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Business Macy's Backstage, a new discount clothing store, will open in the Loehmann's Seaport Plaza on September 2.
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Macy’s will open a new discount store — called Macy’s Backstage — in the Loehmann’s Seaport Plaza on Wednesday, September 2. Earlier this year, Macy’s announced it was entering the “off-price” retail market and will open six pilot locations in New York and New Jersey to compete against companies like T.J. Maxx, Ross and a Nordstrom Rack.…

Business Commissioner Julie Menin addresses the audience.
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Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Julie Menin spoke to a packed gymnasium at Brighton Beach’s Shorefront Y on Wednesday evening, where she outlined the city’s effort to reduce the burden of onerous fines on small business owners. Menin described a number of reforms implemented by Consumer Affairs since she was appointed commissioner last year. Among them:…

Arts & Music Sheepshead Bay charter fishing boat, the Capt's Lady.
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A disabled Navy veteran and Sheepshead Bay resident has turned his love of New York’s iconic imagery into a photography business that will benefit America’s wounded service members. Phil Esposito, who served in the Navy for 24 years, suffered two injuries during his service — he was wounded in by a rocket propelled grenade in Vietnam and hurt…

Business Sheepshead Bay fisherman Richard Arneman on board the Ranger VI.
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Unless regulators provide a less abrupt alternative, the amount of fluke caught by commercial and sport fishermen could be nearly cut in half by next year — a sudden drop that might seriously wound the charter fishing fleet in Sheepshead Bay. Captain Anthony DiLernia, one of New York’s representatives in the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, said lower-than-expected fluke…

Business A collection of stores near the intersection of East 16th Street and Sheepshead Bay Road.
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City Councilman Chaim Deutsch is looking to clean up his district’s commercial centers and make them more hospitable to both store owners and shoppers. Deutsch is behind several initiatives, mostly centered around Sheepshead Bay Road, that will increase the police presence in the area, clean up trash, and lift some of the burdensome fines and penalties the…

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Attention neighbors between the ages of 14 and 24! If you’re looking for a summer job, you can apply now for the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program. Through Friday, April 10, you’ll be able to apply for a summer gig through the program, which provides people with paid employment for up to six weeks in…

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People looking for some cheap hot coffee while waiting in line for some Di Fara Pizza (1424 Avenue J) this winter have a new place to visit. A brand new 7-Eleven has opened at 1523 Avenue J at the corner of East 16th Street in Midwood. Cafe 16 previously occupied the spot right next to the…

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Elvira Grau (née) Kucherwhat was nine years old when she moved from the Ukraine to Sheepshead Bay. Aside from the language difficulties one faces when moving to another country, she also had to overcome learning with dyslexia. Grau made it through school, assimilated as best as possible and went to a community college. Finally, after years of…

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Several local businesses routinely express frustration to Sheepshead Bites about the number of fines the city has doled out, whether it be for trash, health inspections or obscure signage regulations. And, according to the complaints we get, it seems inspectors of businesses are unfamiliar with many of the regulations and sometimes apply them inconsistently. But…

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Long established Sheepshead Bay’s Circle Bistro located at 2801 Coney Island Avenue has closed its doors for good. Michael Amodo & Co. hosted an auction last Sunday for all of the building’s furnishings and furniture. Now all that remains is an empty shell. This is sad. My then fiance and I took my mother to…

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