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The NYPD is turning to neighbors for help in tracking down a burglar caught doing his dirty deed on surveillance video.

Police say the man broke into an East 27th Street home near Avenue Z through a back window at around 9:30 p.m. on August 31.

The man nabbed approximately $135,000 in stolen property, including an iPhone, jewelry and watches, ABC reports.

They add:

The suspect is described as a male with a light skin complexion, with a tattoo of a bulldog on his right shoulder and a tattoo of praying hands on his right forearm.

Anyone with information in regards is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).


A pair of internationally recognized street artists have turned walls on two separate blocks off of Avenue U into stellar artwork, thanks to organization by a Williamsburg-based gallery established by a Sheepshead Bay native.

Keep reading and view the photos.

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An ex-Ghostbuster might be roaming around your neighborhood toting along some film-making buddies. Sources have tipped us off that none other than Bill Murray, aka the greatest man of our times, is shooting a movie called St. Vincent in Marine Park.

The shoot has been going on the past few weeks, capturing scenes around Marine Park, most recently on Batchelder Street between Avenue S and Avenue T last night. Yesterday, they also were scheduled to shoot on Avenue U between East 26th Street and East 27th Street, where they set up a fake MTA bus stop. We had hoped to tell you earlier, but wanted to wait until we had a photo. Unfortunately, that never happened.

According to a short piece by Variety, the director, Theodore Melfi, is a Brooklyn native. A source in the production company claims that he loves the area. Other stars perhaps dotting our streets might include Naomi Watts, Melissa McCarthy and Chris O’Dowd.

Here is the brief synopsis of the film:

MAGGIE (Melissa McCarthy) a single mother, moves in to a new home in Brooklyn with her 12­‐year old son, OLIVER. Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, VINCENT (Bill Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named DAKA (Naomi Watts), Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine – the racetrack, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to -­ a misunderstood man with a good heart.

Seems interesting. If anyone runs into Bill Murray or Chris O’Dowd grabbing a drink somewhere local, let us know! And send us photos if you’ve got them!

UPDATE (12:00 p.m.): I’m so jealous! Reader Janine Sav sent in this photo she nabbed with Mr. Murray last night, in front of Good Shepherd Catholic Church. She adds that they have been filming on Batchelder Street and Avenue T, where the crew “fixed up” a house to look rundown.


The Sheepshead Bay / Plumb Beach Civic Association held its annual Memorial Day and Armed Forces Day Parade on Saturday, drawing scores of neighbors to watch antique automobiles, local veterans and school kids honor the men and women of the nation’s armed forces.

Like other Memorial Day observances, the event remembers the local heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice serving and protecting our nation. But SBPB Civic’s event falls on Armed Forces Day, a lesser known holiday to honor Americans serving in the five U.S. military branches, making the parade an opportunity to honor those past and present.

A battalion of vehicles from the Baron DeKalb Knights on Bikes and the Antique Automobile Association of Brooklyn led the procession down Emmons Avenue, from Ocean Avenue to the veteran’s memorial at Brown Street. They were followed by the Fort Hamilton High School Junior ROTC and the Bishop Kearney High School band, along with the NYPD Auxiliary Ceremonial Marching Unit and the Marine Corps League Color Guard, among others.

The procession stopped just before Driscoll Tucker Park at East 27th Street, where taps was performed and ceremonial flags flown, while SBPB Civic President Kathy Flynn tossed flowers in the water to honor the fallen.

The event honored several living local veterans who served in conflicts as far back as World War II. Six local students were also recognized for writing award-winning essays and art pieces about Memorial Day.

View the photo gallery.

Photo courtesy of Esfir Neyman

We received this photo and a message from SBites reader Esfir Neyman:

We have a stripped vehicle on Emmons Ave for over a month. Reported to 311 – nothing is being done.  In addition we have cars parked without plates on Emmons between E 26 and E 27th streets which we reported to the city as well, but they are still there.

It’s been a while since we’ve received a stripped car e-mail, which I hope means the situation is improving. Now let’s see if someone trucks the cars Esfir writes about away. Best of luck.

The Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association is celebrating the holidays tomorrow with refreshments, music and a panel on community service.

The meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Kings Chapel (Quentin Road and East 27th Street).

The panel, titled “Inter-relationships: Neighbors Serving and Sharing,” feautres Dr. Alvin Kass, Rabbi of the East Midwood Jewish Center & Chief Chaplain for the NYPD, and teacher Sally Hipscher.

Refreshments will be served and music will be played. Elected officials, the 61st Precinct Community Affairs Unit, and neighbors will attend.

For more info, call (718) 375-9158.

A new market serving halal products has opened at 2705 Avenue Z, off East 27th Street… you know, just a block away from the 2812 Voorhies Avenue mosque, an area that opponents claimed has no Muslim residents.

Well, regardless, the Sheepshead Bay Halal Market has been open for a few weeks and looks well stocked. It replaces B&R Electronics & AC Service, the television and appliance repair shop that has been in this location for as long as I can remember. But, fret not, B&R is still alive and kicking – they’ve just moved around the corner to 2577 East 27th Street.

Good luck to the halal market and B&R in their new locations!

Tappen's Hotel, Emmons Avenue and East 27th Street. Source: Forgotten New York

Remember last month, when The Village Voice’s Robert Sietsema compiled a round-up in which Sheepshead Bay nabbed the top three slots out of five for “Five Dead and Gone Classic Brooklyn Restaurants?”

Apparently they missed one (although, to be fair, so did we). It turns out that yesterday, in 1950 — and I’ll bet even Lisanne didn’t know this (although…now that I think of it, she probably does) — a fire gutted the venerable Sheepshead Bay landmark Tappen’s Restaurant on Emmons Avenue and East 27th Street.

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Caucasus Garden Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn

Welcome back to The Bite, Sheepshead Bites’ weekly column where we explore the foodstuffs of Sheepshead Bay. Each week we’ll check out a different offering from one of the many restaurants, delis, food carts, bakeries, butchers, fish mongers, or grocers in our neighborhood. If it’s edible, we’ll take a bite.

You gotta love our neighborhood! You can sample just about the entire world’s cuisine and still never leave Sheepshead Bay. This week we move on from our Eastern European foods and friends and head over to Azerbaijan for kutabs. Never heard of kutabs? Neither had I. But that’s the beauty of our ‘hood; new and exciting foods call from almost every corner.

Join The Bite as we knock on the Middle East’s door with kutabs

Maksim Gelman, suspect in stabbing of Aleksandr Kuznetsov

Maksim Gelman

The NYPD released the above photo of Maksim Gelman, the 23-year-old suspected of stabbing his 54-year-old stepfather, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, earlier this morning.

Police have also confirmed that Maksim Gelman made his getaway in a gray 2004 Lexus ES330 with the New York license plate DHE8322.

It is believed to have been a domestic dispute, and Aleksandr Kuznetsov was pronounced dead at the scene.

“I guess he had to be a little bonkers at the time. He must’ve just caught him by surprise,” Anthony Riggio, a super at the Waterview Village condos on East 27th Street and Emmons Avenue, where Kuznetsov, Gelman and his mother had been living for 9 years, told the New York Post. “It’s a sad thing. Never in a million years,” Riggio said.

The New York Post is also reporting that Gelman has a police record – and since the above photo looks like a mugshot, it sounds about right.

If you have any information, you can call (800) 577-TIPS (8477), text “TIP577″ (plus your message) to “CRIMES” (274637), or submit tips online.

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