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Monday, October 31, 2016

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Portrait Of Women Strength, Raisa Chernina Keeps Humility And Home At Heart


By Sean Egan on Oct 31, 2016 03:38 pm
Photo via Raisa Chernina.You might know her from food drives around the holidays or from celebrating grandmothers and police officers with grandiose pageants and parties. Raisa Chernina came to the United States from Belarus in 1979 with no English skills and zero expectations, and quickly adopted this country as her new home. “I love America unconditionally,” said Chernina. ...

Stryker Court Residents Demand That Their Parking Returns To Normal


By Sean Egan on Oct 31, 2016 12:49 pm
Stryker Court before the parking was removed. Photo screenshot from Google Maps.The Department of Transportation (DOT) struck a chord with Stryker Court residents when they removed parking from one side of the Gravesend street. It happened three weeks ago in the dead of the night. Both sides of Stryker Court were alternate side parking for roughly 75 years, according to resident Ronald Sartini, but now one ...

Superstorm Sandy: Four Years Later


By Sarah Crean on Oct 31, 2016 12:18 pm
rp_sandy-mb_027.jpgFour years after Superstorm Sandy made landfall in our region, efforts to rebuild destroyed homes, businesses and infrastructure continue, as do preparations for more extreme weather. The October 29th storm caused the deaths of 43 New York City residents and created $19 billion in economic damage. Sandy had a particularly devastating impact on the Brooklyn-Queens ...

This Week’s Events: Chess, Karaoke, Happy Hour, Concerts, And More


By Sean Egan on Oct 31, 2016 10:28 am
Photo via Flickr/Maurits Verbiest.Here is our weekly roundup of events and goings on around the neighborhood this week. You can find a complete list in our events calendar. We also encourage everyone to add events to the calendar to help get the word out! Halloween Karaoke at Cats on the Bay When: Monday, October 31. 9pm-4am Where: Cats on the Bay, 2027 ...

ICYMI: This Week In The Bay


By Sean Egan on Oct 30, 2016 12:58 pm
Photo via Flickr/Adobe StockIt’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: First official notice sent out to city stores for controversial plastic bag bill. Illegally parked big ...

Local Poets Showcase: Zhanna Averbukh, And Leona Garber


By Sean Egan on Oct 29, 2016 03:41 pm
Photo via Flickr/Ian Ransley.This is our Local Poets Showcase, which will be featured here every Saturday morning. This week we have two amazing local poets: Zhanna Averbukh, and Leona Garber. Don’t look back. by Zhanna Averbukh Breathe in the scent of mown grass. Make body do an easy pace; The sun to sail your every motion To feel the ...

Brooklyn News Roundup: Gowanus Guck, Neighborhood Boundaries, Urban Photography, And More


By Sean Egan on Oct 29, 2016 03:14 pm
Photo via Flickr/Bruno Cordioli.We don’t expect you to keep up on all of the news throughout Brooklyn during the busy week. That’s why we round it the greatest hits up from our sister sites every Saturday morning for you! Enjoy: What are Bensonhurst’s real neighborhood boundaries? [Bensonhurst Bean] Cinema, medical horrors & Victorian cocktails come together in Downtown ...

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