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Events Photo by Erica Sherman
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The Stop Anti-Semitism Foundation (SASF) will convene its second annual Holocaust Remembrance Event at Holocaust Memorial Park, Sunday, April 19 at 12:00pm. Holocaust Memorial Park is located at the corner of Emmons Avenue and Shore Boulevard, at the foot of Sheepshead Bay. Dedicated to “exposing violence and injustice currently targeting religious and ethnic groups around…

News & Features Photo by Ned Berke
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A proposed ban on booze cruises in Sheepshead Bay gained a Senate sponsor in Albany, while critics of the local industry fight back against allegations that the ban is fueled by racial tensions. Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz introduced a bill on February 20 prohibiting boats that throw late-night, alcohol-fueled parties from docking at Sheepshead Bay’s piers, operated by the New…

Food & Nightlife The mixed grill platter, to go, from Rocca Cafe-Lounge.
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by Lisa Willner THE BITE: While I haven’t traveled to Turkey just yet, the food at Rocca Café-Lounge whets my appetite for a visit. I first ventured to Rocca (2712 Emmons Avenue) this past summer, shortly after it opened. The seaside gem boasts huge windows both inside and out for dining on the water. It was an outdoor summer…

News & Features ocean-footbridge-closed
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The Ocean Avenue footbridge connecting Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach closed this morning, kicking off a two-and-a-half month process to rid the structure of shipworms. The bridge was originally slated to close at the beginning of March, but foul weather caused delays until today. The Department of Transportation told Sheepshead Bites that they now expect it…

Business la-trattoria
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La Trattoria, a staple of Italian dining on Avenue U, has served its last meal after more than a quarter of a century in business. A “For Rent” sign appeared in the restaurant’s 2811 Avenue U window earlier this month, as seen in the above photo by tipster Bruce Brodinsky. The restaurant’s phone has been disconnected. The landlord…

News & Features Photo by Vladimir Kuvatov
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EXCLUSIVE: The Ocean Avenue footbridge connecting Sheepshead Bay to Manhattan Beach will be shuttered for 2.5 months, as contractors work to eradicate a shipworm infestation and protect against future damage. The Department of Transportation found the presence of marine borers eating away the timber pilings supporting the Ocean Avenue footbridge, as well as eight other structures across Brooklyn and Manhattan. The DOT…

News & Features Plumb Beach Bike Path Destroyed By Hurricane Ida
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It only took the city more than five years to slap down a mere 450 feet of asphalt, but the obliterated bike path running between Plumb Beach and the Belt Parkway is finally complete. Tipster Stephen Arthur sent us this photo of the near-complete path back in December. According to our last e-mail followup with the…

Real Estate Photo by Erica Sherman
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Say antío to the sight of El Greco Diner, now surrounded by construction fencing. Passersby got their last view of the storied eatery last week, right before the fencing was erected on Thursday. Permits for the fencing were issued on December 19, just days after the property was bought by Rybak Development for $13 million…

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