainy afternoon because a toy gun was mistaken for a real one. A reader of ours reached out about a possible shooting, but when we arrived at the scene, the police were finishing up and said it was merely a toy gun. No arrests were [...]

Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn This Week:

By Sean Egan on Sep 19, 2016 05:00 pm
Photo by Ryan Vaarsi.Stay busy this week with this list of things to do in southern Brooklyn throughout the week leading into the glorious weekend. Who needs the weekend to have fun? Apply For Citizenship: NYCitizenship Free Legal Help When: Tuesday, September 20, 10am-6pm Where: Sheepshead Bay Library, 2636 E.14th St What: Meet with a lawyer one-on-one to talk about citizenship issues. Make [...]

Come On, Fuhgeddaboudit! If You Don’t Believe It’s Now In The Oxford English Dictionary

By Donny Levit on Sep 19, 2016 03:00 pm
leaving-brooklyn-702x395.jpgWhen the Oxford University Dictionary (O.E.D.) published their ‘F’ and ‘G’ words in 1900, they most likely never expected a favorite Brooklyn colloquialism to join the esteemed ranks. But a lot has changed in 116 years. Last Monday, the O.E.D. released a new list of words they have added to their comprehensive English language dictionary [...]

Police Looking For Woman Who Stole Bag From T.J. Maxx Dressing Room

By Sean Egan on Sep 19, 2016 02:00 pm
Photo via NYPD.Police are asking for the public’s assistance in reprehending a woman who stole a backpack containing an iPhone, wallet, ID, bank cards, two books, a bible and a journal from a dressing room in the T.J. Maxx at 1630 E 15 St. The incident took place on August 11, at around 8:45pm. The victim, an [...]

Take A Ride On The Carousel In Prospect Park (Sponsored)

By Sheepshead Bites on Sep 19, 2016 01:04 pm
rs6176_20150614_12-49-15lpr-1This century-old Brooklyn treasure is the perfect fall weather birthday party destinationLocated in Prospect Park’s Children’s Corner, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of its most treasured and beloved family destinations, and the perfect location for children’s birthday parties this fall. A Historic Treasure The Prospect Park Carousel was built in 1912 by one of [...]

Two New Apartment Buildings Coming To E 15 Street, Replacing A Two-Story House

By Sean Egan on Sep 19, 2016 12:00 pm
Photo via Google Maps.Applications have been filed by the Brooklyn-based real estate company, TNE Buildings, to build two three-story apartment buildings at 2416-2418 E 15th St, in Sheepshead Bay., according to New York YIMBY. The buildings will measure at 3,388 square feet each.The apartments will be laid out across a full floor, and half of another, and should [...]

Woman Kept Son’s Dead Body In House For Years

By Sean Egan on Sep 19, 2016 10:00 am
Photo via Google Maps.A man’s remains were found last week inside of his mother’s home in Midwood, according to police. A relative found the body, or what was left of it, at 2111 Avenue N on Thursday, September 15, at around 1:30pm while getting belongings for the mother, who had fallen and been hospitalized, according to a report [...]

Morning Mug: “We Have More Possibilities Available In Each Moment Than We Realize.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

By Sean Egan on Sep 19, 2016 08:32 am
Photo by Lenny Markh.Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send it to Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.

ICYMI: This Week In The Bay

By Sean Egan on Sep 18, 2016 09:00 am
Photo by See-ming Lee.It’s been another eventful week in Sheepshead Bay, and the surrounding neighborhoods. If you were too busy to keep up on all of the news, then we have you covered with this roundup of all the goings-on around town: Two Ocean Avenue houses to be demolished, six-story residential building to take their place. Sheepshead community [...]

Brooklyn News Roundup: Nude Shakespeare, Chaotic Community Boards, Zombie Lots, Red Hot Chili Peppers, And More

By Sean Egan on Sep 17, 2016 09:00 am
Photo by Aaron Williamson.It’s been another exciting week in Brooklyn. If you weren’t paying close attention, you could have easily missed some of it. Luckily for you, we have rounded up all the best news from our sister sites for your weekend reading convenience. Police called to scene of Community Board 6 meeting after chaos erupts over Citi [...]

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