At the Kingsborough marina, courtesy of Michael Hill Goldstein via Facebook.
At the Kingsborough marina, courtesy of Michael Hill Goldstein via Facebook.
Over the past couple of days we’ve heard from a number of readers that their comments disappeared into the ether. I finally figured out the issue, and the comments should now be posted. If you don’t see your comment up, shoot me an e-mail and let me know. Some of the comments may also be duplicated from repeated efforts to post. If you’d like duplicates deleted, point them out to me. Thanks!
The first of State Senator Marty Golden’s annual Concerts In The Park series is kicking off tomorrow night, and we’ve got the full schedule. Concerts are free and open to the public and begin at 7:00 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. In case of poor weather, cancellations will be posted on the concert hotline by 5:00 p.m. the day of the event. The concert hotline is (718) 236-7547.
With 1629 Sheepshead Bay Road nearing completion, the owner said he is in talks to bring a lounge to Sheepshead Bay Road.
Owner Rovshan Sharifov said he hopes to bring an upscale bar and lounge to the first floor of the three-floor building when construction is complete, which he thinks will be the end of this year. If not a lounge, he said the space will be for retail use.
On the third floor he’ll move the Brooklyn location of his law practice Sharifov & Russell, LLP (his other office is in Hempstead, Long Island). His current practice is down the block at 1661 Sheepshead Bay Road. The second floor will have office space.
According to Department of Buildings records, Sharifov bought the property in 2008 from the Kallas family, which owns several properties on and around Sheepshead Bay Road. The Kallas family bought the land in 2005 for $930,000 and sold it three years later for $940,000. Sharifov said he plans to hold onto the property long-term.
The property was previously occupied by a nail salon.
With BayFest 2010 still on our minds, organizers with Bay Improvement Group are already gearing up for next year’s extravaganza. BayFest 2011 will be the 20th anniversary of the event, and the group is getting a head start to throwing an extra large celebration, “rocking out on all ten piers with 15 bands.” Don’t believe they can do it? Well, they threw a similar-sized event for their 10th anniversary, and that’s why they’re getting to the drawing board now.
Tonight at 8:00 p.m. at the Golden Gate Inn (3867 Shore Parkway on Knapp Street), Bay Improvement Group is holding a planning meeting and wants YOU to come down and put a word in. The event needs some fresh blood and some fresh ideas, so if you’ve got a knack for event planning and want to reinvigorate a Sheepshead Bay tradition, get down to this meeting!
On Sunday July 18, 2010, the Kingsborough Community College Peforming Arts Center will present Hudson Valley’s acclaimed mask and puppet theater in a special event for kids. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and be a Bright Summer Day, because that’s what the organizers are calling this event.
There will be performances with fantastically painted puppet figures and masked characters. Children ages 5 and up are invited to participate in The Parade of Fishes and a workshop of dancing and movement.
Reservations are not required for the general activities, but due to limited space, reservations are required for the workshop. As of today, there is no more availability for the workshop, but you may be placed on a waiting list, if spots become open. Call the KBCC PAC box office at (718) 368-5596.
The 23-year-old driver of the 2002 Chrysler Sebring that struck and killed a 52-year-old man last night in Manhattan Beach has been arrested.
Anthony Garcia was charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, as well as for driving with a suspended license, after being picked up by police early this morning.
Garcia struck 52-year-old Brian Waldman around 9:30 p.m. yesterday while Waldman was leaving his car. The victim died in route to Coney Island Hospital.
Ira Zalcman, of the Manhattan Beach Community Group, was on the scene and wrote this report for the civic’s website:
The car that him had several occupants and was going westward and stopped a block away from the impact. Debris could be seen for most of that block.
The car door that was hit looked like it was shredded. Glass was strewn like confetti. Witnesses said the car that caused the accident was speeding. When this writer left the scene of the accident NYC Highway Police were beginning to do their measurements.
Sheepshead Bites is bringing back Tuesday Tips, a series of articles from local experts to help you save money, make better decisions and plan for a better future. This week brings a tip from Joseph Reisman, of the Joseph S. Reisman & Associates accounting firm that’s been serving tax prep and business accounting expertise from its Coney Island Avenue office for more than 25 years. Check out the firm’s website, and don’t forget to tune in next week, when real estate and bankruptcy lawyer Daniel Gershburg returns with more advice!
No, although your house may need it, it will not be able to apply for Medicare. But it may have to pay into it.
The new Medicare tax, beginning in 2013, is a 3.8 percent tax on the taxable profit from the sale of a home. In fact, this new tax is on all taxable investment income including interest, dividends, annuities, royalties, and rents if your modified adjusted gross income is in excess of $200,000 if you are single, $250,000 if you are married filing jointly or a surviving spouse, or $125,000 if you are married filing separately. (Excluded from the tax are tax-exempt interest, and tax-exempt income, including veterans’ benefits.)
Add this 3.8 percent surcharge to the upcoming increase to 20 percent in the capital gains rates (for a total of a 23.8 percent rate), and the possible increase of the dividend rate to 39.6 percent, and your sale might no longer be your retirement nest egg.
Again, not included in the taxable profit is the homeowner’s exclusion of $250,000 ($500,000 for joint filers). However, if yours is a multi-family home, the homeowner’s exclusion only applies to your apartment – the rest of the house is your business income and subject to full taxes.
If the sale of your home is in the foreseeable future, call your tax preparer to see how you can minimize your tax burden.
Update [10:45 p.m.]: The victim was a 52-year-old Sheepshead Bay resident. The alleged driver has been brought to the station for question, but she reportedly denies being behind the wheel of the car. She said another man was driving and fled the scene.
A man was struck by a car on Shore Boulevard within the past hour
possibly leading to his death, according to a source at the scene.
Manhattan Beach Community Group President Ira Zalcman contacted us with some preliminary information. He said a 52-year-old man
, approximately 40 years old,got out of his vehicle after parking on the water side of Shore Boulevard, between Coleridge Street and Beaumont Street. While his door was still open, he and his car were struck by a westbound vehicle with about four people inside.
Zalcman described the damage to the victim’s door as “incredible,” adding that witnesses of the accident are shocked and said the driver was speeding.
Police have taped off the entire boulevard for two blocks. Zalcman said police on the scene are being tight-lipped,
but from the way they’re handling it, the accident was likely fatal and the accident was fatal. An officer told him that a Highway Patrol Unit was on its way to take measurements, indicating that it’s being treated as a crime scene.
We’ll bring you more information as it becomes available.
From the New York Post:
Embattled Brooklyn state Sen. Carl Kruger last year tapped his campaign fund for $10,500 in payments to an obscure New Jersey company that operates out of a private home and communicates via post-office box, The Post has learned.
The payments went to Reliable Repair Inc., a Fair Lawn, NJ, firm the Democratic lawmaker said was hired to install air conditioning and heating systems at his district office.
But campaign records on four 2009 payments to Reliable gave conflicting addresses for the business, including three that list a nonexistent address in New Jersey.
The fourth address was for a New Jersey post office, where a worker said Reliable pays for a box but operates from a home a half-mile away. Neighbors were unfamiliar with any business there.
Kruger, who’s being probed by the FBI in an alleged pay-to-play scheme, said the firm came “highly recommended” by Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay constituents.
Reached by phone to answer questions about work done for Kruger, Mark Yanishevsky, named as Reliable Repair’s vice president, asked: “Why are you trying to blackmail me? How did you find me?”
Here at Sheepshead Bites, we’ve got a lot of Kruger’s Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay constituents as readers. So does anyone recommend Reliable Repair Inc.?