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News & Features The puppies with Rescue City volunteers and Oceanside veterinarians. Source: Facebook

A local animal advocacy group rescued nine puppies on Tuesday that they say were neglected from an Avenue X home in Gravesend. Volunteers from Rescue City, a group that facilitates pet adoptions, became aware of the alleged abuse while monitoring Facebook. They dispatched members to check out the situation, and found a yard full of young…

Business la-trattoria

La Trattoria, a staple of Italian dining on Avenue U, has served its last meal after more than a quarter of a century in business. A “For Rent” sign appeared in the restaurant’s 2811 Avenue U window earlier this month, as seen in the above photo by tipster Bruce Brodinsky. The restaurant’s phone has been disconnected. The landlord…

Business Photo by Lisa Willner

It was back in November that Sheepshead Bay lost 5-year-old independent gym Challenge Fitness, and now the storefront has been gobbled up by Amazing Discount, a bargain basement store. Amazing Discount opened at 2209 Avenue X late last month, selling the usual assortment of made-in-wherever housewares, toys, supplies, et cetera. Remains of the Challenge sign can…

Education The photo of Ramirez and the former student, which has made rounds in the school. (via Daily News)

A teacher at Origins High School, one of the new schools located at the former Sheepshead Bay High School (3000 Avenue X), was removed from the classroom and sent to the infamous “rubber rooms” after a photo surfaced showing a former student kissing him on the cheek. An Instagram photo shows physical education teacher John Ramirez looking…

Real Estate Gravesend library (Source: Google Maps)

New York City will acquire the property housing the Gravesend branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at 303 Avenue X, the latest move to own all of the 59 properties where their libraries are located. The city gained authorization from Kings County Supreme Court in April 2014 to use eminent domain to seize the property, Commercial…

Police & Fire

Judging by the number of e-mails we’ve received this year, package thieves are ruining the Sheepshead Bay holiday season at a higher rate than usual. While most who’ve contacted us have asked for advice (spoiler: file a police report), reader Timur K. snatched a rare clear photo of the man who stole his delivery. For…

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