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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Local Donors Are Leaning Towards Donald Trump In Our Neighborhoods


By Hannah Frishberg on Oct 18, 2016 03:51 pm
Screen-Shot-2016-10-18-at-3.09.15-PM.pngWith just 20 days to go before the election, New York-based data-driven real estate startup RentHop has mapped out Brooklyn’s share of donors for presidential nominees Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by zip-code, and Southwest Brooklyn is by far the borough’s biggest Trump fan zone. Using data from the Federal Election Commission, RentHop discovered that ...

Calling All Local Writers: Would You Like To Have Your Work Of Fiction Or Poetry Published On The Bites?


By Sean Egan on Oct 18, 2016 03:19 pm
Photo via Flickr/Fredrik Rubensson.Sheepshead Bites will begin showcasing works of fiction and poetry from local writers on the weekends. If you’re a writer and want to see your work published, here is the chance! We will be publishing short stories no longer that 2,000 words, so don’t send your latest novel transcript, and poems can be as short ...

Man Who Murdered His Mother And Hid Her In Rego Park Went To Abraham Lincoln High School In Brighton Beach


By Sean Egan on Oct 18, 2016 12:29 pm
rp_police-tape-source-mikey-k-flickr.jpgLyubov Gorbunova, 58, was murdered by her son, Roman, 21, on September 27. Two days later, he used Uber to transport his mother’s body, packed in a body bag and garbage can, to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Ten days later, on Saturday, October 8, her body was found, according to police. The two came to the US ...

New Cafe In Town With A New Restaurant On The Way


By Sean Egan on Oct 18, 2016 10:36 am
Photo by Sean Egan/Sheepshead Bites.Stolle Bakery & Cafe just opened up on Brighton Beach Avenue. The store is Stolle’s fifth New York location; there are two in Manhattan, one in Long Island City, and another in downtown Brooklyn. The Brighton Beach location is more in line with the cafe’s Russian roots. Stolle originally opened in St. Petersburg, Russia in ...

Morning Mug: “Every Moment Of Light And Dark Is A Miracle.” — Walt Whitman


By Sean Egan on Oct 18, 2016 09:33 am
Photo by Maria Spencer.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 photos@sheepsheadbites.com. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.

Check Out The Latest ‘Worst Landlord Watchlist’ From Public Advocate Letitia James


By Sean Egan on Oct 17, 2016 05:00 pm
Worst buildings in southern Brooklyn. Screenshot from Google Maps.Public Advocate Letitia James released the latest interactive map of the 100 worst landlords in New York City and 20 worst buildings, based on data from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Department of Buildings (DOB). The Watchlist, started by then-Public Advocate Bill de Blasio in 2010 and updated quarterly, is ...

Everyone Was A Winner At The 15th Annual Your Highness Grandmother Pageant


By Sean Egan on Oct 17, 2016 02:54 pm
Photo by Sean Egan/Sheepshead Bites.Grandmothers were the cause of celebration on Sunday at the National restaurant and catering hall in Brighton Beach. The talented ladies brought history, whimsy, song, and dance to the stage, and glee to the members of the audience. “I never thought we’d live to see the 15th anniversary,” said Raisa Chernina, president and founder of the ...

Despite Widespread Belief Of Helplessness, There Are Resources For Victims Of Domestic Violence


By Sean Egan on Oct 17, 2016 12:34 pm
Photo via anonymous tipster in domestic violence incident in which charges were not pressed.Last week a reader reached out to us with an incredibly sad story of domestic violence involving their neighbor. The photos that came along with the narrative showed a carnage for which this reporter cannot go into detail because the victim did not press charges. This is an issue not only for the media who cannot fully ...

Three Break-ins On Brighton Beach Avenue In Past Month, Police Seeking Public’s Assistance


By Sean Egan on Oct 17, 2016 10:19 am
Screenshot from video from DCPI.Two suspects have broken into three Brighton Beach Avenue storefronts this past month but only walked away from one with anything to show for it, according to police. They started off this break-in spree on Sunday, September 18, around 7pm with the clothing store at 241 Brighton Beach Avenue. They broke the security gate and stole ...

Morning Mug: “You Can’t Cross The Sea Merely By Standing And Staring At The Water.” — Rabindranath Tagore


By Sean Egan on Oct 17, 2016 09:05 am
Photo by Michael Goldstein.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 photos@sheepsheadbites.com. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.

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