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News & Features
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Masters of poise and balance gathered together to ride across the city on unicycles for the third annual Unicycle Festival. Sheepshead Bites reader and “Friends of Ocean Parkway” blogger Allan Shweky sent us some wonderful pictures of talented unicycle enthusiasts wobbling away by Ocean Parkway. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz finally declared this past Friday “Brooklyn…

Arts & Culture
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Those wacky kids at Improv Everywhere returned to the beaches of Coney Island and Brighton Beach, decked out in their best formal wear. Sheepshead Bites reader Allan Shweky, who also runs Friends of Ocean Parkway, captured some photos of the comedy group as they invaded the beach and boardwalk. This isn’t the first time that Improv Everywhere…

Bits & Pieces Avenue Z between E. 7 St and Coney Island Avenue (Source
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Sheepshead Bites reader and Friends of Ocean Parkway blogger Allan Shweky sent us this photo of Avenue Z between East 7 Street and Coney Island Avenue with the following message: Here’s a pic that I shot using my new telephoto lens. Sign congestion.  There are over 30 signs of every type, shape and size on both…

News & Features
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The city has begun the process of removing tress damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Sheepshead Bites reader Allan Shweky, who runs the Friends of Ocean Parkway,  posted a series of photographs on a new site of his, Screwed on the Boardwalk, showing Parks Department workers chopping down trees left dead or dying as a result of Sandy. As…

Police & Fire
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Tipster Allan Shweky just sent us the above photo, letting us know that a driver apparently lost control of his vehicle, driving up on the sidewalk and smashed into a U.S. Postal Service mailbox and the brickwork in front of a home. It looks like major damage was done to the brickwork. The incident occurred…

News & Features
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Fifteen thousands runners will trot down Ocean Parkway from Prospect Park to Coney Island Avenue on Saturday, as a larger-than-ever Brooklyn Half Marthon takes to the streets. The marathon will spur rolling street closures down Ocean Parkway as runners arrive on the block. They’ll reopen as the last participants come through, with every street expected…