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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

What Ever Happened To The Brooklyn Graphic? Former Reporters Recall Bensonhurst’s Weekly Paper


By Hannah Frishberg on Oct 20, 2016 05:15 pm
unnamed-1-1.jpgIn a different age of news media and Brooklyn, there was the original incarnation of The Brooklyn Graphic. Old timers will remember the newspaper for its hyper-local southern Brooklyn beat, and for being Bensonhurst’s only weekly paper. “Serving Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, Gravesend, Coney Island and Borough Park” read the paper’s slogan. “The Brooklyn Graphic was ...

Jamaica Bay Getting Cleaner And Fresher — The All Natural Way


By Sean Egan on Oct 20, 2016 03:54 pm
Photo via Flickr/NYC Water.Jamaica Bay used to be blanketed with oysters. This was long before all the dredging, pollution, and erosion caused them to become functionally extinct. Oysters are an essential tool in establishing a healthy and diverse marine ecosystem. They naturally filter algae out of the water, which allows for more sunlight. More sunlight leads to more sea ...

Man Climbed Fence Behind William E. Grady High School And Fell To His Death This Morning


By Sean Egan on Oct 20, 2016 12:01 pm
Screenshot from Google Maps.A 20-year-old man perished this morning after climbing and falling off of a fence behind William E. Grady High School in Brighton Beach. The incident occurred this morning near Brighton 4th St and Brighton 4th Road at around 7:45am, according to police. A witness told the cops that they watched the man as he climbed ...

Build It Back Meeting At Coney Island Hospital Tonight


By Sean Egan on Oct 20, 2016 10:52 am
A home in Seagate after Sandy.There is an extremely important meeting happening tonight at Coney Island Hospital regarding the Build it Back recovery program. The meeting will be held from 7pm-9pm in the auditorium of the Coney Island Hospital at 2601 Ocean Pkwy. Build it Back and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be discussing an amendment ...

Morning Mug: “If You Don’t Know Where You Are Going, You Might Wind Up Someplace Else.” — Yogi Berra


By Sean Egan on Oct 20, 2016 10:26 am
Photo from neighbor/name unknown.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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