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Councilmembers David Greenfield and Mark Treyger, and Senator Simcha Felder are demanding that Ocean Parkway be repaired by the Department of Transportation (DOT) immediately. Last month, the councilmen and the senator each wrote letters to the agency urging that the road be fixed promptly. Pols say the DOT assured them that the road will be…

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The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is open to revisiting the idea of making the Riegelmann Boardwalk a scenic landmark, reports the New York Daily News. Last year, the LPC rejected Councilman Mark Treyger’s bid to grant the Coney Island boardwalk landmark status – an effort to stall the city’s project to replace its tropical wood planks with textured plastic – in…

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHAXvCrjUXc Cops successfully tracked down the two men whose interest in an Ocean Parkway synagogue over the weekend sparked off a terrorism scare, and investigators determined them to be no threat at all. (Update at end of article) “The two individuals have been identified, and they have been interviewed by detectives from the NYPD’s Intelligence Bureau,”…

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People with very deep pockets are shelling out serious dough to buy homes in Gravesend, breaking records for the most expensive properties in all of Brooklyn. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that homes in the community are sought out by observant Jews looking to live close to the neighborhood’s synagogues and community centers. Gravesend, which…

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Trees damaged and left rotting by Superstorm Sandy have finally led to a full response by the Parks Department. The New York Daily News is reporting that the Parks Department is planning to inspect and cut down thousands of trees, not only because they are dying, but because they are endangering residents. We have previously…

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It might be hard to believe but every single pixelated dot represented on the map above is a person living in Brooklyn in 2010 and the colors correspond to their race. Dustin Cable, a senior research associate at the University of Virgina’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, created the interactive map using data from…

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The city has begun the process of removing tress damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Sheepshead Bites reader Allan Shweky, who runs the Friends of Ocean Parkway,  posted a series of photographs on a new site of his, Screwed on the Boardwalk, showing Parks Department workers chopping down trees left dead or dying as a result of Sandy. As…

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New Yorkers are born complainers. The tradition started in 1626 when the leader of the local Lenape Indians informed his people that he sold Manhattan Island for $24 worth of beads. You can only imagine grumbling as the Lenape packed up their things and headed for Staten Island. While someone could probably fashion a list…

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I have already visited the beach at Coney Island many times this year and what has struck me the most is how much cleaner it appears to be than in years past. Previous to my many sojourns to the shore this year, I had last been two summers ago and my striking memory was how…

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A car crash in Midwood turned fatal when Zahurul Alam lost control of his Lexus and slammed into a tree early Sunday morning. The New York Daily News is reporting that Alam lost his life and injured his two friends who were along for the ride. The accident happened at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, as Alam headed…

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