Author Ned Berke

Business Photo by Lisa Willner
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It was back in November that Sheepshead Bay lost 5-year-old independent gym Challenge Fitness, and now the storefront has been gobbled up by Amazing Discount, a bargain basement store. Amazing Discount opened at 2209 Avenue X late last month, selling the usual assortment of made-in-wherever housewares, toys, supplies, et cetera. Remains of the Challenge sign can…

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After 23 years in the neighborhood, Eleseevsky Gastronom at 2969 Ocean Avenue is becoming Mimino International Food. Eleseevsky Gastronom opened in 1992, serving Eastern European goods alongside freshly butchered meats. The all-Russian signs came down a couple of weeks ago, and we spotted the new one shortly after. The windows are tinted, but renovation work…

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Just a month after CPR Cell Phone Repair closed its doors for good, the space is now leased to Precise Brows, a salon specializing in eyebrow threading. A “coming soon” sign is now hanging at the 1732 Sheepshead Bay Road storefront, and there’s a small flyer on the gates saying they’re hiring hair dressers, nail…

Business Little Angel Children's Boutique at 1605 Avenue Z
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Children’s clothing and accessory store Little Angel is expanding, taking over the neighboring storefront. The business has been at 1605 Avenue Z for five years, ever since they moved off Sheepshead Bay Road in 2010, where they operated under the name “Socks & More…”. Apparently, business has been good, because they’ve now taken over Art-3…

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EXCLUSIVE: The Ocean Avenue footbridge connecting Sheepshead Bay to Manhattan Beach will be shuttered for 2.5 months, as contractors work to eradicate a shipworm infestation and protect against future damage. The Department of Transportation found the presence of marine borers eating away the timber pilings supporting the Ocean Avenue footbridge, as well as eight other structures across Brooklyn and Manhattan. The DOT…

News & Features The are affected by today's outage.
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Update (11:54am): Con Edison informed Sheepshead Bites that all power has been restored. Original post: More than 800 households near the Marine Park – Sheepshead Bay border are currently without power, as Con Edison investigates the cause and works to make repairs. A transformer in the affected area blew at approximately 9:25am, according to a spokesperson. Approximately 825…

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