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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Sheepshead Bites


New York State No Longer Recognizes Ocean Ave Footbridge As Fishing Spot

By Sean Egan on Nov 15, 2016 04:30 pm
Photo by Jenelle BuccheriWe’re coming closer to a consensus on the issue of fishing on the Ocean Avenue footbridge. We reported a couple of weeks ago that there was confusion regarding the rules against fishing on the bridge. The City’s Department of Transportation (DOT) specifically prohibits the activity, although their sign is unclear — people thought it meant ...

Can Declining Voter Turnout In Brooklyn Be Reversed?

By Sarah Crean on Nov 15, 2016 03:12 pm
Screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-1.16.46-PM-1.pngAs discussion of the historic 2016 presidential election continues, one statistic especially worries democracy advocates — declining voter turnout across Brooklyn and the state. Voter turnout in Brooklyn has dropped steadily since 2008, with 53.9 percent of the borough’s active voters casting a ballot in 2016, reports the NY Public Interest Research Group. This matches ...

How Did Zagat Do In Southern Brooklyn?

By Hannah Frishberg on Nov 15, 2016 12:31 pm
Untitled-1-4.jpgRenowned foodie guide Zagat has released their 2017 edition, and it lists 26 noteworthy restaurants in southern Brooklyn. This is the number of restaurants listed in the print guide and searchable on the website, mind you. No southern Brooklyn restaurants actually ranked in the elite guide’s best of list. While Zagat’s gets props for accurately ...

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

By Sean Egan on Nov 15, 2016 10:20 am
Photo via Flickr/Jocelyn Kinghorn.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: Weeknights. 5pm-7pm Where: Werkstatt, 509 Coney Island Ave. What: Parents, bring your kids ...

Morning Mug: “There Are Nights When The Wolves Are Silent And Only The Moon Howls.” — George Carlin

By Sean Egan on Nov 15, 2016 09:54 am
Supermoon photo by Mike G.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.

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