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Arts & Culture
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The scribes over at L Magazine – who definitely know how to write a good “Best of” list – just compiled their list of 50 Best Blocks In Brooklyn. Like the rest of the city’s media, they overlooked Southern Brooklyn. Just two blocks made it onto their list: 9. Best Block For Low-Brow Entertainment The…

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When we told you that the Brighton Beach show will air on Lifetime Channel, we didn’t really know what to make of it. Was Lifetime taking steps to re-brand for a younger, livelier generation? Were they moving from the wide-hipped Bonbon crowd to the Cosmo-downing, urban chic chickies?  You know… a little less Dorothy and…

Opinion
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Staff Sergeant Khaled Hafid is currently serving overseas as a contractor for the Department of State. He is a 10-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He has served multiple tours in more than 15 countries, including two combat tours in Iraq. He is an alumnus of Sheepshead Bay High School (1996), Shell Bank…

Arts & Culture
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I get a lot of e-mails and phone calls asking about Sheepshead Bay’s horse racing history. People want to know what tracks were around, where the tracks were, how long ago they existed, and – of course – photos, photos, photos! Sheepshead Bites has had a couple of historical nuggets on the tracks – which…

Arts & Culture
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Every community has its quirks, and discovering new ones always gives me a little kick. Even if it is small. The latest discovery I made was on a recent bike ride with reader Eitan K. We were talking about the Bay when Eitan dropped a little Russian knowledge bomb on me. Our Eastern European comrades…

Food & Nightlife
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New York Times published an appetite-whetting article about local clam bars, beginning with a conversation between strangers at Randazzo’s counter (2017 Emmons Avenue). The writer, Sam Sifton, artfully runs readers through the four types of clams, a slew of New York City-area clam bars, and the culture of the clam. For those who, like me, got…

Arts & Culture
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One of my favorite memories is from August 14, 2003. Sometime in the afternoon on that muggy day, 55 million people across the Northeast United States and Canada lost power. Lights went out. Air conditioners shut off. Computers faded to black, and the oft-overlooked hum of electric currents died out. There was a lot of…

News & Features
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The Russian community of Southern Brooklyn is getting extra attention to make sure its residents fill out their 2010 census forms. Approximately 90 Census Questionnaire Assistance Centers have opened in the area, including at the Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst. The centers are staffed with a census employee three days a week to help people…

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Say what you want about Russians, I’ll take them any day over hipsters. YouTube user pa518 does a damn good job of illustrating just how awkward an encounter between the two would be, with totally satisfying results. Using Xtranormal, a free web service that allows anyone to type dialog and direct their own animated clip, pa518 retells…

Business
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If your answer was “light” you were only partially right. If you said, “There are no holiday decorations hanging above”, you get first prize. The picture was taken during the height of the Christmas and Hannukah season (yesterday), but you would never know it based on the lack of festive decor. This year, the Bay…