Author Ned Berke

Announcements Ned Berke

More than seven years after launching Sheepshead Bites, it’s with profound gratitude, excitement and sadness that today I announce I’m handing over the reins and will be leaving my post at Corner Media Group. To call this moment bittersweet would be an understatement. I created this site in May 2008 as little more than a hobby. That became…

Arts & Music Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club (Photo by Elise Feinstein)

While many bemoan the loss of fishing boats and bait-and-tackle shops along Emmons Avenue, three boating clubs on the strip have maintained the area’s waterfront traditions for as long as 140 years. Behind their tall fences are bustling communities of boat owners and water lovers. Unlike the yacht club of popular lore, these aren’t stuffy, exclusive…

News Sammy Mill and the Congregation (Source; On Stage at Kingsborough)

While we’re still waiting (and waiting, and waiting) for an announcement on Coney Island’s Seaside Summer Concert Series, that other great free music series in Southern Brooklyn will soon be underway. Kicking off July 4, the annual Hot Summer Nights series produced by On Stage at Kingsborough (2001 Oriental Boulevard) will bring swing, ragtime, hot jazz…

News Schraeder (l) and Petlakh (r) Source: Social media accounts, via Forward

The assault charges against Shawn Schraeder, who is accused of punching Kings Bay YM-YWHA Executive Director Leonard Petlakh in the face during a confrontation in front of the Barclay’s Center, have been upgraded as a hate crime. Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson presented evidence to a grand jury on Thursday, resulting in the upgraded charges.…

Police & Fire The deli at Mermaid Avenue and West 24th Street, where the man was shot. (Source: Google Maps)

A man was shot in the eye in Coney Island yesterday around noon, leaving him in critical condition. The 23-year-old victim was shot once, striking him in the eye in the broad daylight attack on Mermaid Avenue and West 24th Street, in front of a bodega, News 12 reports. He was taken to Coney Island…

News State Senator John Sampson (File photo)

After a four month delay, the trial of State Senator John Sampson kicked off today with the jury selection process. Sampson faces charges related to an alleged embezzlement scheme in which prosecutors say he misused funds entrusted to him as a lawyer in foreclosure proceedings to fund a failed political campaign. Though he has escaped…

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