Photo by Randy Contello / RandyCPhotography
A year-and-a-half and a hurricane after opening, Luv My Vision Optique has closed down its 1702 Sheepshead Bay Road storefront.
The Brighton Beach storefront remains open.
Thanks to Rovshan and our friends at Arbuz for tipping us off to this.
From 12:45 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday, there are no Q trains between Stillwell Av and Brighton Beach. Q service operates between 57 St-7 Av and Brighton Beach. Free shuttle buses operate between Stillwell Av and Brighton Beach, stopping at West 8 St and Ocean Pkwy.
From 12:45 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday, there are no F trains between Stillwell Av and Avenue X. F service operates between 179 St and Avenue X. Free shuttle buses operate between Stillwell Av and Avenue X, stopping at West 8 St and Neptune Av.
CPR Cell Phone Repair celebrated its soft opening yesterday at 1732 Sheepshead Bay Road.
It’s the second Brooklyn location for the franchise, which repairs cell phones, tablets and other electronics, and also sells accessories.
One cool thing to note is that if you’ve got old cell phones you want to get rid of, they have recycling bins inside to do so responsibly.
The business replaces the long-lived Bay Sports, which closed up shop after Superstorm Sandy.
Glad to see a new business on Sheepshead Bay Road. Best of luck!
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.
The Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association (MBNA) invites the public to attend its next meeting this Monday, December 9 at 8:00 p.m. inside Public School 195, 131 Irwin Street.
Mark Entin, CPA, will discuss The Affordable Health Care Act. He will touch upon such issues as: How does the new Affordable Health Care Act affect your family or business? Will you be paying higher taxes or penalties in 2013? Are you aware of the all the new Insurance Mandates?
Also: The MBNA Community Service Award will be presented to City Councilman-elect Chaim Deutsch.
Refreshments will be served.
To learn more, call (917) 747-5863.
Photo by Dave Janicki
Beginning this Sunday, December 8, the MTA will deploy members of its Eagle Team, the unit dedicated to identifying and fining fare evaders, along the newly launched Nostrand Avenue B44 SBS line.
The new buses launched on November 17 featuring off-board fare collection, meaning riders pay at a curbside machine before the bus arrives. When they board the bus, there is no requirement to display your receipt, but inspectors will do occasional spot checks to provide enforcement. If you cannot provide your receipt, you will be subject to a $100 summons which must be paid within 90 days.
If you do receive a summon, you can still appeal by following directions on the MTA’s Transit Adjudication Bureau website.
Our thanks to Councilman Jumaane Williams and Community Board 15 Chairperson Theresa Scavo for keeping us posted on this.
John Hockenjos successfully won his freedom after fighting a false arrest in 2011, but he remains mired in a legal battle that threatens to see his property turned over to what he says is an unscrupulous developer. This month, a Queens-based state senator joined the battle, saying Hockenjos is another in a long line of victims of malfeasance and incompetence at the Department of Buildings.
Hockenjos and his wife, Irina, have been fighting with their East 23rd Street neighbors Elen and Argo Paumere since June 2009, when the Paumeres purchased the home next to them with plans for an ambitious overhaul. According to the Hockenjoses, red flags flew fast when they were approached to sign documents turning over a two-foot easement to their new neighbor.
They didn’t sign, and that triggered an all-out war between property owners, according to the Hockenjoses, which includes allegations of physical violence, corruption and even involvement in the false arrest. It has also cost them their jobs, their health, and more than $150,000 in legal fees, they say.
“We’re jobless. We’re money-less. Our health was destroyed tremendously. We lost our reputation,” Irina Hockenjos told Sheepshead Bites. “[The neighbors say] we’re criminals in all kind of ways. We’ve sued them in civil court because they’ve said we’re insane, and that John is a Russian mobster and he walks naked in the street.”
Telling Tips is a series of articles from local experts to help you save money, make better decisions and plan for a better future.
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