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From our roving photographer:

Grimaldi’s 1-Mile Swim from Stillwell Avenue in Coney Island to Coney Island Avenue in Brighton Beach.

Lucky catch when I went for my early bike ride on the Boardwalk.

Indeedily doodily!

Photo by Allan Shweky

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A reader who may or may not want their name published requested that I please share, if any existed, a photo from a drone facing Manhattan Beach. Who am I to disappoint?

Photo by Albert Dashevsky (a.k.a. Albert718)

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This, from the managing editor of Corner Media. I feel an Air Supply tune coming on: Even The Mugs Are Better!

(Full disclosure: I had no idea until I searched for the video on YouTube at 11:30 last night, that it was actually filmed in Coney Island — sweet.)

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.

The trailer for Bill Murray’s new flick, St. Vincent, was released last week and it’s chock full of shots of Marine Park.

Scenes for the movie were filmed across the neighborhood throughout most of the summer last year, especially around Batchelder Street, Avenue S, Avenue T, Avenue U, East 26th Street and East 27th Street (where they even set up a fake MTA bus stop). A lot of the film was also shot inside a local home, which they “fixed up” to look rundown.

Directed by Brooklyn-native Theodore Melfi, St. Vincent is about a grumpy old Marine Park man, played by Murray, and his relationship with recently divorced neighbor (Melissa McCarthy) and her young son (Jaeden Lieberher), to whom he plays reluctant mentor and role model. It also stars Naomi Watts and Chris O’Dowd. It’s due out in October, and is apparently already garnering Murray some award-season buzz.

Murray proved the consummate celebrity while in the neighborhood, graciously taking photos with fans and mingling with the natives.

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Reader Janine Sav with Murray in front of Good Shepherd Catholic Church.

After one of the shoots, he wandered over to a neighbor’s home on East 16th Street, admired the house, and hung out with them on the porch.

Bill Murray hanging out with some Avenue U fans (Photo courtesy of Dominick Arabia)

Bill Murray (center, back row) hanging out with some Avenue U fans (Photo courtesy of Dominick Arabia)

Watch the preview above and see how many neighborhood spots you can identify!

Shot over by West 33rd Street and Bayview Avenue. It has been my experience that no two sunsets are exactly alike.

Photo by Johanna G. Sherman (no relation to Yours Truly)

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 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.

We had quite the dramatic storm yesterday, chock full of sudden downpours, dramatic clouds and a hell of a thunder and lightning show.

Local videographer Bona Weiss filmed in time-lapse the menacing clouds as they rolled over his apartment, not far from Avenue Z and Ocean Avenue.

Pretty cool video, though we wish some of that lightning could have made a cameo. But cool nonetheless.

Jeremy Davis & The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra

Jeremy Davis & The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra

John Beasley. Click to enlarge

John Beasley. Click to enlarge

On Stage at Kingsborough once again presents its “Hot Summer Nights” concert series, taking place every Saturday night in July. The concerts, which start at 8:00 p.m., are held at Kingsborough’s outdoor bandshell, in the shadow of the lighthouse, and steps from the sea wall (offering a delightful breeze in the face of generally blazing July temps). And good news, music lovers: No reservations are necessary. The concert schedule will be as follows:

July 5: Jeremy Davis & The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, The Great American Swagger. Celebrate Independence Day with this Big Band tribute to America and great American music.

July 12: Grammy-Nominee John Beasley’s MONK’estra. Catch MONK’estra, a 16-piece big modern jazz band that captures the spirit of Thelonious Monk’s unique quirkiness and offbeat accents.

Swingadelic

Swingadelic

July 19: Carole J. Bufford In Speak Easy Featuring Grammy Award-Winners Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks. This nightlife award-winning show features critically-acclaimed cabaret singer Carole J. Bufford and the Grammy Award-winning Jazz Age band from “Boardwalk Empire.” Come on back to a time when love was for sale but liquor was not.

July 26: Swingadelic, With Guest Vocalist Gina Fox. Known as New York City’s greatest “little big band,” Swingadelic delivers the traditional Big Band and Great American Songbook music of Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack in swingin’ style!

Kingsborough Community College is located at 2001 Oriental Boulevard. You can find On Stage at Kingsborough on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter (@OnStageAtKCC). To learn more, call (718) 368-5596 (Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or check out www.OnStageAtKingsborough.org.

Shot near Coney Island Hospital. As the official curator of this Morning Mug business, it pleases me to no end that I get to drop not-so-obscure musical references to my favorite rock group of all time.

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 Richard Resnick

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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