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16 The Commute: State And City DOT Are A Bad Joke

THE COMMUTE: Confusing signage near where the Belt Parkway separates from the Gowanus Expressway has been misleading commuters for months — sending baffled Belt-bound drivers over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. However, because the left lane switches to a high-occupancy vehicle lane during the…

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Coney Island Man Gets 25 To Life For Shooting Close Friend

A 25-year-old Coney Island man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for fatally shooting his good friend in 2013 because he believed the victim was romantically involved with his sister, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced today. Johnny Velez-Garriga, 25, was convicted on June 18 on one count of second-degree murder and…

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This Weekend’s Sheepshead Bay Open House Picks

We’ve rounded up some of the more interesting Sheepshead Bay (and surrounding areas) open house listings for this weekend. Any thoughts on these places? 2838 Coyle Street List Price: $449,000, homeowners association (HOA) fee, $150/month Size: Two bedrooms, three bathrooms Details: Located just off trendy Emmons Avenue and a stone’s throw from the Sheepshead Bay waterfront, this…

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The Bite: A Branzini To Savor At Istanbul Restaurant

THE BITE: A delicious meal must be eaten — every last bit. And the char-grilled Branzini at Istanbul Restaurant will have you picking through the bones to search for every little bite of buttery flesh. There a few things more eye-catching than seeing a whole-cooked fish carried through a restaurant. And that’s how Istanbul presents the Branzini,…

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How Awful Will Next Year Be For Fluke Fishermen?

Unless regulators provide a less abrupt alternative, the amount of fluke caught by commercial and sport fishermen could be nearly cut in half by next year — a sudden drop that might seriously wound the charter fishing fleet in Sheepshead Bay. Captain Anthony DiLernia, one of New York’s representatives in the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, said lower-than-expected fluke…