From the Manhattan Beach Community Group:
This Wednesday night, December the 2nd, 8 PM at PS 195 (131 Irwin Street), we will be honoring the memory and life of a Manhattan Beach hero, May Link. Proclamations from the Mayor, Sen. Schumer, our Congressman, Assemblyman, Councilman and PS 195 PA will be presented to her son Danny Link (a past MBCG president). Food and good company available. All we ask is for you to attend and bring some neighbors and friends. We want to pack the house. Please do your best to show up and have a good time with us remembering Manhattan Beach through the life of a great woman. Everyone from everywhere invited.
The silver lining in the recent devastation of Plumb Beach is that community leaders, and city, state, and federal agencies are finally considering long term solutions to erosion issues at Plumb Beach.
Congressman Anthony Weiner once again brought together officials from Department of Transportation, Parks Department, National Parks Service, Community Board 15, and Sheepshead Bay/Plumb Beach Civic on Tuesday, December 1, to survey erosion’s threat to the important ecological zone and the Belt Parkway.
After surveying the damage, all came to a consensus: more needs to be done to protect the beach and highway. Continue Reading »
The Sheepshead Bay/Plumb Beach Civic Association is holding their annual holiday get together tonight. Kicking off at 7:30 p.m., members of the civic association invite residents of the area to the Baron DeKalb – Knights of Columbus to celebrate the December holidays. They’ll be serving up free grub to all in attendance, and all who come will be entered into a free raffle for a specially prepared holiday basket and prizes donated by local businesses. So come and get your groove on with SB/PB!
There will also be a meeting with a light agenda.
When: Tonight @ 7:30 p.m.
Where: Baron DeKalb – Knights of Columbus
3000 Emmons Avenue (intersection of Nostrand Avenue)
It's a miracle! Common sense prevails in DOT sign changes at Bassett Deli
Way back in October we told you about the bad sign situation in front of Bassett Deli and Caterers on Avenue X and East 14th Street. At the time, the “Stop Sign Ahead” caution blocked the “Alternate Side Parking” sign, causing many customers to become victims of the city’s agressive ticket policies. Police stalked the intersection, waiting for unwitting violators.
Well, no longer. Local drivers and customers at Bassett Deli and Caterers won’t be victimized by this ghost sign anymore.
Early Thanksgiving week, workers from the Department of Transportation arrived to make adjustments. According to Frank Bassett, owner of the neighborhood institution, DOT sought to swap their positions, so the alternate side parking sign blocked the stop sign ahead. But an employee of the deli with a little more common sense came out and suggested that they put both signs on one post. In an amazing instance of bureaucratic clarity, they listened! They’ve removed one pole entirely, and both signs are finally equally visible. Continue Reading »
Captain Steven Ventura of the Sea Queen VII struck back against an aspiring thief Saturday night, foiling the plans of a knife-wielding dunce.
According to the NY Post, Ventura was off the coast of Coney Island around 11:20 p.m. with 15 passengers when he noticed the sinkers from his fishing lines vanishing. When he spotted the culprit, a fight ensued in which the thief, Joseph Neuer, brandished a knife. Ventura avoided injury as he slugged the would-be robber, and passengers and crew bound him with duct tape. When they docked at the Sheepshead Bay marina, police arrested the felon and charged him with third-degree assault, menacing, harassment, and petit larceny.
From the NY Post: Continue Reading »
Got an idea for Sheepshead Bay’s biggest annual festival? Bay Improvement Group (BIG) is having a planning meeting tomorrow night, and they want to hear your ideas on how to make BayFest2010 bigger, better, and ballsier than the rest. (Okay, we added that last one.)
And there’s reason to believe this year really will be leaps and bounds beyond previous years’ celebrations. Why? Because back in August, BIG secured more than $27,500 from local politicians, making it the largest budget the group has had yet. And in the months since, they’ve been hitting up corporate and small-business partners for sponsorships, their primary source of funding in other years.
At the last planning meeting, BIG President Steve Barrison even suggested the group would love to score some top-notch headliners for the stage. But money and bands aren’t going to make a better BayFest by themselves. The group needs raw manpower. So get involved and bring some fresh blood to a Sheepshead Bay tradition!
When: Wednesday, December 2 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Golden Gate Inn (located at the intersection of Knapp Street & Shore Parkway)
Free Parking is available. For further directions you can call the Golden Gate Inn at 718-743-4000
Want to get hooked on a new profession? Kingsborough Community College has just the junk you need.
Kingsborough Community College is dispersing $60,645 in full scholarships to train aspiring professionals in chemical dependency counseling. The funds come from $500,000 in federal stimulus funds awarded to New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) for training as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and will be given to eligible students afflicted by the ailing job market. Continue Reading »
The Kingsborough Community College Lively Arts program is getting on the Cyber Monday sale bandwagon by offering a discount on an upcoming Hanukkah performance.
The ad says that it’s The Klezmatics Hanukkah Party, so we’re hoping that means we’ll get a chance to do a little dancing, instead of just sitting in our seats. The last time we attended a klezmer music performance at KCC, we were too shy to kick off our shoes.
The $5 off special expires tomorrow at 2 p.m., so hurry and get your tickets.
Here are the details:
The Grammy-winning Klezmatics share songs from their hit Hanukkah album featuring lyrics by long-time Brooklyn resident Woody Guthrie and music filled with high energy and old-country charm. “These songs are full of fun for both children and adults.” — Sing Out!
$10 Tickets – PHONE or IN-PERSON: Mention “CYBER” at the Box Office
ONLINE @ www.smarttix.com – Search for KLEZMATICS and use discount code CYBER (add’l $1.50 convenience fee per ticket will be added)
Offer expires 2pm on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 After CyberMonday: $15 general admission $12 seniors/students
ORDER TODAY! Box Office: 718-368-5596
Sheepshead Bites Fish in Secret Service holding
Hi, All. It’s me, the Sheepshead Bites fish.
I know you haven’t seen me in such a long time. That’s because I’ve been on a long hiatus, which I decided to break last week by trying to crash the first official White House State Dinner hosted by President Obama.What better way to make my big re-entry onto the scene than by hobnobbing with Katie Couric and other members of the media?
In honor of the Indian Prime Minister, I borrowed this Indian costume from a friend and hopped on the Chinatown bus to D.C. Figured no cheaper way to travel than that Fung Wah.
By now, you’ve all heard that I wasn’t the only one who tried to crash the dinner — but, I was the only one who got caught at the gate! I wonder why they let Michaele and Tareq Salahi in and why I got detained. Secret Service held me for questioning the entire Thanksgiving weekend. That beautiful long-haired blond and her wine-making hubby just got some free publicity for their upcoming reality show! Continue Reading »
Last week we set you off on a guessing game of which Sheepshead Bay restaurant was selling its business on Craigslist. Was it sushi? El Greco? A strip club?!
Reader “Local Broker” had to go off and spoil the fun with his early – and accurate – answer: “East 14th and Z near the library.” He was, of course, talking about Cafe L’Azur at 2612 East 14th Street. So when we have our eventual meetup, Local Broker will get his reward: a hug… or something.
While the number attached to the Craiglist post did indeed go to L’Azur, an owner named Dimitry denied the whole thing. It’s possible that’s because, minutes before, we were in the restaurant asking him face to face. He denied it then, too, and had no knowledge of any Craigslist post. But when we talked over the phone, he admitted he did know about the post, but didn’t know who put it up or why, and that the business was not for sale.
“We’ve only been open for a year. We’re not selling it,” were his words.
But one reader who is interested in buying the business told us that he called and spoke to an owner as well. Not only did they tell him the business was for sale, but they’ve asked him to come in and take a look around. Curiouser and curiouser…
Whatever the situation, it’s definitely weird. Cafe L’Azur did open about a year ago, replacing a florist who had been there for at least a decade. They renovated the spot inside and out. But – perhaps because of poor media relations – they’re now closing. Maybe. Who knows.
Confused yet? Me too.