Author Ned Berke

Police & Fire 3549 Nostrand Avenue, part of the Sheepshead-Nostrand Houses, where the shooting occurred. (Source: Google Maps)
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A man was hospitalized after being shot in front of the NYCHA’s Sheepshead-Nostrand Houses on Nostrand Avenue on Saturday, and the gunman remains free, police said. An unidentified 33-year old-man was shot in the courtyard of 3549 Nostrand Avenue, part of the Sheepshead Bay Houses, at approximately 9:30pm. He was transported to Lutheran Medical Center with…

Business snowimage
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If you passed by Snowimage at 1214 Kings Highway recently, you’d think it was closing down. Who could blame you? There’s a big “STORE CLOSING” sign, and another “For Rent” sign below it. In reality, it looks like it will continue to be a clothing and accessory store, just under new management and a different…

News & Features Photo by Ned Berke
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A proposed ban on booze cruises in Sheepshead Bay gained a Senate sponsor in Albany, while critics of the local industry fight back against allegations that the ban is fueled by racial tensions. Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz introduced a bill on February 20 prohibiting boats that throw late-night, alcohol-fueled parties from docking at Sheepshead Bay’s piers, operated by the New…

Business Source: Commercial Acquisitions
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VIVA Department Store at 1644 Sheepshead Bay Road doesn’t just slash prices, now it’s slashing square-footage. The business is putting half of its 7,000 square foot storefront on the rental market as it looks to shrink its footprint. VIVA sells everything from the sort of fare you’d find in a 99-cent store, to discount furniture,…

News & Features Source: Nick Ares/Flickr
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The son-in-law of indicted former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Marcello Trebitsch, of Midwood, was arrested yesterday morning and charged with running a Ponzi scheme. Trebitsch, 37, allegedly swindled approximately $7 million from multiple clients over five years, promising investors annual returns up to 16 percent. Instead, he pocketed some money, used some to repay early investors,…

Police & Fire reward-flier
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Information leading to the arrest and indictment of the man believed to be behind eight area home burglaries in two and a half weeks is now worth as much $2,000 to cops. Crime Stoppers issued a wanted flier for the perp, touting the reward and citing just one of the eight incidents he is believed…

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It looks like “organic” is the business trend of the season, as a second organic-minded store is popping up a few doors down from an organic kitchenette that we revealed last week. Signs went up over the weekend for Portokali, an organic gourmet market at 1509 Sheepshead Bay Road. The business will replace the short-lived 7-Eleven that never reopened…

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