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Monday, December 12, 2016

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Locals Want Coney Island Creek To Be Designated A Superfund Site

By Sean Egan on Dec 12, 2016 05:52 pm
IMG_1192.jpgIf locals get their way, the notoriously polluted Coney Island Creek just might become Brooklyn’s third Superfund Site. (Currently, the Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek are the only Superfund Sites in the borough.) At a Community Board 13 meeting on November 30, members unanimously voted to request Albany make the Creek a State Superfund site, ...

Community Petitions To Make Avenue P Safer After Child Was Hit By A Car

By Sean Egan on Dec 12, 2016 04:00 pm
Photo via Flickr.On the morning of Friday, December 9, at around 8:30am, a nine-year-old boy was hit by a car after two vehicles collided and one jumped the curb on the corner of Avenue P and Ryder Street. The boy was in stable condition but neighbors are still up in arms about this dangerous intersection. A petition that ...

Five-Year-Old Author Ariana Jalia Has Book Signing In Manhattan Beach

By Sean Egan on Dec 12, 2016 02:00 pm
Ariana holding her two books, Mommy B and Me and AJ's Birthday Surprise. Photo by Sean Egan/Sheepshead Bites.She’s eloquent, personable, creative, and far more mature than some adults I know. She’s only five-years-old and, according to her website, America’s youngest published author. Ariana Jalia held a book signing on Sunday at Toy Max, 104 West End Ave, for her two children’s books, Mommy B and Me and AJ’s Birthday Surprise, which are both ...

This Week’s Events: Drinks, Games, Crafts, And More

By Sean Egan on Dec 12, 2016 11:45 am
Photo via Flickr/GoodhughHere 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 to ...

Struggling To Pay Your Heating Bill? Help Is Available

By Sarah Crean on Dec 12, 2016 09:39 am
snowy-street.pngAs colder temperatures descend on our area, reliable heat is absolutely essential. Paying for heat is a serious concern for many working families, senior citizens, and others living on fixed incomes. Fuel costs can break a budget, especially during a long winter. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), which is federally funded, provides relief to ...

Morning Mug: “Patriotism Is Supporting Your Country All The Time, And Your Government When It Deserves It.” — Mark Twain

By Sean Egan on Dec 12, 2016 09:16 am
Photo by Katia Nunes.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.

ICYMI: This Week In The Bay

By Sean Egan on Dec 11, 2016 04:35 pm
Photo via Flickr/Martijn Van ExelIt’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: No more ‘no turns!’ Brooklynites rally against Ocean Parkway changes. Be Proud Foundation salutes those in ...

Brooklyn News Roundup: L&B Indictment, Stop & Frisk Forum, Nargis Goes Hipster, And More

By Sean Egan on Dec 10, 2016 09:30 am
Photo via Flickr/Alan LightWe don’t expect you to keep up on all of the news throughout Brooklyn during the busy week. That’s why we round up the greatest hits from our sister sites every Saturday morning for you! Enjoy: Long Island man indicted for murder of L&B Spumoni Gardens owner, being held without bail [Bensonhurst Bean] “Respect goes ...

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