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The Obama administration is looking to transform Jamaica Bay and other parks located in urban areas, into hotspots for hiking, biking, boating and camping, putting them on par with the nation’s most popular national parks like Yellowstone and Yosemite. The Queens Chronicle is reporting that the US Department of Interior and the National Parks Service…

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The Plumb Beach bike path – part of the Brooklyn Greenway that extends around most of the borough’s waterfront – has reopened several months earlier than expected, as the Army Corps of Engineers subcontractors working on the nearby beach have found a way to accommodate cycling enthusiasts. The bike path was closed in May, when…

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The National Weather Service issued a sudden Flash Flood Warning shortly before 8:30 a.m. and lasting until 9:15 a.m., as a torrent of rainfall came down on Brooklyn, flooding homes, highways and and streets. There was major flooding on the Belt Parkway near Cropsey Avenue, and the highway ultimately shut down for short period because…

Arts & Culture
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Hundreds of horseshoe crabs invaded the subtle slopes of Plumb Beach’s shoreline in their own sex-fueled, prehistoric rendition of the Allied invasion of Normandy last week, as horseshoe crab mating season kicked off on Thursday, April 25. The National Parks Service snapped the photo above of some of the crabs getting down and dirty. The…

Arts & Culture
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Sheepshead Bites reader Andy Baum tipped us off to this beautiful and fascinating photograph of what is now Emmons Avenue and Knapp Street, an area once known as Hog Point Creek. Taken in 1904, the photograph reveals the level of total commercial industrialization and development that has occurred in the area over the last century and change.…

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