Police & Fire
5 Man Shot In Eye On Mermaid Avenue

A man was shot in the eye in Coney Island yesterday around noon, leaving him in critical condition. The 23-year-old victim was shot once, striking him in the eye in the broad daylight attack on Mermaid Avenue and West 24th…

Arts & Culture
0 Morning Mug: “I Am Going Where Turtles Win. I Am Going Where Conmen Puke And Die. Down The Sad Esplanades Of The Official World.” ― Lawrence Ferlinghetti

From “A Coney Island of the Mind.” Possibly, also, Sheepshead Bites’ longest headline ever. My bad! 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 it to

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61st Precinct Crime Statistics: 6/15/2015 – 6/21/2015

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.


Sheepshead Bay Apartment Rental Roundup

Looking for a new place to call home? We’ve rounded up a bunch of intriguing Sheepshead Bay apartment listings — take a look at the details, and let us know what you think. Lots of luck in your search! 1624 East 12th Street, #2 Available: Immediately Price: $2,100 Size: Two bedrooms, two bathrooms Details: There’s a ton of room…


Russian Eatery Stolovaya Gets High Praise (But With A Caveat)

Revered New York City food critic Robert Sietsema recently praised the local Russian eatery Stolovaya for its hearty and affordable fare. But his review came with a tip that most of you are probably familiar with, and which may actually be a selling point for some carnivorous eaters: Guests are advised to bring their own vegetables. From the…


A Visual Guide To Emmons Avenue’s Yacht And Boating Clubs

While many bemoan the loss of fishing boats and bait-and-tackle shops along Emmons Avenue, three boating clubs on the strip have maintained the area’s waterfront traditions for as long as 140 years. Behind their tall fences are bustling communities of boat owners and water lovers. Unlike the yacht club of popular lore, these aren’t stuffy, exclusive…