Author Ned Berke

Education scott-farkus

The schoolyard bully is one of the greatest themes of the American coming-of-age story. So is overcoming them, and the further you go back in American storytelling, the more likely that involved a slug to the mouth. But, hey, this is the 21st Century and we’re civilized now, so we fight our battles with…

News & Features Source: Joe Gratz / Flickr

Tatyana Gabinskaya, a local doctor, was sentenced on Friday to one year and one day in prison for her role in a massive $279 million no-fault auto insurance fraud scheme that has already seen 31 other defendants convicted. According to investigators, Gabinskaya, 60, was a central figure of the scheme, saying she was the owner and operator of…

News & Features Larry David in his Shellbank Junior High School yearbook. (Source: 60 Minutes)

We wrote last month that Sheepshead Bay native Larry David was back in New York City, and that we hoped he’d take a trip back to the neighborhood. Our readers quickly pointed out that he stopped by his old apartment just the day before. Turns out that he came with cameras, and the visit was…

Events sbpb-civc

The Sheepshead Bay – Plumb Beach Civic Association will meet tomorrow, March 3, at 7:45pm at Waterford on the Bay (2900 Bragg Street). The group will discuss the recent news surrounding Cherry Hill Gourmet Market, the Loehmann’s Seaport Plaza expansion, and an update on the Superstorm Sandy recovery, alongside reports from elected officials and local…

Events PS 195. Source: Google Maps

The Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association will meet on Monday, and plans to discuss “new” zoning issues with special guest Harold Weinberg, an architect and MBNA member. The group meets March 2 at 7:30pm, at PS 195 (131 Irwin Street). For additional information, call (917) 747-5863.

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