Wheelers is once again throwing its wings in the ring, signing up for The Best Wings in Brooklyn Competition.
The neighborhood staple, at 1707 Sheepshead Bay Road, will be taking on nine other Brooklyn bars and wing joints to prove itself in the contest, hosted by Greenpoint’s Red Star. It was pretty much the only biz representing Southern Brooklyn, and though it earned high marks, it didn’t take home the prize.
The totally free event kicks off on Saturday, February 12. Doors open to the public at 2 p.m. Go and root for our home team!
Welcome back to The Bite, Sheepshead Bites’ weekly column where we explore the foodstuffs of Sheepshead Bay. Each week we’ll check out a different offering from one of the many restaurants, delis, food carts, bakeries, butchers, fish mongers, or grocers in our neighborhood. If it’s edible, we’ll take a bite.
Latin American food is not very well represented in Sheepshead Bay, and that’s a shame. It could be because of the mistaken notion that Latin American food is all “hot and spicy,” and “hot and spicy” is far removed from the palettes of most our residents. While some can be, most Latino food is rather tame. While every nation in Latin America has it’s own variation, this dish falls squarely in the mild category.
Another great shot from Tinx Chan, who writes: “I caught this shot with my android phone while I was shooting the opening shot of a micro-budget indie film. The setting of the film is based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, but the director decided that the rooftops of the projects in Sheepshead looked close enough to Greenpoint…”
Opponents of the Sheepshead Bay Islamic Cultural Center have suspended their daily protests after Department of Buildings inspectors shut down construction at 2812 Voorhies Avenue yesterday.
Bay People sent Sheepshead Bites the following message:
Inspectors finally showed to the construction site after Bay People sent a number of letters to DOB officials and politicians calling out “their gross negligence” and ignoring our numerous complaints on the illegal construction, our zoning challenge, videos and pictures that we sent them.
Daily protests will be suspended for now as there is no construction taking place, we will keep you posted once they resume.
WPIX caught the inspectors on video, pulling up the site. You can see their coverage here:
Heaven help us, but the charming steeples of Sheepshead Bay’s oldest standing church, at 142 years old, will soon be plucked from Sheepshead Bay’s skyline.
Officials at the Ben Car Building Corp. – the contractors hired to remove the twin spires comprising part of the Korean United Methodist Church of Sheepshead Bay at 3087 Ocean Avenue – say they’re just sorting through some last minute paper work, but are ready to send in the wrecking crew in just a few days.
Rev. Jay Kyung Kim, the congregation’s pastor, told Sheepshead Bites that the aged steeples have taken a toll, and even the naked eye can see that they’re leaning away from the building. Kim said the stress is threatening to tear apart the rest of the church, as massive cracks on the interior illustrate.
After the January 26 public hearing was cancelled due to, you guessed it, snow – the City Council has now announced the new date and time for Southern Brooklynites to come and gripe about the city’s miserable response to blizzard cleanup efforts. Oh, and don’t feel compelled to only talk about the December 26 blizzard – things have not been going much better in the spate of snowstorms that have followed it. Here’s the flier:
The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, today announced that Parking Meter Regulations will be back in effect Wednesday, February 2. Alternate Side Parking Regulations remain suspended until further notice.