Shot at Stop and Shop.
Photo by Gennady Favel
Shot at Stop and Shop.
Photo by Gennady Favel
After a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of our favorite recent stories from our site and our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend:
Locals are barking mad over a DOH ban on dogs at the bar The Gate, and have started a petition. [Park Slope Stoop]
Oh, F train, why are you always so crazy? [KensingtonBK]
Metal bar Lucky 13 Saloon has moved to Gowanus. [South Slope News]
The ultimate soundtrack to NYC. [Brokelyn]
Looking for a new place to call home? Sheepshead Bites has got you covered. Our rental roundup showcases some of the deals on the market now. If you know of a great place available for rent or are a broker representing a property you want included, contact nberke [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.
One Bedroom in Gravesend
Location: East 3rd Street
Description: This apartment is a pretty basic place with a not so basic price. The rooms seem to get a moderately healthy amount of sunlight. But who’s really concerned with that as the dark, winter months approaches?
Contact: William Oliphant, Hillel Realty Group, (347) 314-0138
Two Bedrooms in Sheepshead Bay
Location: Homecrest Avenue
Description: The appliances are being replaced. Floors are being re-sealed. Moves are being made for this “great big place, and little price.”
Contact:Chris Shiamili, Ardor Real Estate, (212) 588-3000
Three Bedrooms in Midwood
Location: 1535 East 14th Street between Avenue O and Avenue P
Description: Due to how “gorgeous” and “brand new” this place is, it’s rarely available. I’m not sure if the realtor is describing an apartment or a potential date.
Contact: Morgan Rose Realty, (212) 213-0013
Two Bedrooms and a Fitness Room in Brighton Beach
Location: 1120 Banner Avenue
Description: Here you’ll find a fitness room and a beach nearby. Hopefully they aren’t referring to the beach as a fitness room. The windows are floor to ceiling length, giving the place a luxurious feel.
Contact: Irina Fibbio, Fillmore Realty, (718) 858-4700
If you know of a great place available for rent or are a broker representing a property you want included, contact nberke [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.
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From 11:45pm Friday to 5am Monday, Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the A from Jay St-MetroTech to W 4 St.
Neighbors, community leaders and faith leaders gathered on the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy to honor the lives lost in the storm, and from the service came pleas for unity, patience and action from several speakers.
The annual “Light up the shore” event sees communities along the northeast coast light candles along the shoreline, a regional vigil for those affected by the storm. About 70 people turned out to the local event at the Knights of Columbus – Baron DeKalb (3000 Emmons Avenue) for the event, organized by Bay Improvement Group.
CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We summarize the week’s statistics for the 61st Precinct reports every Friday. The 61st Precinct is the police command responsible for Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Kings Highway, Homecrest, Madison, Manhattan Beach, and Gerritsen Beach.
Trick or treat. Smell my feet. Give me something good to eat. Just leave the poisoned candy and razor-blade apples in the pantry.
This Halloween, as all Halloweens, we should take extra precautions to be safe. While it’s the biggest, bestest holiday for the kiddos, it’s also open season for creeps, pervs, thieves and vandals. Here are a few tips we’ve cobbled together to ensure you have a safe and happy Halloween.
If you feel that you are in any kind of danger, look for houses of worship, stores or places of business where you can go in case of an emergency, and where you can access help and information. Try not to be alone at any time.
As usual, one more: if you’re the parent of a teenager in Gerritsen Beach, lock up the hammers and potatoes this year.
Photo by David Aranov
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This Sunday, November 2 is the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon–and whether you’re planning to go out and cheer or steer clear of race-related traffic concerns altogether, there’s an extensive list of street closures you might want to get to know. Via the NYPD:
Beginning at midnight on Sunday, November 2, the upper level of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic. At approximately 7 a.m. rolling street closures will commence along the route in preparation for the marathon… Street closures and parking restrictions are expected to cause traffic delays. The use of public transportation is highly recommended.
Below are the Brooklyn roads being affected by closures (see full five borough list here):
Police also note the security measures for this year’s event for both runners and spectators, including how to make the day easier on yourself:
Prior to taking their starting positions on Staten Island, runners will be screened and their bags inspected. The New York Road Runners has provided the participants with clear bags to expedite this process. Individuals who require event credentials and special access to secure areas, such as organizers, volunteers and other personnel, have been pre-screened in addition to the physical screening they will receive on Sunday.
Along the course, bags and backpacks may be subject to search. Bag checks and magnetometer screenings will be conducted in the area of the finish line. Spectators can help expedite, if not alleviate some of the security process, by leaving backpacks at home.
If you’re running in this year’s event, good luck!
Photo via TSC New York City Marathon
Another year, another two talented beauties crowned Your Highness Grandmother.
The 12th year of the event took place October 19 at National Restaurant, where Roza Mordukhayeva, 80, was crowned Queen Grandmother and Galina Basova, 68, won the Grandmother title for the younger batch of beauts.
Murdokhayeva was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She worked as a nurse for more than 45 years, and adores children. Dancing and singing are her true passion, and Murdokhayeva has performed in the pageant, organized by the Be Proud Foundation, multiple times. She has four grandchildren, and one great grandson.
The other lovely lady, Basova, is from Russia. She’s seen her family grow tremendously stateside, and is now the proud grandmother of five. She studied communications at the institute of Leningrad, and has just one hobby: travel.
The event celebrates the lives of grandmothers across Southern Brooklyn. It’s a good-natured competition, based on dancing, singing, talents, costume design and more. It’s judged by a panel of those who love grandmothers best: grandfathers.
Congratulations to Basova and Mordukhayeva!