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Just as we came upon the sixth month anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, a unique arts organization has covered Gerritsen Beach with dozens of stars to bring hope and inspiration to the children of the disaster stricken neighborhood.

See a gallery of all the stars, photographed by local photographer Lisanne Anderson.

Lisanne Anderson, “knowledgeable of the city’s miscellanea as she is,” and frequent photo contributor to Sheepshead Bites, submitted this Technicolor gem of the fabled “Steps to Nowhere” outside the Neck Road and East 16th Street station.

The “Steps to Nowhere,” while just that — a no longer operational facet of the current Q train’s Neck Road station on Gravesend Neck Road and East 16th Street, looking northwest — used to actually be steps to somewhere… “But where?” you might ask. Or not. But in the event that you are asking, we have done some research.

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Photo by Lisanne Anderson, who writes: “Granted, it’s not Currier and Ives, but seeing Sheepshead Bay streets without traffic does have a certain charm to it.” Indeed.

When renovations began in November at the McCay House (a.k.a. Hell House, a.k.a 1811 Voorhies Avenue), we worried that the original stained glass might be lost or destroyed in the construction. But Lisanne Anderson reports that it’s still there and doing just fine, as this photo proves. This is a photo of the interior view of the window, which Lisanne captured from an angle through a removed window frame, so those who worried about trespassing can be at ease. She previously snagged an excellent shot from the outside, which you can see here.

Lisanne spotted this outside of Carvel at Coney Island Avenue and Avenue Y. Got any photos of awesome holiday decorations? Send it to nberke [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.

Midweek Photo: Surprise!


This week’s Midweek Photo comes in from Lisanne via Flickr. She’s been quietly documenting the construction at this house on East 14th Street and Avenue V, and the recent direction of it comes as a pleasant surprise from where she thought it was going. She writes on Flickr, “Wow, they’re not going to be building two additional stories the way they have been doing on this block when they “reconstruct” a bungalow.”

You can see how it looked before they began work – and when it had no roof – over in her Flickr collection.

Like many readers of Sheepshead Bites, Lisanne Anderson couldn’t believe that some other media outlets bought the Department of Transportation’s line about an erroneous parking sign being a prank. Lisanne used to work for a firm that gave her a first-hand look at the agency’s record-keeping, so the truth was obvious to her. Fortunately, Lisanne also has eagle eyes, and has noted a few other signage problems in the area, like the one above. She writes:

This is a hoax sign too?

There are hoax signs all over NYC.

Yeah, right!

Let them try to explain this one.

From Lisanne via Flickr

Courtesy of Lisanne via Flickr

No, you didn’t lick a toad and forget about it. This is actually what a storefront on Avenue U and East 8th Street looks like. And it’s absolutely heady…

According to Lisanne, the sidewalk tiles date back to the 1950s. Somehow I’ve never seen this place, so I couldn’t say if the store’s most recent tenant was still, in fact, the tile store. But whatever it was, this rainbow room is up for rent. So… maybe this will be Senator Carl Kruger’s next office? (Oomph! Cheap shot. Sorry.)

This is becoming an all-too-familiar sight in Sheepshead Bay. Reader Lisanne Anderson snapped this photo on the corner of Avenue U and East 14th Street almost a month ago, but it could be on any given day. I’d say this heap o’ trash is actually far tidier than most around the area. Turns out it’s not just city garbage cans that are turning into illegal dumping spots for irresponsible homeowners and businesses. Neighbors are now reporting that they wake up to find other people have dumped non-collectible items in the garbage units outside of their homes and apartment buildings, causing them to receive fines. Sheepshead, it’s time to do something about this – any ideas?

redfish smoking lisanne anderson july 2009 flickr
(Photo courtesy of Lisanne Anderson)

Those of you around Sheepshead Bay who have seen this mysterious “REDFISH SMOKING” flyer posted all around the neighborhood are probably confused about what it means. You’re not the only ones who are confused. The flyer is prompting questions about who is plastering them all over and even more importantly: Why?

On Lisanne Anderson’s Flickr page, where the photo was originally found, commenters are saying that it might be an unsuccessful viral marketing campaign. If it is to market something, then what?

There is a website called redfishsmoking, so it might be that they are just looking for hits. If so, the real hit they should expect is one to their wallet, in the form of a fine from the city.

These illegal and annoying posters definitely need to stop. I am only vaguely curious as to what the message “Redfish Smoking” means so that I can call these people out for their paper graffiti.

Illegal postings are not as “victimless” as they might seem. What about the business owner who now has to spend money, time and effort trying to clean this junk off the door?

If you know anything about this sign and the people who have perpetrated this ‘crime’, we advise you to call 3-1-1 or one of your local politicians. Or, maybe, we need to wait until they post the sign on every single pole on the block where one of our local politicians lives.

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