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  1. Local Pols Blast Bag Fee Passed By City CouncilRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2016 | Sheepshead Bites

    The City Council on Thursday narrowly passed a controversial shopping bag fee aimed at curbing the use of disposable grocery bags in favor of reusable, environmentally-friendly materials. Proponents of the bill, which passed 28-20 , say it will rein in the ubiquitous use of shopping bags - that pile every year in landfills - and bring the New York in line with similar laws passed in cities like San Francisco and Washington D.C..

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  2. Apply Now For The 'NYC Born & Raised' College ScholarshipRead the original story

    May 5, 2016 | Sheepshead Bites

    Are you a native New Yorker who is currently college? A Brooklyn-born lawyer wants to pay it forward by launching a scholarship fund to benefit one hard working college student each year. Born in what today is called Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and raised in Manhattan, attorney Ivan Diamond graduated from the New York public school system, went on to Brooklyn Law School, and now has his own practice in the Bronx.

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  3. Developer Under Fire For Construction At Site Of 40-Story TowerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | Sheepshead Bites

    Neighbors are crying foul about construction taking place at the site of the 40-story tower to be built over the Trump Village Shopping Center - flagging the developer for working after-hours, violating lease terms, and possibly releasing dangerous chemicals buried beneath the property. Developer Cammeby's International was recently hit with a lawsuit seeking $75 million in damages from one of its commercial tenants, The Real Deal reports .

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  4. Cops Identify Body Found At Kingsborough As Ex-Con With Money WoesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | Sheepshead Bites

    Police identified the man found on the shore near Kingsborough Community College as a 28-year-old convicted felon with money troubles, the Daily News reports . Peter Martinez, who reportedly had been arrested 31 times and given a two-year prison sentence for identity theft, was found Monday morning with his feet sunk in cement-filled buckets and his body wrapped in a plastic bag.

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  5. The Bite: Could You Tackle This Monster Burger?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2016 | Sheepshead Bites

    THE BITE: Gluttons rejoice! There's a fearsomely beautiful burger in Brighton Beach that's guaranteed to stamp out the most ravenous appetite. The Juicy Lucy at Max Cafe , formerly Kebeer Draft Bar & Grill , is a glorious double-patty hamburger made with Angus prime beef.

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  6. Grammy Park: Live music experience in BrooklynRead the original story w/Photo

    May 3, 2016 | Sheepshead Bites

    Over the course of four days and six live concert performances, GRAMMYA award-winning and nominated artists will converge in Brooklyn, New York for GRAMMY Park a , the first GRAMMY-branded, multiday live music experience held May 5-8 . The concert series will be held at Brooklyn's historic Kings Theatre and The LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park.

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  7. New Ambulance Service To Provide Chinese Language Health Care And Jobs To BrooklynitesRead the original story

    May 3, 2016 | Sheepshead Bites

    Brooklyn's Chinese American community now has its own ambulance company - the first on the East Coast - to address a growing need for paramedics and emergency medical technicians who speak Chinese dialects such as Mandarin, Cantonese, and Toisanese. Launched in early April, the "historic" service is the brainchild of Dr. Gary Chen and Midwood Ambulance's Director of Hospital Services Alonzo Rapisarda II and features two ambulances, staffed by a combined 25 Chinese-American EMTs, paramedics, dispatchers, and administrators - some of whom grew up in the neighborhoods they now serve.

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  8. Bike The Branches This Saturday & Support The Brooklyn Public LibraryRead the original story

    May 3, 2016 | Sheepshead Bites

    Register now for Bike the Branches , a daylong bike ride through the Brooklyn Public Library's 60-branch system this Saturday. Last year's event drew nearly 1,000 riders and participants.

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  9. Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Flower Sale, Talent Show, Seining LessonsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2016 | Sheepshead Bites

    Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. If you need to pick up some Mother's Day flowers, considering stopping by the Gerritsen Beach Library this week.

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  10. Facebook Group Celebrates One Year Documenting Local HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | Sheepshead Bites

    Ever wondered what the name of that grocery store was on Avenue U? Or tried to figure out the point of the "stairway to nowhere" at the Neck Road station? Maybe you want to see what Kings Highway looked like when the area was mostly farmland? Those are stories K C van Sandt hoped to unearth when he founded Southern Brooklyn Scrapbook last year. The Facebook group celebrated its first birthday Tuesday.

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  11. Sheepshead Bay Weekend Apartment Rental RoundupRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | Sheepshead Bites

    Looking for a new place to call home? We've rounded up a bunch of intriguing Sheepshead Bay apartment listings - take a look at the details, and let us know what you think. Lots of luck in your search! 1BR at 1900 Quentin Road Price: $1,600 Size: One bedroom, one bathroom Details: Here's a roomy one-bedroom apartment with beautiful arched entryways that give a certain je ne sais quoi! The apartment also has four closets, so you'll never have to store your stuff in ugly plastic bins, and it's located a block away from the shops on Kings Highway.

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  12. Harris Pushes For Tax Credit Encouraging Homeowners To Pursue Green ProjectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | Sheepshead Bites

    Assemblywoman Pamela Harris has introduced a bill that would allow homeowners to reap the rewards of outfitting their homes with green infrastructure projects. Under the legislation, homeowners could claim a tax credit of up to $5,000 by adding measures to manage rainwater and promote sustainability.

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  13. Tomorrow Is The Last Day To Score A Job At Coney Island's AmphitheaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | Sheepshead Bites

    The New York City Economic Development Corporation announced there are more than 200 open positions at the Coney Island Amphitheater , which has an exciting lineup scheduled for this summer. "Not only will the Amphitheater at Coney Island bring arts, entertainment, and investment into the local economy - we're also making sure it's providing jobs for New Yorkers in the neighborhood," NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer said in a press release.

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  14. Treyger Invites Residents To Testify In Favor Of Landmarking Coney Island BoardwalkRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2016 | Sheepshead Bites

    City Councilman Mark Treyger is urging New Yorkers, and especially southern Brooklyn residents, to turn out at a City Council hearing next week and show their support for his resolution to landmark Coney Island's Riegelmann Boardwalk. Treyger has long advocated for the Landmarks Preservation Commission to grant the designation to the 93-year-old walkway in order to push back against the city's effort to rip up the wood planks and replace them with recycled materials and concrete.

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  15. Things To Do In Southern Brooklyn: Drive-In Movie, Cosmic Kick-Off Party, Bike LessonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | Sheepshead Bites

    The weather is heating up. And that means lots of fun activities in southern Brooklyn! Check out "The Wizard of Oz" at the drive-in movie night in Manhattan Beach Park.

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  16. Cops Rescue Autistic Teen From Water In Coney IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2016 | Sheepshead Bites

    Cops dove into the water in Coney Island Saturday to rescue an autistic teenager who ran out of a Gravesend high school, the Daily News reports . The 14-year-old had ducked out a back door at P.S. 721 around 2pm, police told the Daily News.

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  17. Cuomo Announces $8.5 Million Makeover Of Ocean ParkwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | Sheepshead Bites

    Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that work has begun on an $8.5 million project to improve safety and traffic flow on Ocean Parkway. "Creating a safer Ocean Parkway will benefit neighborhoods and families throughout Brooklyn - and ultimately help save lives," the governor said in a press release .

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  18. On Display Now: Tribute To Coney Island Signs At Brooklyn MuseumRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2016 | Sheepshead Bites

    Whether you are walking in and out of the galleries of Bushwick, perusing the graffiti art of storefront metal gates on Avenue U or stepping over thoughtful spray paint stencils on your local street corner, this borough's creativity is effused throughout its infrastructure. This often neglected urban art is reconsidered and given a more thoughtful home on the Brooklyn Museum's fifth floor with Stephen Powers: Coney Island is Still a Dreamland , on display now through August 21. For the past four months Powers has been setting up shop in the Iris and Gerald B. Cantor Gallery, a vast room with ceilings that reach to the sky.

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  19. Why Was The Ballot Short One Sanders Delegate In The 8th Congressional District?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | Sheepshead Bites

    Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has leveled a lot of criticism at the New York primary system after Tuesday's loss, but it appears his campaign lacked the organization to fill all the delegate slots on some of the ballots. Voters in the 8th Congressional District, which includes Coney Island, Brighton and Manhattan Beach, would have seen something peculiar when they turned out on election day.

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  20. On The Road Again! Willie Nelson To Visit Coney Island This SummerRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | Sheepshead Bites

    Tickets for the show, available on Ticketmaster , go on sale at 10am on Friday, April 22. The show will also include Aaron Lewis, frontman for the rock group Staind until it went on hiatus last year. The show will take place in the 5,000-seat amphitheater, located at West 21st Street and the Boardwalk, which is scheduled to open in time for Ziggy Marley's visit on June 25th.

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