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Editor’s note (August 18, 2014): This Morning Mug photo was deleted after we learned that the submitter was not the photographer or the copyright holder. Sheepshead Bites reminds our readers that we take copyright very seriously, and will never intentionally publish content that we do not have the rights or permission to publish. When submitting Morning Mugs, please only send photos that you have taken or those for which you have the right to grant permission. Thank you, and we apologize for the confusion this may have caused.

It’s a bird. Specifically, it’s a hawk recently spotted in Marine Park.

Photo by Robin Sherman-Epstein

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 George Burshteyn

Come on, peoples — read the boilerplate below and send in some more photos for Morning Mug and the puzzle.

Photo by George Burshteyn

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 Ella Kitay

I know, I know… it’s a stretch.

Photo by Ella Kitay

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 Ruth Gottesman

Ah, if only it were so…

From the photographer:

I saw this on E 23rd St and thought we all could use a little peace and love.

Photo by Ruth Gottesman

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.

supermoon

C’mon, it was either “out of this world” or “stellar.” Maybe “cosmic”? Whatever spacey word choice you prefer, it’s awesome.

Local photographer Jeff Newman captured this photo of last night’s supermoon, assisted by Kim Patrick Clow, who submitted it to us. Supermoons occur when the moon, while full, swings closest to Earth in its orbit, and Sunday’s was the brightest and closest to earth in 20 years. While it’s set to happen again on September 9, yesterday’s was the biggest and brightest it will appear for another two decades.

To get the photo, Newman set up his tripod and camera on the small, triangular greenspace on East 13th Street and Avenue Z. They pointed the camera east, towards the moon’s rise.

For the photo wonks out there, this was shot using a Nikon D810 at 300 mm, ISO 100, shutter speed of 1/125 and an aperature at f/5.6.

Did anybody else get some snazzy shots of the supermoon? Send them over to editor@sheepsheadbites.com.

Photo by Gabriel Gelman

Well, color me impressed.

Photo by Gabriel Gelman

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.

 
Wishing everyone a mahvelous weekend!

Photo by George Burshteyn

Photo by Erica Sherman

I shot this with a point and shoot in 2008 on Sheepshead Bay Road. It was a bridal shop across from Astoria Federal (clearly visible in the reflection), I believe at 1702 Sheepshead Bay Road, where Luv My Vision used to be. It’s honestly difficult to keep track of all the stores that come and go on Sheepshead Bay Road these days. All I know is, I miss Morris Discount, Jacob’s Army Navy, the H&S Hebrew National Deli, Wiesen’s and Eddie Eisenberg, an institution unto himself.

Photo by Erica Sherman

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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The Sheepshead Bay community came together with police from the 61nd Precinct Tuesday to celebrate National Night Out Against Crime.

NYPD precincts in all five boroughs celebrated the event, a symbolic gathering initiated 31 years ago to show neighbors reclaiming their streets from violence and crime. New York City’s police force is joined by more than 15,000 communities across all 50 states.

Check out the photos from the event.

Photo by Mary Bakija

Not that I’m complaining, see.

Photo by Mary Bakija

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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