More than 1,230 households are without power in Marine Park, Mill Basin and other areas, after a transformer exploded on Avenue T and Hendrickson Street.
The explosion occurred at approximately 6:40 p.m., and Con Edison has been called to the scene.
Notify NYC has issued the following report:
Con Edison is responding to a power outage in Brooklyn zip codes 11226, 11203, 11210, 11229, 11234, and 11236. To report a loss of electric service, contact Con Edison at 1-800-75-CONED (26633) or online at http://www.coned.com.
The YDE School of 49 Avenue T in Gravesend is picking up and moving to 2533 Coney Island Avenue in Sheepshead Bay.
In a report by Commercial Observer, YDE, a private Jewish school, has leased out a plot of land in a space previously occupied by a Ford Dealership and repair shop for the past 40 years.
The location features a 25,000 square foot one story building and a 25,000 square foot parking lot. The rarity of a deal involving so much space and potential was noted by the deal’s broker,
It is unusual for a 50,000-square-foot plot with tremendous air rights and development possibility to come available in Brooklyn like this,” said Zach Mishaan, a senior managing director at WinickRealtyGroup and broker on the transaction, in a prepared statement. “They have unlimited development rights that they can enjoy over the entire term of the lease and the site will offer them tremendous growth potential for years to come.”
YDE plans to open the school in 2013, starting it off as a high school, but eventually expanding it to all grades. They hold a 30-year lease on the property.
Thieves stole Mariya's airbag and shattered at least one of her windows.
Tipster Mariya Y. sent us a note about a recent rash of car break-ins in the neighborhood.
Her Nissan Sentra, a neighbor’s Nissan Maxima and another neighbor’s Nissan Rouge were all broken into over the weekend. They were parked under the B/Q line at Ave S and East 15th Street and around the corner on East 16th Street.
Another car, an ambulette, was also a target. The ambulette was parked under the elevated tracks at Ave T.
The thieves seem to be targeting Nissans. They stole Mariya’s airbag. It is not known what was taken from the other cars.
Remember to park only in well-lighted places whenever possible, and don’t leave any valuables in view (not even pennies in the cupholder). A surprising number of people continue to leave their doors unlocked, police have repeatedly stressed, enabling additional thefts.
Residents are encouraged to report any suspicious activity to authorities and this time around, if you are driving a Nissan, don’t park it under the train tracks!
A tipster sent in the above photo at approximately 10:00 p.m. last night, showing an SUV that appears to have tumbled and hit a light pole on Avenue T and East 12th Street. According to the tipster, the driver had been speeding and went through a red light before losing control of his vehicle.
It is unknown if anyone was injured in the accident.
Firefighters are responding to an all-hands fire at 602 Avenue T, between Ocean Parkway and East 7th Street in Gravesend, according to reports coming in over the police scanner.
The building is a six-story apartment building, and the initial report states the fire is on the first floor.
Additional FDNY units are on the way.
This is a breaking news story and may contain inaccuracies. We will update it as more information becomes available. If anyone has more information or additional photos, please send them to tips (at) sheepsheadbites (dot) com.
Existing and proposed bicycle routes in Community Board 15. Dotted red lines are "potential bike routes." (Click to see the full map)
Community Board 15 Chairperson Theresa Scavo is blasting the city’s plan to add three new bicyle routes in the Sheepshead Bay area, saying it puts cyclists’ lives at risk.
The city’s master plan for bike lanes identifies Avenue Y, Avenue T and Avenue P as potential bike routes within the boundaries of Community Board 15. The exact paths of the bike routes are:
Avenue Y between Ocean Parkway and Knapp Street. Knapp Street is also a proposed bike route between Emmons Avenue and Gerritsen Avenue.
Avenue T between Stillwell Avenue (where it branches off to Bath Beach and Coney Island) and Gerritsen Avenue.
Avenue P between Stillwell Avenue (where it joins another proposed bike route heading up Bay Ridge Parkway) and Nostrand Avenue. At Kings Highway there is a proposed spur that runs up Kings Highway into Canarsie.
Members of a prominent Ocean Parkway synagogue skipped candle lighting ceremonies last night, instead sparking a flame of civil war.
A plan to expand the facilities of Congregation Shaare Zion at 2030 Ocean Parkway was voted down, as congregants who opposed the plan packed into Community Board 15′s December meeting last night, stoking controversy in what was expected to be a humdrum meeting.
An 80-year-old man died on Tuesday, after being struck by a car while crossing the street.
The incident occurred on East 7th Street at Avenue T at 6:45 a.m. A 21-year-old driver struck Aron Dudkin with his Nissan. Dudkin was taken to Coney Island Hospital, where he died from his injuries. The motorist remained on scene, and no charges have been made against him.
The crossing where Dudkin was hit is a signalized intersection. Was he crossing with the light? Was the driver proceeding through the intersection on Avenue T, or turning from East 7th? Judging by video from the scene, it looks as if the victim was knocked out of his shoes. Was speed a factor? Unfortunately, these crucial details are kept off-limits by NYPD. As far the general public is concerned, in all likelihood this case is closed.
Homecrest Community Services (HCS) will hold its 15th Annual Senior Health Fair, Wednesday, September 21 (rain or shine), from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the grounds of Homecrest Presbyterian Church, East 15th Street and Avenue T.
There will be presentations on health and wellness, as well as health screenings by medical personnel, and workshops will be conducted in both Chinese and English. Additionally, health-related literature will be distributed to attendees. The fair is free of charge for HCS members and other seniors 60 years and older in the neighborhood.
According to event organizers, “Our annual Health Fair has always been a great success, with over 1,000 senior participants from the neighborhood expected to attend.”