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.

Source: allairports.net

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.

Do you know of a Brooklyn-based band with a sizable following? Tell them to get in touch with Sheepshead Bites as soon as possible!

The Bay Improvement Group (BIG) is looking for a Brooklyn act to play in BayFest 2011, and they’ve asked Sheepshead Bites to aid their search. The problem is, we need to have a list of potential bands in by tonight.

BayFest 2011 takes place May 15, and the chosen band will be paid a handsome sum for their appearance.

If you want to be considered, send an e-mail to me using the contact page. Be sure to include:

  • Your band’s name
  • A link to a website with streaming samples of your music, like Myspace
  • A contact phone number and e-mail address that will be answered over the weekend

Absolute deadline for submission is 6:00 p.m. tonight.

“One may have a blazing hearth in one’s soul and yet no one ever come to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way.” – Vincent van Gogh

Photo by nolastname, taken on Ocean Parkway between Avenue O and Avenue P.

Okay, guys. It’s time to name this little bugger. He looks like the same fellow that was hanging out at the Miramar Yacht Club in February, and probably a relative of the GPS-cyborg-seal chilling on Brighton Beach last month. This time, Franz (I’m naming him Franz until we’ve come to a consensus) was soaking in some rays near Sheepshead Bay Yacht Club’s marina at 3076 Emmons Avenue. Reader Dave Janicki, who sent the photo, said he also saw Franz yesterday, swimming about the bay.

This proves it: Sheepshead Bay has it all when it comes to water. And by all, I mean swans and seals. We’ve got swans and seals. And sewage. Swans, seals and sewage.

So… Franz. Agreed?

We just got word that there was a “pretty nasty” car accident at the intersection of Bedford Avenue and Emmons Avenue within the past 40 minutes or so.

We’re told one of the vehicles broadsided the other, and then they both spun out into the lightpole at the northwest corner of the intersection. The airbags of both vehicles were deployed, but a person at the scene said that no one was injured.

Drive safely, folks. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.

Department of Sanitation Community Affairs Officer Iggy Terranova attended last night’s Sheepshead Bay / Plumb Beach Civic Association meeting, answering questions from the public about sanitation laws and keeping the neighborhood clean.

Do you know that lids are required when you put your garbage can out (but that there are ways around it)? Or that you’re responsible for cleaning 18 inches into the street in front of your home? How about challenging fees without going downtown? Terranova responded to a battery of questions, and also explained how New York City’s Strongest can help you settle garbage-related disputes with your neighbors. Watch to video to find out more.

Got a problem you’d like to see dealt with? Terranova is available by phone at (646) 885-4503 or by e-mail at iterranova@dsny.nyc.gov.

Welcome back to The Bite, Sheepshead Bites’ weekly column where we explore the foodstuffs of Sheepshead Bay. Each week we check out a different offering from one of the many restaurants, delis, food carts, bakeries, butchers, fish mongers, or grocers in our neighborhood. If it’s edible, we’ll take a bite.

It’s a Friday in lent. What’s a good Catholic going to eat? Pizza? Greens Kutabs? Fried Clams? A Bob Salad? Pancakes? Potato Vareniki? All good choices, but not right for this Friday night. I simply can’t make up my mind.

But why should I have to choose? Yes, it’s lent and self-denial is one of the tenets of the faith, but I’m always a bit naughty. No outright sin mind you, but I’m going to push the envelope a little. Tonight, it’s the “mixed appetizers” plate from Anatolian Gyro.

So, is this plate like dancing on the edge of hell? Keep reading to find out.

Assemblyman Cymbrowitz’s mobile community office will be visiting the Kings Highway Brooklyn Public Library at 2115 Ocean Avenue, on Friday, April 8, from 2 to 4 p.m.

A staff member will be in attendance to discuss local issues and answer questions from the community.

Call (718) 743-4078 for more information.

A T-Mobile store is opening at 1507 Sheepshead Bay Road, and employees were there today putting the finishing touches on the storefront. The Ameritel-operated exclusive T-Mobile dealer plans to open on Tuesday, April 12, if not sooner, they told Sheepshead Bites.

Ameritel operates mobile phone retailers all over the globe, including several others in Southern Brooklyn.

The opening apparently put additional stress on the Boost Mobile vendor next door, at 1505 Sheepshead Bay Road. Owner Craig Shulman learned of the opening in February, and said he had words with the landlord, who owns both properties. He decided to close his shop on April 1.