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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Sheepshead Bites

City Heat Laws Have Gone Into Effect — Tenants Urged To Know Their Rights

By Sean Egan on Oct 03, 2016 05:00 pm
pss_rowhouses_bw.jpgAnother sign of Fall — the City’s 2016-2017 “heat season” began on Saturday and continues through May 31, 2017. Mayor de Blasio and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been issued a statement today reminding residential building owners of their “legal obligation” to provide tenants with hot water year-round, and heat when [...]

This Week’s Events: Happy Hour, Ladies Night, Karaoke, And More

By Sean Egan on Oct 03, 2016 03:00 pm
Photo via Flickr/Paul VanDerWerf.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! Parent’s Happy Hour When: Monday, October 3. 5pm-7pm Where: Werkstatt, 509 Coney Island Ave. What: Parents, bring [...]

Assemblyman Cymbrowitz Is Getting Sued By His Elderly Upstairs Neighbors

By Sean Egan on Oct 03, 2016 02:04 pm
Photo via Facebook/Steven Cymbrowitz.Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz’s neighbors are suing him in small-claims court because recent renovations to his Brighton Beach apartment filled their home with dust when they were recovering from serious cardiological tests, according to a report by the New York Post. Anatoliy, 82, and Ninel Rubinovich, 80, live above Cymbrowitz and both had a serious cardiological exam [...]

Police Release Videos And Photos Of Credit Card Thieves

By Sean Egan on Oct 03, 2016 12:00 pm
Photos via NYPDPolice are looking for suspects in two separate credit and debit card thefts. They released video footage and photographs of the suspects, and are asking for the public’s assistance in apprehending these thieves. Police released surveillance footage and photographs of a man and a woman who broke into another woman’s car and stole a credit [...]

Wishing Our Readers Shanah Tovah, A Good And Sweet New Year

By Donny Levit on Oct 03, 2016 10:00 am
rosh-hashanah-702x628.jpgJewish communities began their celebration of Rosh Hashanah at sundown last night. The holiday continues for two days, through sundown on Tuesday, October 4. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, and this will be year 5777 in the Jewish calendar. A greeting for the holiday is “Shanah Tovah,” which translates to “[have a]good year.” [...]

Morning Mug: “Courage Is Resistance To Fear, Mastery Of Fear, Not Absence Of Fear.” — Mark Twain

By Sean Egan on Oct 03, 2016 09:26 am
Photo by Kathy KalayciMorning 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 Oct 02, 2016 09:30 am
Photo via Facebook/Southern Brooklyn Scrapbook.The weekend is coming to a close. Where did the week go? Catch up on what happened this week with out roundup of Sheepshead Bay (and surrounding neighborhoods) news: Seven-story apartment building to replace two-story house in Sheepshead Bay. Emmons Avenue office building sold for millions. Southern Brooklyn has a new hockey team. Person arrested [...]

Brooklyn News Roundup: Underground Railroad, Nellie Bly, Patti Smith, Solar Panels, And More

By Sean Egan on Oct 01, 2016 09:30 am
Photo via Flickr/MTAWe don’t expect you to keep up on all of the news throughout Brooklyn during the week. That’s why we round it all up from our sister sites every Saturday morning for you! Enjoy: Exploring the history of the Underground Railroad in four local sites. [Fort Greene Focus] Remembering Nellie Bly, Bensonhurst’s ever-evolving kiddie theme [...]

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