So much for dollar stores being all the rage. We passed by 99¢ Century (1506 Sheepshead Bay Road) this morning, and saw signs saying “Going out of business” and “Sale – Everything must go.” So… gather up those pennies, because everything’s going to be 98¢!
UPDATE [4:32]: It appears at least one person was injured, as reader Max K. – who also sent the photos- spotted a person on a stretcher being placed in an ambulance.
It also appears that the accident involved at least three cars. Two of the cars seem only slightly damaged, while the SUV is flipped.
Original post [4:24]: We got word that just minutes ago an SUV flipped on Emmons Avenue near Bedford Avenue. One reader reports that a child appears to be in the backseat.
We have no further information and will update as more becomes available.
Thanks to Max K., and Mike N., both of whom sent information for this report.
Photo by Allison F.
I received this letter yesterday from an ecstatic parent, gushing over an appearance by teammates of the Brooklyn Aviators hockey team. We wrote about the Aviators recently, and noted its rising profile as another great Southern Brooklyn pro-sports team. Read what the parent, Allison F., had to say:
We had three local hockey players from NY Aviators come to visit our kids in PS 195 today. It was so nice. They spent about an hour answering kids questions and signing autographs. They gave out free tickets to one of their games for the kids. Nicholas Kuqali #6, Jarrett Rush #4 and Michael Thompson #7. Mr. Forman principal of PS 195 introduced them to the kids, who had a fantastic time asking questions and making “statements.” This was held in the gym at the school during the schools fund raising book fair. After the Q&A the players spent time with the parent coordinators answering questions. One of the little girls from younger class, who was in a wheelchair was overheard by one of the players (Nicholas Kuqali) that she did not have any money with her to buy a pen she really wanted during the book fair, he took money out of his pocket and paid for the pen for her. THAT WAS SO SWEET!!!!
Sweet indeed. Thanks to the Aviators for making a pit-stop (blade-stop?) in the neighborhood!
Photo by Lisanne Anderson
After all the whining we’ve done about the blizzard and its paralyzing effect on lives and businesses, there’s one great thing to be thankful for: an overstock of lobsters at neighborhood staple Jordan’s Lobster Dock (3165 Harkness Avenue).
The business is now home to 5,000 pounds of the delicious crustacean, after sales were crippled by the snowstorm. Now they’re looking to get rid of the inventory – at cost – for the first time in the 40-year history.
“We run a seafood lobster market NOT an aquarium,” Manager Captain John Olsson is quoted on the business’ website.
According to Grub Street, where we first heard about this awesome deal, a one-and-a-quarter-pound lobster can be picked up for $12, and larger ones are selling at $6.99 per pound. The at-cost deal lasts until the end of the month
Well, this is one Jew that can’t wait for his treif dinner!
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.
by Ethan Dante Bello
Imagine facing a $100 fine for the despicable act of riding your bike on a public street without a license plate. Can one truly envision a day when the simple act of cycling becomes a bureaucratic hassle?
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Just a quick note to our Eastern European neighbors: Happy Old New Year!
Well, you’ll see that in the morning if you’re too drunk to see it tonight.
For the non-Ruskies among you, “Old New Year” is the New Year according to the Julian calendar used in pre-Soviet Russia. In 1918, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (a.k.a. – ‘dem Commies) officially adopted the Gregorian calendar, syncing with most of the rest of the world. The difference between the old calendar and the new calendar is 13 days and, thus, today is the New Year.
An interesting note is that, under the Soviet government, celebrating the Old New Year was an acceptable form of resistance against Communist rule. I guess in a government based around organizing and controlling workers to produce for everyone’s benefit (supposedly), there really is no better way to screw the man than the masses going on a two week drinking binge.
Just to bounce back real quick to the Russian readers – this was compiled after a four-minute crash course on the Old New Year. That’s my disclaimer in case you were about to blast me for not knowing what I’m talking about. So instead, why don’t you politely add to the information I’ve provided? Спасибо!
Shopaholics and fashionistas, celebrate! Sheepshead Bay Road is home to a new clothing store named Flavour, selling women’s apparel and accessories.
The storefront sits at 1720 Sheepshead Bay Road, the former site of Swank Boutique, which closed in September after 20 years in the neighborhood. Though they’ve been open for a month, you’ll have to look carefully if you’re trying to spot it; they don’t have a sign up yet.
This is the third location for Flavour, with two other successful branches at 2056 86th Street and 463 86th Street.
Welcome to the neighborhood, Flavour… are you sure you don’t sell sushi?
Thanks to Gaby G. for the tip.