Author Ned Berke

Arts & Culture cool-snowman
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Sure, any snowman is literally cooler than you are by simple virtue of being made of actual frozen stuff, compared to your warm, squishy self. But this one is actually cooler than you are. Like, he hangs out in parking lots in the shadow of the dirty, grimey el. He wears sunglasses at night. He sits…

News & Features Source: NYPD's 70th Precinct, via Twitter
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It was a whodunnit of proportions usually seen on Saturday morning children’s cartoons. A crime was in progress, but the suspect had left the scene. How will they find him? Oh, the criminal mastermind left footprints in the snow. That’s what happened yesterday, allowing officers from the NYPD’s 70th Precinct and the Flatbush Shomrim to…

Arts & Culture Photo by Ned Berke
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Winter Storm Juno may not have been the snowfall of historic proportions as predicted, but it still dumped a good bit of the white stuff on Sheepshead Bay and all over New York City. Fortunately for local photographers, it was still easy enough to get around on foot, which meant a beautiful blanket of powdery snow to traipse…

Police & Fire Shenique Leslie (Source: NYPD)
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A 16-year-old girl disappeared from her Coney Island residence over the weekend, sparking a search for the teen by friends, family and authorities. Cops are asking neighbors to be on the lookout for Shenique Leslie, last seen at her 2007 Surf Avenue apartment building on Saturday afternoon. The girl went missing at approximately 2:30pm. Leslie, pictured…

News & Features Source: mikey k/flickr
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A badly decomposed body was found floating in a Marine Park marina on Sunday morning and was pulled ashore near Floyd Bennett Field. A fisherman found the fully-clothed man floating face up at Gateway Marina (3260 Flatbush Avenue) at 8:47am, according to authorities. First responders pulled the body from the water and EMS pronounced him…

Business LA Diva at 1621 Jerome Avenue
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Women’s clothing store La Diva Boutique is now closed. The business, located at 1621 Jerome Avenue, shuttered in recent weeks and a “For Rent” sign was slapped onto the window. It’s not clear how long the business has been around for, or why it closed. La Diva is not to be confused with Gift Diva, a business…

Police & Fire Photo By Erica Sherman
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Edward R. Murrow High School at 1600 Avenue L in Midwood has been under a full lock down since approximately 12:30pm after at least one unauthorized person gained entry to the building, Sheepshead Bites has learned. [Update (2:49pm): The lock down has been lifted.] Teachers were ordered to shelter in their classrooms, locking the doors and…

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