From State Senator Marty Golden’s office:
Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is urging residents of the 22nd Senate District to support the American Red Cross in their efforts to assist those affected by the March 11th Japanese Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami.
Senator Golden is asking neighbors and community organizations to consider making a financial contribution to support the American Red Cross by either phone, internet, mail or via text. Those interested in donating should call 1-800 RED CROSS, or visit www.redcross.org, or text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.00, or to mail a contribution, please send it to:
American Red Cross
P.O. Box 4002018
Des Moines, IA 50340-2018
*Please indicate Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami on the check’s memo line.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “As the images of destruction and devastation in Japan are featured on our news programs, in our newspapers and our computers, many of us are wondering what he can do to help our fellow citizens of the world who have lost so much. Our monetary support will help the citizens of Japan rebuild and at the same time bring hope to the people.”
For additional information, please contact Senator Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044.
THE COMMUTE: Often we forget that we have one of the most extensive and best transit systems in the world. There are not too many other places where you can take a train 24 hours a day without having to rely on a schedule.
Of course. the system is far from perfect. Subways and elevated lines were designed primarily to take people to Manhattan, incorporating parts of an old railroad system built to serve long demolished hotels in Coney Island. It was never extended to the southeast part of the borough or eastern Queens, so direct train service does not exist from there.
The Brooklyn bus system, based on an old trolley network, was set up also primarily for travel to Downtown Brooklyn and lower Manhattan via the Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges. Additional bus routes were added in the 1930s to facility travel across Brooklyn. Relatively few changes have occurred since.
Most jobs traditionally were located within or near Manhattan, so inadequate mass transit elsewhere has not been a major problem and elected officials have not given it a high priority. However, this may be changing.
Read on to find out why, and tell us what your ideal mass transit system would be.
As we all know, Parkmark on 3785 Nostrand Avenue will be leaving us soon. For the next couple of weeks, we’ll be reminded by this whenever we walk by. The upside? Sales!
Signs in the windows are advertising 10 to 30 percent off all merchandise. So it may be a great opportunity to stock up on goods at a discounted rate.
Or is it? One neighbor and Sheepshead Bites reader, Sue, thinks the sale is one big scam, and residents will end up paying more. Sue writes:
I think residents of Sheepshead Bay should know that Pathmark isn’t doing them any favors by selling products at 10% off full retail price. This supermarket is closing and they are NOT honoring the prices in the circular… 10% off full retail price is often more than the products are selling for in every other Pathmark! Unsuspecting consumers are being taken advantage of and that in my opinion needs to be shouted from the rooftops. Hoping you can help SHOUT!
So is it a steal for customers? Or is Pathmark stealing from customers?
Yep, Sheepshead Bites was down for about three hours this morning/afternoon, thanks to a major glitch that nearly wiped out every website hosted by our server company.
Isn’t technology wonderful?
And I received so many e-mails, calls and text messages asking about it, too. Clearly you didn’t know what to do with yourself without the Bites. Did you start to get the shakes? Did you curl up in a ball? Depressed, anxious?
This is called withdrawal, ladies and gentlemen.
Very often, it’s medicated.
So… bar-hopping, anyone?
The mayor is unveiling a plan today that may help repair and reopen the Manhattan Beach esplanade, spur dredging of Sheepshead Bay, and make repairs to the Gerritsen Beach seawalls – among scores of other waterfront development proposals.
This plan, called Vision 2020, will open or develop huge swaths of New York City’s beachfronts, riverwalks and marinas and will produce an end result that Bloomberg describes as “one of the most sweeping transformations of any urban waterfront in the world.”
According to the Daily News, the plan calls for spending $700 million over the next three years to buy waterfront land, upgrade beaches, protect wetlands, improve water quality and add more parks in all five boroughs.
The development will likely employ hundreds – if not thousands – which is a good thing, since there will be plenty of unemployed teachers to fill those jobs.
Photo by Laura Fernandez.
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A two-foot wide pool of blood marks the spot where a young man was stabbed this evening in front of Jonathan’s Bakery (1424 Sheepshead Bay Road), and the suspect may still be on the loose.
An altercation broke out between a group of four men and a disgruntled driver, shortly after 9:00 p.m. Moments later, the driver pulled a knife and stabbed one of the men.
The victim and his friends appeared to be in their early twenties, according to Abdul Alkiyam, an employee of Quick Stop Deli and Grocery next door. Alkiyam was working when a passerby ran into the store and told him to call police.
The men were drunk and tried to cross the street against the light, getting in the way of an oncoming vehicle, said Jimmy Mash, the owner of nearby Bay Ristorante & Pizzeria. Mash didn’t see the altercation, but a police officer told him that some curses were exchanged between the driver and the group.
The driver circled the block and returned moments later to confront the group. Words turned to blows, as a fist fight broke out. In the middle of it the driver pulled a knife and stabbed the man.
The driver fled the scene in a white Infiniti, driving north on East 15th Street.
The victim’s condition and the status of the suspect is still unknown. We will report more as information becomes available.
Photo taken in Sheepshead Bay by Kibbles (via Flickr), way back in 2004.
For those who didn’t know the M train made an appearance on our train tracks, this picture proves it.
Info from the eBay seller says that this train is southbound from Kings Highway on October 23, 2004, which is not that long ago. When looking at this picture, it seems like this train was from decades ago.
If this picture is from 2004, was this vintage looking M train on our track simply a MTA glitch or was there a reason for this?