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A contestant at the June competition.

Get ready! Get set! Get gluttonous!

Sheepshead Bay’s staple deli, Jimmy’s Famous Heros (1786 Sheepshead Bay Road), is looking for competitors for a sandwich eating contest to take place this Sunday at the Sheepshead Summer Stroll.

Owner Victor Spadaro said he was looking to crown a new chow champ after a four-way tie broke out earlier this year during the first Summer Stroll.

And there will be cash prizes. The person who crams the most sandwiches into his or her ravenous maw in just a few short minutes will win $100 cash. Second place will take home $50, while third place will get $25.

There are 20 seats to fill at the contest this weekend, and it’s open to men and women aged 21 and up. There is no entry fee and water and sandwiches will be provided by Jimmy’s.

The competition was one of the banner events at the first Sheepshead Summer Stroll in June, and it’s looking to be even larger this time around with a dedicated stage. The Stroll will see Sheepshead Bay Road packed with games, giveaways, live entertainment and food from local restaurants on Sunday, September 7, from noon to 5 p.m. The event takes place from Emmons Avenue to East 15th Street, turning the entire walk from the subway to the water into an action-packed pedestrian mall.

To register as a contestant in Sunday’s eating competition, call the store during business hours at (718) 648-8001. The registration deadline is Friday, September 5.

Photo by Dennis Beatley

Photo by Dennis Beatley

To my great delight, I discovered this snippet of metadata that accompanied the image:

Mute Swan photographed in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York. The bay has a large nesting colony of these regal waterfowl.

Very cutting edge, that.

Photo by Dennis Beatley

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send them to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

Puzzle: Jack Is Whack


 
What can I say? I am headline-istically-challenged.

Shot beneath the train station in 2006.

Photo by Erica Sherman

daffodils
We’re only just on the brink of fall, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about next spring! And if you’re anything like us, one of the best indications that winter’s over is the appearance of daffodils all over the neighborhood, from tree pits to community gardens. Want to help make that happen? It’s easy, and it’s free!

New Yorkers for Parks’ Daffodil Project, which was founded in 2001 as a living memorial to those lost on September 11, is still going strong. Last year volunteers around the city planted about 450,000 daffodil bulbs, and they’re hoping to top that number this year.

Registration for bulbs for the 2014 Daffodil Project is now open, and will end at 5pm on Wednesday, September 3. Pretty much anyone can sign up — bulbs are free to civic organizations, individuals, corporate volunteer groups, schools, and community leaders who commit to planting them in parks or public spaces like schoolyards, street tree pits, and community gardens.

There are pick-up locations around the city in September and October. So get to it, and thanks in advance for helping to make our neighborhood more beautiful!

Photo by Dmitri Kalinin

Photo by Dmitri Kalinin

The photo says it all.

Shot at the Marine Park Nature Center. Possibly my favorite Morning Mug photo ever.

Photo by Dmitri Kalinin

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send them to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

Photo by Max Bolotov / ACMB Photography

You can check out some more little planet photography here.

Photo by Max Bolotov / ACMB Photography

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send them to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

Photo by Laine L.

Shot on East 13th Street and Avenue U. She looks as though rubbing his beard gives her a sense of calm introspection. Maybe I should go there and try it myself.

Photo by Laine L.

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send them to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

Photo by Dmitri Kalinin

Photo by Dmitri Kalinin

Photo by Dmitri Kalinin

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send them to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

 
Safe travels this weekend, everyone!

Photo by Jeff Horelick

Photo by Gabriel Gelman

Photo by Gabriel Gelman

*Someone’s* a little too happy that the weekend is here.

Photo by Gabriel Gelman (on Instagram: @Gx2NY)

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send them to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

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