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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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Army Corps Heed Cymbrowitz’s Call, Extends Public Comment Period


By Sean Egan on Nov 16, 2016 05:00 pm
Photo by George BurshteynAssemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz’s letter to the Army Corps of Engineers proved to be fruitful. The deadline to comment on the Army Corps storm resiliency plan for our shores has been extended to December 2, according to Cymbrowitz’s office. The new deadline fell sort of the one Cymbrowitz originally suggested — December 31, be he is ...

Firefighters Angry Over Ban On Political Paraphernalia


By Sean Egan on Nov 16, 2016 04:40 pm
Photo via Google Maps.The FDNY has ruffled the feathers on some firefighters by banning political paraphernalia from the firehouses and trucks after the Madison Engine 276 displayed a Donald Trump mask on the front of a truck. A memo sent out across the department asked firefighters to “remain out of the political scene and out of the political field.” ...

“Full Force of Law” Will Be Used To Address Spike In Hate Crimes, Say Brooklyn DA & Gov


By Sean Egan on Nov 16, 2016 02:42 pm
cuomo.jpgIn the wake of a reported spike in hate crimes after last week’s presidential election, local officials are taking action. As first reported by the New York Daily News, the State’s Division of Human Rights has launched a toll-free hotline for New Yorkers who wish to report bias or discrimination. The hotline is open Monday ...

Zero Neighborhood Input For Gerritsen Avenue Vision Zero Project, Residents Complain


By Sean Egan on Nov 16, 2016 12:21 pm
Photo via NYC DOT.Major changes have started to come to fruition on Gerritsen Avenue, and a lot of residents are surprised. The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Vision Zero plan for the Avenue was news to most folks when they saw they’re bus stop no longer there, and the installation of a new bike lane. We reported over the ...

Dining Review: Arbuz Cafe And The Rock N’ Roll Crepes


By Sean Egan on Nov 16, 2016 10:41 am
Photo by Sean Egan/Sheepshead Bites.For my breakfast this morning, I decided to try Arbuz Cafe at 1706 Sheepshead Bay Rd. The first thing I noticed was the teal paneled walls, and the thought of a frozen yogurt shop came to mind. They do have frozen yogurt and gelato that can come with an array of candy toppings, but I ...

Morning Mug: “We Cannot Defend Freedom Abroad By Deserting It At Home.” — Edward R. Murrow


By Sean Egan on Nov 16, 2016 09:56 am
Photo by Patti Pappagallo.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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