Passover will be here before we know it, but before we all start signing “Dayenu,” Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz is co-sponsoring an Electronic Waste/Sneakers/Clothing & Textile Recycling Day, to help us safely and responsibly dispose of unwanted items in our homes — just in time for Passover cleaning.

The Recycling Day, scheduled for April 10 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., will be held curbside at the Sephardic Community Center, 1901 Ocean Parkway and Avenue S.

Items considered acceptable for recycling are:

  • Electronic waste: computers, monitors, printers, televisions, cell phones, fax machines (no household appliances, refrigerators or air conditioners)
  • Old athletic shoes (no metal cleats, flip flops, boots or dress shoes)
  • Clothing, linens, and other textiles that are too worn out to give away

For more, contact Linda Eber at 718-954-3154 or or the Lower East Side Ecology Center at 212-477-4022 or


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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.

I think they make small changes to the weekend subway service schedules every week just to make it more confusing. Here you go:

Q service is suspended between the 57 St-7 Av and Atlantic Av stations during the following times:

  • 12:15 AM to 6 AM, Saturday, Apr 9
  • 12:15 AM to 7 AM, Sunday, Apr 10
  • 12:15 AM to 5 AM, Monday, Apr 11

They say take the N instead. I say don’t go north of Atlantic Avenue.


Although State Senator Carl Kruger has been attempting to go back to business, it looks like federal authorities are turning up the heat on him.

Prosecutors in Manhattan unveiled a rewritten indictment of the embattled state senator yesterday, packed with new charges for conspiring to commit bribery, as well as a second money laundering conspiracy count.

The new charges stem from the same incidents spelled out in the previously publicized court documents, and the latest revisions can be seen after the jump, courtesy of Capital Tonight.

One thing’s for sure, though. As charges pile on, so will the pressure for the once powerful state senator to step down.

View the documents.

Photo by Laura Fernandez, acclaimed photographer of such other stupendous scenes as Poop Machine: The Original.

After putting forward 16 bills in March to improve the city’s snow response in the wake of the December 26 Blizzard Boondoggle, Mayor Michael Bloomberg threatened to toss out the whole package. Now the two sides have reached a compromise, and yesterday the City Council passed just six bills into law.

The problem is, the six bills are toothless folly guaranteed to further erode residents’ confidence that the city can meet our most basic of winter needs.

See the bills the City Council threw out, and understand how we got screwed.

In yet another installment of the never-ending saga of Brooklyn’s bike lanes and the bicyclists who love them, cyclists all over the borough are gnashing their handlebars over an explosion in the amount of traffic tickets they’ve been slapped with this year versus the same time last year.

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Telling Tips, formerly Tuesday Tips, is a series of articles from local experts to help you save money, make better decisions and plan for a better future.

The stock market has performed very well since its 2009 low.  As a result, many of you may be sitting on large gains in stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares and other investment assets.  If you are in this situation, you might consider the extent to which you can sell appreciated assets this year to make use of available carryover and current year losses and/or to lock in this year’s maximum long-capital gains tax rate.

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When it comes to photography, you either have that certain je ne sais quois — or as we refer to it as in the industry: “an eye” — or you don’t, and Sofia Verzbolovskis definitely has it.

As the 23-year-old Panamanian photography student explained in an email to Sheepshead Bites:

“I’m a photography student at ICP (international center of photography). I’ve been going to sheepshead lately because I’m interested in documenting the neighborhood for some months. Its such a beautiful, rare place!!”

Keep reading about Verzbolovskis, and view more of her photographs.


Environmentalists, civic groups, local pols and members of the fishing and boating community, outraged over a plan calling for the destruction of 400 acres of Jamaica Bay wetlands to clear the path for a runway expansion project at John F. Kennedy Airport, finally have a chance to speak out tonight.  The Jamaica Bay Task Force Group is hosting a town hall meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the American Legion Hall, 209 Crossbay Boulevard in the Broad Channel section of Queens.

Find out what all the hubbub is about.