Jeremiah “Jerry” O’Shea, the former chairperson of Community Board 15, died on Sunday. In addition to his role on the Community Board, where he was also treasurer for 15 years, O’Shea served as director of the Brooklyn Housing and Family Services for 26 years, a tenants rights group originally founded by Marty Markowitz as the Flatbush Tenants Council. He was also a member of the Housing Court Advisory Council, which interviews judges seeking court appointment or requesting a renewal of their terms.
To mark his passing, we’ve asked current chairperson Theresa Scavo to write a few words in remembrance:
Sheepshead Bay’s Cold Stone Creamery, located at 3165 Harkness Avenue, is serving up free samples of its newest offering: eight layer cakes. The new layered ice cream cakes come in different flavors, including Cake Batter Layers and Quilted Coffee Caramel.
The offer is good for today only, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Just weeks into shooting for the Brighton Beach reality show, the Russian-American community is blasting entertainment media for cartoonish depictions of Russian-Americans, and warning producers of the new series to avoid callous stereotyping.
A group of 42 elected politicians and Russian-speaking activists sent a strongly-worded letter to Lifetime Networks executives, taking issue with the proposed show’s model – the “highly contentious and ethnically derogatory Jersey Shore.”
“It has come to our attention that the casting call for the show sought out ‘the Russian Snooki and The Situation’, reducing would-be contestants to vodka-drinking ethnic caricatures who ‘love attention’ and do little more than ‘eat, drink and party’,” wrote John Lisyanskiy, the founder of the Russian-Speaking American Leadership Caucus, and the main signee on the letter.
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Uh-oh, holidays are coming. It’s time to crack open the piggy ban- oh, you already did that? Have you scrounged through the couch for some extra cash? Yeah? Maybe you forget about a savings account, or security deposit?
There’s a lot of money out there that belongs to you. You just need to remember where you left it.
None of the parents, business owners or victims affected attended the Wednesday night meeting to request a stronger police response for next year’s Halloween. Nor did the incident make it into Deputy Inspector Mastrokostas’ 5-minute report [above].
The issue did surface briefly, though, when a Sheepshead Bay resident expressed concern for the victims, and Mastrokostas said the issue has been on his mind. [5:00 in video above]
BKSouthie.com is reporting that the cost of the Coney Island boardwalk will be $15 million in federal stimulus funds. Well, we’re offering a chance to get some o’ that money back in your pocket.
Sheepshead Bites is offering a whopping $20.00 (that’s right, double-digits!) to the first person to carve “SheepsheadBites.com” into the wet concrete, photograph it, and send it to us. We urge you to protect your marking until the concrete is actually dry, so no pesky contractors come over and erase it.
And, by the way, we are not telling you to commit a crime. We’re just saying, if you’re foolish enough to go and vandalize a section of the boardwalk by carving something in it, you might as well write SheepsheadBites.com. We do not support such actions, and really, really think you shouldn’t do it. The money we’re offering is not for the heinous crime you’re committing – it’s an award for exemplary balls-itude you’ve got. It’s for courage and valor.
So again – don’t vandalize the concrete walk. It’s wrong. But if you’re going to disregard our advice, we’ve got $20 to help pay for your legal fees.
But I’m getting tired of it. Serious Eats’ list was created for that holiest of holidays: National Sandwich Day. Having two local places included in the list is an honor – no doubt – but I want to start hearing about Sheepshead Bay’s other great sandwiches.
How about a hot sub from Bassett Deli (1404 Avenue X)? A lamb gyro from Anatolian Gyro Restaurant (1605 Sheepshead Bay Road)? A chicken sandwich on a sweet bun from one of the Chinese bakeries?
How ’bout a new place, one no one’s heard about, your secret go-to joint during a lunch break?
National Sandwich Day may have passed, but help us make a belated list of the must-try sandwiches in Sheepshead Bay. Where do you eat?
Kingsborough Community College will be the first higher-education institution in New York City to launch an urban farm tilled by students, the school announced on Wednesday.
Kingsborough is launching the “Build a Garden in Brooklyn” project to teach students about urban agriculture and organic farming practices. It will contribute produce to the Culinary Arts Program and the college cafeteria, according to project supervisor Dr. Stuart Schulman.
“The farm will function as an outdoor classroom,” said Schulman, who is also the Executive Director for Economic and Work Force Development at Kingsborough. ”Instead of sitting in a classroom and talking about vegetables, students actually grow and harvest them.”