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Events meteor shower
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Head out to Marine Park this Saturday night to watch the stars take flight across the sky. The Perseid meteor shower puts on a spectacular show every summer. The dazzling stream of cosmic debris usually peaks around mid-August, and the best places for urban stargazing are city parks. Park Rangers will be on hand near East…

News Photo by Pavel Itskovskiy
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The 20-foot whale that washed up on Brighton Beach yesterday afternoon most likely died after being struck by a ship’s propeller, said experts who examined the corpse. “Due to the presence of internal bruising, propeller slices, and lacerations of a mechanical nature, the cause of death is consistent with a ship strike,” said Rachel Bosworth,…

Events I wonder if there's a policy about taking trees on the subway... (Source: NYRP/Flickr)
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Have you ever wondered how many trees are in Sheepshead Bay, in Brooklyn, or in New York City? Now’s your chance to help find out. The third decadal Trees Count tree census is coming up and the city Parks Department is looking for more “volunTREErs” (ugh) to help catalog the inventory. The volunteer process entails…

News 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…

News A diagram for the revised comfort station shows it at boardwalk level, as opposed to all other replacement comfort stations that tower above beachgoers' heads. (Source: NYC Parks)
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EXCLUSIVE: Approximately $2.5 million in taxpayer dollars is being flushed down the drain, as the city caves to the demands of luxury condominium dwellers to move bathrooms on the Brighton Beach boardwalk. The New York City Parks Department confirmed to Sheepshead Bites that the city has already spent $5 million on the controversial comfort station, originally…

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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…

News 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…

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Earlier this month, we reported that Council members Mark Treyger and Chaim Deutsch moved to make the historic Riegelmann Boardwalk a scenic landmark – a last ditch effort to save it from a city project to replace the boardwalk’s wooden planks with cement, that began in November. Now the councilman is turning to the public for help. Treyger…

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