The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, has suspended Alternate Side Parking Regulations for Monday, January 3, 2011 to facilitate snow removal. All other regulations, including parking meters, will be in effect.
This year was a terrific time for Sheepshead Bites, as the site grew beyond expectation and its content matured. We’re writing stronger pieces every day, burrowing deeper into the heart of the community. We’ve welcomed some talented new additions to our team, and launched new features we hope help you feel more connected to the neighborhood. Expect more of that in 2011.
All of it, every single bit, is thanks to each and every one of you. On these joyful occasions - New Years, Thanksgiving, etc. – I get to embark on the task I enjoy most: thanking all of you. The readers, commenters and tipsters make this site so much more than just a news site. It’s a hub where the Sheepshead Bay community is reflected and strengthened; it bridges the divide between digital communities and concrete neighborhoods.
Thank you all for being a part of this rewarding endeavor. I look forward to serving all of you in 2011.
Have an excellent New Year, filled with happiness, health and prosperity!
My favorite photo of 2010. In just 10 hours, the year is as over as this fish.
With 2011 just hours away, it’s time for Sheepshead Bites’ Top 10 list. It’s been a huge year, too. We had mosques, garbage, plows and concerts. Television shows and meeting videos and movie theater shutdowns (not to mention bed bugs!). It was the year of dead bodies found floating in the Bay, disastrous storms and douchebag eyeglass retailers.
My street – photographed today above, as well as in the photo comparison to Mayor Bloomberg’s block – has seen the snow level off and compacted as numerous cars made the attempt down the road since the snowfall. Some vehicles are still getting stuck – we witnessed one as recently as late last night – but most get down the icy path at a cautious 5-or-so miles-per-hour.
With more vehicles on the road today and a nice 40+ degree weather forecast, it looks like nature and wear will do would the city couldn’t.
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.
The sign Chase management placed on the door after the robbery attempt. (Photo by Ilan P.)
The Chase Bank on Kings Highway and East 16th Street was robbed today, and as this report goes to press our tipster tells us that the entire area around the bank is in chaos.
The robbery happened within the last hour, and traffic is at a near standstill as the police have declared a Level 1 response. Detectives, ESU, FDNY and other units are on the scene, apparently in pursuit of the suspect.
Our tipster tells us that as he went to make a deposit a teller told him that she had just been robbed. During the robbery she managed to press the emergency button behind the counter.
The suspect is believed to have fled towards Ocean Avenue. He is described as a black male with black leather jacket and grey scarf.
NYC Comptroller John C. Liu recently launched “My Money NYC,” a new website‘s to promote accountability and transparency in New York City Government. The slogan puts it best: “New Yorkers deserve to know when, where, and how government spends their hard-earned tax dollars.”
So if you ever wondered what happens to your tax dollars, Liu has simplified ways to find out.
We all complained about the lack of Q and B train service since the storm, and were dismayed that it went back out just hours after it was restored. We’re told the reason it took so long to fix had to do with electrical problems, and the reason it went back out was an electrical fire.
Want to see how the electrical components can get so screwed up during a storm? Check out the video above. The YouTube user that uploaded this filmed the video during the storm on Sunday. The footage was shot on the tracks between the Parkside Avenue and Prospect Park station.
Oh no! We almost forgot the puzzle this morning! Luckily, nolastname sent us this photo of the rather curious pattern left on her steps by ice. Not quite sure how it got to look like this, but it’s purty, ain’t it?