Featuring wider platforms and wood-ish paneling, the station had its first commuters yesterday and were caught by photographer Paul Anderson.
Below you’ll see photos of the new station – a sign of things to come all along the B/Q line – which is not yet totally complete. You’ll see work is still being done on the stairwell and on the platform itself. The station’s signs appear to also be in commute, as workers temporarily placed dirty, tagged up signs from the other side of the tracks until new ones are installed.
Despite a nail-biting deadline, Manhattan Beach’s private security force appears to have rallied enough support to continue operations throughout 2010.
Though Beachside Patrol hasn’t yet made an official announcement, leaders from the group say they received last minute pledges that brought them into the black. Beachside Patrol President Albert Hasson has also stepped down, and the force is now at the helm of Ted Kleynerman.
Police and fire units were on the scene at Kings Highway and East 14th Street this morning (photo taken at 8:45 am), responding to some emergency. The officer at the scene wouldn’t say what was wrong, but it must have been pretty big because traffic was diverted at East 15th Street. Does anyone have additional information?
The restaurant with the most redundant name in Sheepshead Bay, Fuel Energy, looks to be closed. For the past several days, the establishment also known as Fuel Restaurant & Juice Bar at 1715 Sheepshead Bay Road has had its gate down and door locked. It seems strange that they’d be out of business, seeing as they’re the only health-oriented cooked food spot anywhere near the Bally’s gym (across the street). However, when we stopped by there were workers inside who had torn up all the seating, counter tops, and equipment. For the sake of the meatheads and health freaks out there, we hope it’s just a renovation.
So get this: instead of doing the work I was supposed to do this weekend, I retreated into the great multimedia bunker that is my brother’s apartment. I spent the entire time playing and beating Assassin’s Creed 2 on Playstation 3, projected onto a wall in high-definition and a sweet stereo sound system.
I’m not a big video game guy, but that was a good weekend.
However, now my eyes hurt, everything is sore, and my brain has the consistency of pudding. I’m way beat, and the only thing I can think of is kicking Templar ass.
Sorry, but this is going to be a slow Monday.
However, here’s something to mull over. If we were to put together a spoof episode – or clip reel – of television’s smash sensation Jersey Shore, and we titled it Sheepshead Shore, what would it be like?
Who would the characters be? What would be their stereotypes? Their dance? Their nicknames? Where would they work? What would they look like? What kind of crap would come out of their mouths?
Now, for those who don’t watch the show, or have seen it and think it’s stupid, please don’t leave rants below about how bad the show is or what it has to say about America’s intelligence. We know. It’s bad. It makes us all stupid.
Sheepshead Shore will be better. I promise.*
*Promises from Sheepshead Bites staff are not an assurance, nor a guarantee, nor a promise. In fact, they’re totally worthless. The promises and the staff.
For those goys among us, “Hetsken zich!”is Yiddish for “Shake and dance with joy!” And there’s good reason to do so: Orthodox hip-hop maven DeScribe is coming to the Chabad of Sheepshead Bay this Sunday to drop some knowledge bombs on Jewish youth. Oh, and there’ll be sushi, too.
In the vein of the Jewish reggae megastar, Matisyahu, DeScribe blends the experiences and beliefs of the chosen people with hip-hop beats. Also known by his real name, Shneur Hasofer, he’s been called a “homeland grown gangsta for peace,” by Jewcy.com. DeScribe was born in Australia, moved to Israel as a child, and served as a sharpshooter in the Israeli army, before moving to Seaside, Brooklyn. It’s those experiences, specifically his ties to the Orthodox community and his service on the Israeli frontlines, that he’ll be discussing with younguns on Sunday.
Chabad House, located at 1315 Avenue Y, is inviting all from the community to join them at 7 p.m. and to make the deal sweeter, it’s a suggested donation of only $5.00.
Below is a music video from DeScribe’s iSong. For more of his music, check out his website.
We told you Wednesday that Halikarnas, a Turkish restaurant on Emmons Avenue, closed down by order of the Health Department. But we stopped by in the afternoon and – guess what – staff was there and they invited us in for a meal. Something about mouse droppings, cockroaches, and a lack of running water didn’t really turn us on, though, and we went on our way.
Photo of the sign before being blocked by a menu
As it turned out, Halikarnas reopened illegally. The DOH sign on the door explaining its closure and saying that it is a violation of law to damage or obstruct it was, well, damaged and obstructed. After attempting to tear it down, Halikarnas employees covered it with the menu, as you can see in the photo above.
Well, justice has been served. DOH inspectors returned last night. It was found operating and serving food to patrons. The Health Department re-closed the restaurant and cited it for operating against the agency’s order to close.
When a resident of East 19th Street first began complaining to us – months ago – about the graffiti here, we shrugged it off. We figured, “This is New York City, there’s always going to be graffiti. You just gotta report it and remove it, like everyone else does.”
When the resident continued to complain, saying the vandals were targeting homes, we thought it was weird and worth checking out. But we got caught up in other things and never went to take photos.
To that resident, we’re sorry. Very, very sorry. You’ve sent us these photos and shocked us. Then we went to take a walk of our own and saw even more graffiti, including on residential property. We dropped the ball on this one.
But we’re not the only ones. I’ve seen the way the the police handle your complaints at meetings. They have the same reaction we initially had. But it’s obvious that East 19th Street between Avenue X and Avenue W has a higher level of graffiti and vandalism than surrounding blocks. It could be because it’s not particularly well lit, and the United States Post Office sorting facility, the auto repair shop, and the apartment building prove to be appealing canvases.
Whatever the case, police officers ought to be making more frequent night patrols down the block and local leaders should work with the business owners to install security lights. This is preventable.
This shopping cart, now known only as Jane Doe, was found on the sidewalk under the Sheepshead Bay Road train station overpass. An eyewitness said he saw this shopping cart cahorting with the two drunken revellers from last week. Another eyewitness told us that this cart was just a hard working cafe table. If anyone is able to do a positive I.D. of this sad cart, we might be able to find her next of kin.