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Business Photo by Lisa Willner
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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)
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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)
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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
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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…

Business
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Fitness enthusiasts sweated through their final classes at Challenge Fitness last week, after owners announced that the gym would be shutting down. A gym member said her class instructor announced during her Wednesday class that the owners had lost the lease to the 2209 Avenue X storefront. The sudden closure of the independent, family-owned gym comes after five…

Business
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Gravesend is about to get a new butcher in Atlas Meat Market, an acclaimed Kensington business that is moving to Avenue X in early November. The news comes via our sister site, Ditmas Park Corner, which writes that shop is leaving its 4311 18th Avenue location and taking over 387 Avenue X, which was most recently…

Police & Fire
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UPDATE 10/4, 8am: Police have identified the man as 28-year-old Denis Volchkin, and say the shooting occurred after officers responded to two domestic incidents involving Volchkin and his mother. The NYPD reports they initially responded to a dispute between him and his mother at their home on E 26th St at about 5:30pm Friday, in…

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