Chrysler L300 on East 16 St.; three tickets & two flat tires, later: still shiny & clean
This post started as just another musing about something seen now and then: a car parked and unmoved for an extended period of time on a public street. It quickly morphed into a series of questions for which I have no real answers.
The car we’re speaking of is a black, luxury sedan, Chrysler L300, with Maryland plates. It has two rear flat tires and it’s on East 16 Street and Avenue Y, parked very close to a hydrant and a sign that says “No Parking Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.” for, what seems like, more than a month. Continue Reading »
Photo courtesy of GerritsenBeach.net
Knapp Street Pizza (2157 Knapp Street near Avenue V) is advertising a generous $1-a-ticket raffle drawing. The raffle will be drawn on January 1 at 3 p.m. The prize? Free pizza every week for the rest of your life! Oh, and some other stuff:
- One Pizza Every Week for Life
- 42 Inch Tv
- Digital Camera
- $100 Gift Certificate
How many photos of Sheepshead Bay’s waterfront can we use for our midweek photos? As many as it takes until it stops being beautiful. Which we don’t expect will be any time soon.
Here is a really dramatic night shot from Sheepshead Bites reader Serge R. Thanks Serge!
Do you have any photos of Sheepshead Bay you’d like to share? Send them to us!
Though some say Fidler owes the city $88,550 in campaign finance funds, the councilman says he expects to return around $10,000
Councilman Fidler has told Crain’s Insider that he hopes to return about $10,000 of the $88,550 in taxpayer funds he received from the Campaign Finance Board for last November’s elections.
Fidler drew the ire of city press ever since he received the $88,550 – making his total war chest over $170,000 – in matching funds, with the Daily News going as far as demanding he return every penny of taxpayer dollars. His opponent, Gene Berardelli, only raised about $4,000 and did not qualify for matching funds.
Sheepshead Bites has been in constant communication with Fidler’s staff, and though he’s waiting for a city audit to announce the precise amount, the councilman told us from the beginning that he expected to return “five figures.”
The news comes as the Campaign Finance Board launches hearings to review the efficacy of funds, particularly, according to Crain’s, whether it helped grassroots candidates compete. As the race for the 46th illustrated, the CFB’s matching funds stifled challengers with small fundraising apparatuses, and instead funneled public money to incumbents facing underfunded and overwhelmed opponents.
From Crain’s Insider:
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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