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There are no subway service adjustments scheduled at this time.


From 11:15pm Friday to 5am Monday, Coney Island-bound F trains are rerouted via the M from Roosevelt Av to 47-50 Sts.

From 11:45pm Friday to 5am Monday, Coney Island-bound F trains skip Sutphin Blvd, Van Wyck Blvd, and 75 Av.

From 12:01am Saturday to 5am Monday, Jamaica-bound F trains run local in Queens.


Police have released more details of the September 17 hit-and-run we reported on Tuesday, revealing that the victims were a 2-year-old boy and a 70-year-old woman.

According to cops, the two pedestrians were hit while at a bus stop. The car, a blue Infiniti SUV with unknown plates, blasted through a red light at Nostrand Avenue and Kings Highway at approximately 4:15pm. The driver struck them and fled the scene.

The victims were taken to Kings County Hospital, where they were listed in stable condition.

Cops have also pulled surveillance video of the intersection, which appears to show the vehicle making a turn onto Kings Highway at a high speed and leaving the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

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CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We summarize the week’s statistics for the 61st Precinct reports every Friday. The 61st Precinct is the police command responsible for Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Kings Highway, Homecrest, Madison, Manhattan Beach, and Gerritsen Beach.

Photo by Dmitri Kalinin

Photo by Dmitri Kalinin

Chances are, “The Fishing Hole” is a song you’ve probably heard at some point in your life.

Photo by Dmitri Kalinin

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Personally, I prefer my ice cream smutty.

Diamond (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Brighton Beach native and international superstar Neil Diamond is returning to home turf this weekend, where he’ll be filming scenes for an upcoming documentary about his life.

Diamond, 73, will film scenes on the beach on Saturday between 3:30pm and 5:00pm.

The crew of the documentary “Neil Diamond – One Night Only” is putting a small wooden bench on the sand, and the singer will sit with Welsh actor and TV presentor Rob Brydon. It’ll all be very romantic, we’re sure.

Diamond is one of Brighton Beach’s most famous residents, having attended Abraham Lincoln High School and lived over a Brighton Beach Avenue butcher shop. His years in the neighborhood gave him an appreciation for owning nice homes, apparently.

As well as his studio, he owns a place in LA, a cabin in Colorado and an apartment in New York.

‘Even though I can’t afford any of them, what money I have goes into those things. I grew up over a butcher’s store, so having them is very important to me. I need that security, but I also like having a nice home that I can bring people to. Growing up, I could never bring my school friends home because I was too embarrassed.’

… ‘Our place was beneath modest,’ says Diamond. ‘I took my son back there recently to show him where I spent my formative years and he couldn’t believe the bedroom. I shared it with my brother (Harvey) and it was about the size of a closet – there was only room for the bed, so you had to crawl in and out from the front of it.

‘Because we lived above a butcher’s store, there were a lot of mice and the traps were going off all the time. But it was fine. In Brooklyn, you didn’t live in your home – you lived on the streets, playing stick ball with your friends. Although now I find I love having my homes and my studio. I feel comfortable there.’

Back in those days, the Oceana condos just didn’t exist.

If anyone spots Neil on the beach this weekend, make sure to snag us a photo. Extra points if you catch him and Brydon canoodling on the sands.


Photo via Brooklyn Kite Festival

This is the last weekend of the summer you can visit Governor’s Island, and they’re sending off the season with a bang — their first-ever Brooklyn Kite Festival takes flight this Saturday, September 27 from 11am-4pm, and it should be a beautiful day to enjoy outside with the family!

Brooklyn ARTery, which has a seasonal store on the island and a permanent shop in Ditmas Park, has joined forces with the Brooklyn Kite Fest to host the event, which will give kite-enthusiasts the chance to to build, fly, and admire kites of all kinds while taking advantage of Governors Island’s gusty waterfronts and Parade Grounds.

While you’re there, you can also check out some of the other great stuff still available to see on the island, including Hammock Grove, a 3D video portrait installation, food vendors, and more.

You can catch the ferry to the island from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 — find a schedule and directions here.

Photo via Brooklyn Kite Festival


Sheepshead Bites wishes all of our observant readers a L’shanah tova.

Have a terrific Rosh Hashanah, and a happy, healthy new year.

For those interested in learning more about Rosh Hashanah and Jewish traditions, you can check out this website.

As a reminder, Alternate Side Parking rules are suspended today and tomorrow. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect. Schools are closed today and tomorrow, and there will be regular curbside garbage collection citywide.

Photo by Neil Friedman

Photo by Neil Friedman

From the photographer:

I rose before dawn and set up my Pentax Spotmatic [Ed. -- Probably around 25+ years ago] on a tripod and waited for the sun to appear above the horizon.

Photo by Neil Friedman

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Seniors, Holocaust survivors and needy locals were treated to baskets overflowing with kosher foodstuffs ahead of Rosh Hashanah as the Be Proud Foundation completed its annual Rosh Hashanah food distribution initiative on Monday.


The group handed out the baskets at Cherry Hill Gourmet Market (1901 Emmons Avenue) as part of Yad B’Yad, Hebrew for “Hand in Hand,” a charitable event that caters to Jewish people in need. Aside from the scores who attended, the group also hand-delivered the items to homes of area seniors.


This year’s efforts were larger than previous years, and the baskets were more substantial as well, said Be Proud’s executive director, Raisa Chernina.


“We were never able to provide gefilte fish, and the challah bread was baked at 5am that morning. It was delightlfully fresh,” said Chernina. “We give what we have.”

Photos courtesy of Be Proud Foundation.


Correction (September 25): The original version of this article reported the incorrect day of the event, saying it was Sunday. In fact, it was Monday. Additionally, the number of packages distributed was removed because it, too, was erroneous. We regret any confusion this may have caused.