Everyone knows that you can lose weight by eating Subway sandwiches. But did you know if you get the right combination of bread, meat, cheese and condiments you can actually travel back in time? It’s true!
Here’s the recipe: 9-grain honey oat bread, Monterey cheddar cheese, Black Forest ham, lettuce, LSD, red onions, jalapeños, meth and chipotle sauce. Don’t forget to pick up a bag of Sun Chips… you’re going to need them where you’re going.
And now there’s a new location for you to have this sandwich carelessly slopped together with subpar ingredients (well, almost all the ingredients listed above). A Subway Restaurant is now open at 1806 1817 Avenue U, just off East 19th Street. They’ve replaced a beauty supply store that offered absolutely nothing to the time traveling community.
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) this weekend will host the 2nd Annual Mid-Summer Festival in Marine Park which will feature rides, games, food, entertainment, merchandise vendors, public service information and more. All proceeds will benefit the Marine Park Civic Association.
The event will take place on Saturday, August 7, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 8, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The entrance to the event in Marine Park is located at Avenue U and East 33rd Street.
Nothing is better on a beautiful summer day, than sweet smelling bouquets of fresh flowers.
Not! Because, actually, these flowers are not real. They’re synthetic and my owner put them on me to make me feel better that I’m just a rolling bottle & can carrier. In my previous life, I belonged to The Sports Authority. I used to carry rough and tough sportswear, sneakers, and equipment. Now, clinky cans and bottles.
At least this picture was taken of me when I’m not loaded up with hundreds of recyclables set for redemption. Still, my gorgeous red color has to compete with not just the flowers, but the red blouse of the pedestrian and the red paint on the car parked across the street (Nostrand Avenue). I guess that’s still better than having to compete with the owner’s dog. When I heard that I might be shown pictured with that pooch, I asked them to just put this picture up, instead. It’s bad enough that my distinctive features have to be overshadowed by the flowers, the last thing I need is man’s best friend stealing my thunder!
At a contentious July Council hearing on consumer rights, Council Member Lew Fidler argued that consumers of cable television are the victims of stalled negotiations between broadcasters and cable service providers and they don’t even know it.
“Consumers will be seated at the table when the big boys fight,” Fidler said to broadcast industry lobbyists at the hearing. “You will not decide how much you can suck out of our pocket without our participation. You operate under a public license on public airwaves and the public will not be damned.”
Fidler and fellow committee members warned broadcasters they would fight to change lax, decades-old federal rules governing cable service agreements that allow networks to cut service and allow screens to go dark when their demands are not met.
More than 300 people packed into the yard behind the 61st Precinct yesterday to celebrate the 27th National Night Out Against Crime.
Kids played on giant inflatable amusements, while their parents devoured food supplied by Cherry Hill Gourmet Market. Performers from Lezginka NYC regaled the crowd with traditional Pakistani dances, and a troupe of young Asian-Americans also put on a show. Deborah Lynn Bridges, a former Broadway performer and singer for the NY Knicks, sang the national anthem.
A mainstay of Night Out Against Crime? Awards! Officers, politicians and members of the Precinct’s Community Council exchanged plaques and certificates. Some of the politicians in attendance, who also gave speeches, were Councilman Lew Fidler, Councilman Domenic Recchia, Jr., and Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz.
Fidler took the opportunity to remind revelers of the event’s purpose, to show criminals that the “streets belong to us … the people” and that’s demonstrated by ”neighbors coming together and helping each other, standing together.”
(Photos and information provided by Erica Sherman for Sheepshead Bites.)
Please join me for a Town Hall I’m hosting over the phone on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 7:00 PM. I will be updating participants on my work to invest in our economy, create jobs and cut the deficit. For more information or to participate, please call my community office at 718-520-9001.
Is the landmarked Lundy’s building better off as a grocery store? That’s the way Crain’s New York makes it sound.
An article published over the weekend takes a look at Cherry Hill Gourmet Market nearly a year after its grand opening. What they found is a thriving business that they say locals need more than another restaurant. And maybe they’re right, which could have powerful implications on the Sheepshead Bay Special Zoning District, the law that determines what kind of businesses can operate on the Emmons Avenue waterfront.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered a poignant speech in defense of the right of religious freedom in the shadow of Ground Zero yesterday. Despite what you think of the hizzoner’s politics and governance, yesterday held a moment in which the words “statesman” and “leadership” sit high on the marquee.
Though he spoke directly to the issue of the mosque at the World Trade Center, his words resonate to the current controversy surrounding the proposed Sheepshead Bay mosque on Voorhies Avenue. Regardless of your thoughts on the man’s politics, listen to his words and embrace the wisdom therein.
Here’s the text of his speech:
“We’ve come here to Governors Island to stand where the earliest settlers first set foot in New Amsterdam, and where the seeds of religious tolerance were first planted. We come here to see the inspiring symbol of liberty that more than 250 years later would greet millions of immigrants in this harbor. And we come here to state as strongly as ever, this is the freest city in the world. That’s what makes New York special and different and strong.
The photo and account below come in from reader Eitan K.:
At approximately 9pm on Avenue Y between e 23 and e 24 a chinese woman in her 60′s was struck by a vehicle. I spoke with one of her neighbors who said that they knew her, she was a very nice lady who lived there for many years, residing in a house on the corner of e 24 and Y. The woman was struck within eyesight of her home, just across the intersection as she was crossing the street. The neighbor who I spoke with said she was in very bad shape, but obviously details on her condition were not available. I watched the ambulance take her away at approx. 9:15pm. The section of avenue Y between 23 & 24 was taped off as numerous police officers were examining the scene. The driver of the car that struck her appeared to be a chinese man in his 20′s or early 30′s (it was dark) and he was speaking with the police, he remained at the scene and he was not in handcuffs when I was there at between 9:15 through 9:30. The neighbor who I spoke with also added that on this stretch of avenue Y there are no stop signs or lights, and accidents involving cars and pedestrians have been known to happen here, and she expressed a wish that a sign or a light be installed, that if there had been one tonight’s accident might have been avoided.