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Business
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Popular Community Savings Bank is adding its third Sheepshead Bay location, with an opening slated for 2121 Avenue U. The storefront is the former home of Capital Paint, which recenlty moved to Avenue U and East 28th Street. And, yes, the planned bank is next door to another bank – Capital One, at 2123 Avenue…

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Caucasus Garden, or Kavkazkiy Dvorik, got a facelift about a month ago with an all new storefront and awning at 2715 Avenue U. It appears they’ve also eliminated the CG from the signage, which stood for Caucasus Garden, which we’re pretty sure is the English translation of Kavkazkiy Dvorik. Confused yet? Who cares. They have yummy food,…

Police & Fire
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Early morning straphangers made a gruesome find Saturday after a man hanged himself at Avenue U’s N line subway station in Gravesend. The man was found hanging by a “thick rope” at about 3:35am, police told the Daily News. The rope was tied to the staircase on the Manhattan-bound side of the platform, Gothamist adds. Conflicting…

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Avenue U between East 15th Street and East 16th Street is currently closed to traffic after a crane struck the Brighton line subway overpass. At approximately 11:15am, a large flatbed truck carrying the crane and two concrete cylinders attempted to pass under the overpass, but it just didn’t have the clearance. The crane slammed into the…

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ViVi Bubble Tea, a franchise serving tapioca-ball-filled beverages, is setting up shop at 1501 Avenue U. Signs went up at the location last week, and it replaces Boss Dental. It will be one of several places on Avenue U where one can get bubble tea, including Kung Fu Tea across the street. ViVi is a growing…

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Shisha Lounge at 2711 Avenue U has closed for good after less than a year in business. It looks like the business shuttered a month or so ago, and “For rent” signs are now up at the location. The Egyptian hookah lounge and restaurant opened in December 2013, promising “the best shisha you’ve ever had” on…

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Sweet Island, a bonafide candy store, is now open at 1214 Avenue U. The owners told us they opened up shop about a month ago, and the place seems like a slightly Eastern European twist on the candy shops of my youth. They’ve got the staple candies, including collectible M&M dispensers and such, but they…

News & Features
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Nearly two years after Superstorm Sandy came ashore, many of our neighbors are still struggling to rebuild. Local pols are trying to make it a little easier by bringing in-office services to the community. Council members Mark Treyger and Chaim Deutsch are both hosting reps at their offices from various agencies to help in the recovery. Deutsch…

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