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Business The new storefront at 3768 Nostrand Avenue. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)

Cricket Wireless has signed the lease for a 1,200-square-foot storefront being built adjacent to the 7-Eleven at Nostrand Avenue and Avenue Y, according to the property owner. The new store is expected to open at the end of August. Property owner Ash Management Realty applied for a permit to add a one-story extension to their…

Real Estate 2443 Ocean Avenue (Source: Google Maps)

A long overgrown and litter strewn lot at 2443 Ocean Avenue will soon become the construction site for a planned six-story, 28-unit residential development. The developer, Bernard Weingarten, of Mesivta Haichel HaTorah, has owned the property since 1975, according to New York YIMBY, which first reported on the plans. Though the property, near Avenue T,…

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Dozens of residential buildings and residents in Bed-Stuy, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Borough Park and other neighborhoods across Brooklyn — Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Flatlands, Midwood, and Coney Island — are caught up in a bribery scandal that has led to the arrest of several officials with the Department of Buildings (11 arrests) and the Department of…

Real Estate

Preservationists have been bracing themselves for news of the Vitagraph smokestack’s fate ever since scaffolding was placed around it in October. Now the developer who owns the 1263 East 14th Street property has filed plans to construct a new eight-story residential building with 302-units. Sheepshead Bites was the first to report that Hampshire Properties purchased the…


Community and civic leaders met with representatives for the owners of Loehmann’s Seaport Plaza to discuss a plan to add a new floor to the development. The heated discussion boiled down to whether or not the plan was an investment in the community’s viability post-Sandy, or a bailout for a landlord who made a bad buy. The…


Sheepshead Bay Road’s Global Wholesale Market may reopen two years after it sold its last apple, as the building is currently undergoing major renovations. The building at 1414 Sheepshead Bay Road sat silently since the business’ closure in September 2012, nearly a decade after it first opened. But, as any straphanger using the Sheepshead Bay Road…

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