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Bay Improvement Group did it again!

The group had its 24th annual holiday bash this past Sunday, bringing together more than 150 people to rock out to tunes and collect toys for some of the area’s neediest kids.

The do-gooders, with help from sponsors including Councilman Chaim Deutsch and Assemblywoman Helen Weinstein, as well as businesses like Jimmy’s Famous Heroes and the Baron DeKalb Knights of Columbus, raked it more than 850 brand new toys.

After the party, the toys were distributed to the group’s longtime partner, a local shelter for battered women, as well a new recipient, Coney Island Hospital’s pediatric unit, where they’ll be given out to terminally ill kids.

“The people and toys kept coming, we didn’t have time to open the many bags [at the event],” BIG President Steve Barrison wrote to Sheepshead Bites. “It was a success and all the toys were delivered to the shelters and Coney Island Hospital pediatrics!”

Vanilla Fudge's Vince Martell. Source: Wikipedia

Vanilla Fudge’s Vince Martell. Source: Wikipedia

The Bay Improvement Group (BIG) is teaming up with Councilman Chaim Deutsch to sponsor BIG’s 24th Annual Celebrity Holiday Caroling Free Concert and Toy Drive for Battered Women, Needy and Terminally Ill Children.

The yearly outreach event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Baron Dekalb, 3000 Emmons Avenue at Nostrand Avenue, Sunday, December 14 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. From a press release sent out by BIG:

Join in HOLIDAY CAROLING with Vince Martell – Vanilla Fudge “You Keep Me Hanging On”; US Navy Vet; Denver recording artist Peg Pearl of PBS “Love-In: A Musical; Dom “Randy” Safuto original lead singer of Randy and the Rainbows (“Denise”); Celebration with Ben Vereen, and others to be announced!

Admission is free with your donation of new and unwrapped toys, which will be distributed locally prior to Christmas. Toys can be dropped off at the Knights of Columbus, from now until Sunday between 12:00pm and 8:00pm.

For more information, call BIG President Steve Barrison at (212) 750-5560 or (718) 646-9206, email or visit BIG on YouTubeFacebookTwitter, and on and

Vanilla Fudge's Vince Martell. Source: Wikipedia

Vanilla Fudge’s Vince Martell. Source: Wikipedia

The 23rd Annual Bay Improvement Group (BIG) Celebrity Caroling Toy Drive, featuring Vanilla Fudge lead guitarist Vince Martell, Colorado recording artist Peg Pearl, Steam’s Greg Bravo (famed for “Na Na Na Na, Goodbye”) and more will be held this Sunday, December 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Baron DeKalb Knights of Columbus, 3000 Emmons Avenue.

Admission is free with your donation of a new unwrapped toy, which will go toward brightening up the Christmas of a less fortunate child.

For more information, call BIG President Steve Barrison at (212) 750-5560 or (718) 646-9206, email or visit BIG on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and on and

Arbuz owners and staff cleaning off the furniture just days after the storm.

THE BITE: The Bite’s been laying low as Sheepshead Bay struggles to recover from Hurricane Sandy. With so many still without power or heat, it seems a bit insensitive to write about a newly discovered food dish. Now’s the time to help our neighbors rebuild.

Many of our restaurants and food mongers who came out for this year’s A Taste of Sheepshead Bay are still recovering and some are already back in business. Please do your best to help support the businesses that support Sheepshead Bites and the community. Without their support we wouldn’t be able to bring you our coverage of the neighborhood. No one else provides the local news when you need it,  like Sheepshead Bites.

Rovshan Danilov, the owner of Arbuz, put it best. “We need Sheepshead Bay back. We need the businesses to return. We need the customers back. We need the landlords to understand and work with the small businesses of the Bay.” We’re all in this together.

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Woohoo! Tonight is the Sheepshead Bites Fourth Birthday Party, celebrating four years of coverage and community-building that we’re quite proud of.

But before the party kicks off, here are a few things you should know:

  • Music and festivities begin at 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
  • The venue’s location is 3000 Emmons Avenue, at the intersection of Nostrand Avenue. We are not using the main entrance; there is a walkway on the side of the building that leads to the bar and pier entrance.
  • There is very limited parking, so we advise that you either walk, take public transportation or use car service.
  • We have a suggested donation of $10 that helps cover our event costs, with the remainder put aside for our freelance writer budget. This ensures we can produce more original stories about our neighborhood. If you’re broke, we get it. No one will be turned away. However, if you read and enjoy Sheepshead Bites, we urge you to help keep our mission alive and give generously beyond the $10 suggestion.
  • Do not come hungry. While there is free food at this event, it is not a “foodie” event and is not meant to replace a meal. Bassett’s Caterers has generously provided a limited number of sandwiches and salads, and food will only be available while it lasts. On this note, we will also have someone giving out the food – not the free-for-all we had last year.
  • We apologize to those who cannot make it because of the Sabbath. Unfortunately, it was the only date available to us. We hope you can join us at a future event.
  • New York City is currently under a heat advisory. It will be in the mid-80s when our party is in full swing. Water will be available throughout the night, and the bar itself is air conditioned. Please stay hydrated.
  • We can’t wait to see you! If we’ve never met before, don’t hesitate to come up and introduce yourself to any member of the team.

Tomorrow’s the night, folks. All of us swinging hep cats are going to take over the pier at the Baron de Kalb – Knights of Columbus (3000 Emmons Avenue) for Sheepshead Bites’ Fourth Birthday Party! There will be cheap beer, cheap booze and free food while it lasts. The party starts at 8:00 p.m. and goes until the Knights kick us out.

After an intense search, we’ve secured two very different bands to fill the night with music. Both will get your feet a tapping to both originals and covers of your favorites songs. Tomorrow night Curbside Hustle and Melting Point will dominate the music scene of Sheepshead Bay!

Find out more about the bands after the break.

City Councilmembers Lew Fidler and Mike Nelson, and Borough President Marty Markowitz with Sheepshead Bites founder Ned Berke. (Photo by Randy Contello)

If you missed A Taste of Sheepshead Bay on Thursday night, you missed history being made.

Whereas, Brooklyn is most justifiably lauded for the rich array of culinary splendor that awaits residents and visitors alike, and everyone, from the comfort food seeker to the most finicky foodie is bound to encounter everything that will wow his or her palate, it is most fitting that we recognize those wonderful purveyors of decadent delectables, whose excellent taste and hard work help create the unique and fanciful flavor for which Brooklyn is widely known; and

Whereas, all of Brooklyn joins the owners, staff and supporters of twenty one of the best restaurants in Sheepshead Bay as Sheepshead Bites – Sheepshead Bay’s only independent news blog and winner of the L Magazine 2010 best local blogger distinction for Brooklyn and Manhattan - presents “A Taste of Sheepshead Bay,” an evening of eclectic food sampling and sumptuous entertainment, pronouncing Sheepshead Bay as Brooklyn’s premier culinary destination once again

So begins the proclamation issued by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz as he declared,

Now, therefore, I Marty Markowitz, President of the Borough of Brooklyn, do hereby proclaim, Thursday, October 27, 2011, 1st Annual Sheepshead Bites, A Taste of Sheepshead Bay Celebration Day in Brooklyn, USA.

Approximately 350 people attended the first Taste of Sheepshead Bay. They braved the elements to feast on the best that Sheepshead Bay had to offer as we celebrated the best damn neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Keep reading the event roundup, and to view more photos.

More than 300 people came to party on the pier at the Baron DeKalb Knights of Columbus Saturday night, celebrating the third year of Sheepshead Bites and the launch of Bensonhurst Bean, our new Bensonhurst news venture.

Check out our rundown and photo gallery of the event.

The Sheepshead Bay / Plumb Beach Civic Association is meeting tonight. They will be holding elections for their board and will also be discussing issues of concern to Sheepshead Bay and Plumb Beach.

Date: Tuesday, November 2
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Baron DeKalb K of C; 3000 Emmons Avenue
Refreshments will be served

The Sheepshead Bay/Plumb Beach Civic Association is holding its first meeting in many, many months tonight at the Baron DeKalb Knights of Columbus. The group has been on hiatus for quite a while; first for summer recess, and then a cancelled meeting in September because it coincided with a holiday.

SB/PB Civic is the only civic association serving the flagship neighborhood covered by Sheepshead Bites. We encourage all of our readers to attend and get involved, as the civic association’s (and the neighborhood’s) power grows only as the group swells in numbers and diversity. Take action now, and help your community take its rightful place as the premiere hub of Southern Brooklyn!

Date: Tuesday, October 5
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Baron DeKalb K of C; 3000 Emmons Avenue
Refreshments will be served

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