The Bay Improvement Group is holding a memorial service for the artist behind a mural on East 15th Street off Sheepshead Bay Road.
The group is gathering on Sunday, November 7, at noon to remember the life and work of Faith Palmer-Persen, who died of cancer just before New Years. Palmer-Persen was commissioned by BIG in the 1990s to do the work, and the group regularly cleans and restores it.
Family and friends of the artist will be in attendance, and the entire community is invited to join them for the service.
One of the most common reasons families square off against one another is over property and finances. Luckily for Sheepshead Bay, our friend (and a site sponsor) Bill Reinhardt is offering a free seminar next week to help residents get ahead in their estate plans and avoid the squabbles.
Estate planning is the best tool to eliminate uncertainties in case of death or incapacitation. It draws out the guidelines for divvying up your property, it maximizes the value of the estate by reducing taxes, and guardians are often designated for minor children.
Reinhardt, a Sheepshead Bay-based attorney with more than 25 years experience in real estate law and estate planning, is holding the seminar at The Reinhardt Professional Building at 2990 Avenue U (corner of Batchelder Street). He’s holding it in two time-slots on Wednesday, November 10 – either 2:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.
It appears everything’s been going swell – except for the rats – and construction is on schedule. The project should be completed in Fall 2011. [Corrected - see below.]
But the next phase could upset neighbors. Starting on Monday, November 8, night time pile driving will occur between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. for approximately six nights. Pile driving is the technique of hammering enormous supports deep into the ground by repeatedly slamming a metal weight on top of it. The work will be done near Hubbard Street on the westbound Belt Parkway.
If you’ve ever had a neighbor hammering some crap in the early morning hours, you know how annoying that can be. Imagine that times 44,000 pounds.
From a Ruby’s rep, on the Coney Island Message Board:
NOW ITS TIME TO YELL – GET READY CI PEEPS _ SAT. NOV 6th anytime after 12:30 pm – ? ITS TIME TO RALLY AND LET ZAMPERLA/ RECCHIA/ MARKOWITZ/ CIDC & BlOOMBERG NOW HOW WE FEEL
It may very well be Ruby’s last day of operation, so it’s worth showing up just so you can tell the kiddies you were there for the death rattle, when they tell you they read in school about some amusement park in Coney Island – that place they only know for condos and shopping.
So sign the petition and show up to Ruby’s Bar & Grill on the boardwalk near Stillwell Avenue between 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to show your support and play a role in a tragically historic Southern Brooklyn event!
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.
The New York City Police Department is searching for thieves who’ve been targeting cell phone stores in Southern Brooklyn.
The men in the above surveillance photos burglarized 10 stores in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Bensonhurst, Sunset Park and Brighton Beach – taking up to a dozen cell phones at a time. The crimes occured over the last month and half, and the thieves also stole a laptop from one of the stores.
The suspects are described as between 18 and 20 years old, around 5 foot 8, and weighing 160 to 170 pounds.
Anyone with information about the case should contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, by texting TIP577 to CRIMES, or by going to NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.
Two Nissans were involved in an accident on Oriental Boulevard and Hastings Street at around 1:00 p.m. The tan car in the photograph jumped the curb of the median. It is unclear if anyone was injured. We’ll fill you in if we find out more.
The unannounced convoy threw many residents and drivers into confusion. Members of the auto club blocked off intersections and began directing traffic along the route. On Knapp Street and Avenue W, members were shouting at uncooperative commuters, and residents of the area stood on the sidewalk watching in confusion. No one knew what was going on. Sheepshead Bites received about a half-dozen inquiries from startled residents about the event.
Event organizers saw it as an opportunity to remember their friend and lift spirits in the wake of her death.
“She was a positive person. And that’s how you have to do. You have to do it positive. Right now, you going to shed your tears; it’s gonna come. But at this point in time — we have to stay positive; we have to keep it alive,” a participant told NY1.
We were hearing reports all day yesterday about these signs, which went up for several blocks around the Petco at Avenue Y and East 16th Street.
It does appear someone is going after local strays, so if you’ve got a pet cat who likes the outdoors, it might be a good idea to keep it inside for the next couple of weeks.
We’ve also heard all the strays at the former gas station on Avenue Z and East 16th are gone. One person yesterday told us they feared they were all dead, but another reader informed us that a friend of hers had rescued three kittens from the location. A fourth was dead. She is now looking for homes for the kitties, so speak up if you’re interested.
As the sign notes, there is a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone poisoning cats. To file a report, contact the Humane Law Enforcement of the ASPCA at (212) 876-7700 x4450.