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News Courtesy of the Mohan-Ram family.
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Family and friends bid farewell this morning to Sandesh Mohan-Ram, a neighbor and ice cream man affectionately known to many as “Papa,” after he suddenly passed away last week from a cardiac arrest at 41. Born February 25, 1974, Papa Mohan-Ram lived to be a son, brother, uncle and cousin. He was a familiar face around the neighborhood,…

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You know how in zombie movies, before the massive zombie attack, there are always news reports in the background about smaller attacks and nobody’s paying attention? It’s pretty much the same thing with shopping carts. Trafficked, abandoned, rejected, abused… shopping carts are working corners, lurking in alleys and hiding in yards. All alone, with nothing…

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The Census 2010 was supposed to be like a category 5 storm, where every single resident was going to be sucked up in a flurry of… um… tabulations. Instead, in parts of Southern Brooklyn and Sheepshead Bay, it barely touched ground with participation rates as low as 44 percent in some tracts. What are the…

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Since Ray was under the weather and couldn’t put together this week’s post, I decided to hold you over with this decidedly Sheepshead Bites-influenced commercial. All I have to say is Ray deserves royalties.

Announcements
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Usually, when a 1-year-old celebrates his or her first birthday, the parents mark the occasion by a big party with loved ones and a bunch of other kids running around. Everyone gathers around the cake and unfurls the noisemakers by blowing into the birthday kid’s face as she smiles at the burning candles, not knowing…

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If you’re reading this, then you can already see that Sheepshead Bites has a new look, and we hope you’re as pumped up about it as we are. Bold, elegant and classy – we call it bolelegassy – our new digs reflect where we plan to go in the coming months. The new site, based…

Opinion
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(Artist: Lori Merhige, mixed media, 2009, Titled: Fall; Display made possible in part by The Wassaic Project) This picture was snapped at the Brooklyn Blogfest 2009 afterparty held at the Galapagos Art Space. It was a chic, happening spot, but still not as happening as across the street where Blogfest had just wrapped up. Some…

Events
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This is just a tiny reminder about Brooklyn Blogfest 2009 happening tonight. It’s less than one year and Sheepshead Bites is one of the notable bloggers representing Place Blogs. You can learn more about blogging and have a little fun while you’re at it. There will be food, prizes, and giveaways. Stop by and say…

Events
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…for the powerhouse of blog meetings at the powerHouse Arena in Dumbo, Brooklyn. I’ll be at the coop called Place Blogs nesting with the rest of the Blogs-of-a-Feather where you can also meet bloggers of the following subjects: Social Activist; Food & Home; Historic; Political; Photo; Popular Culture & Comedy; and, Parenting. If you’re interested…

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(Sheepshead fish photo before changes courtesy of Wade’s Page website and quiz) You know how the famous riddle goes, don’t you? But, if you still need a little help, like million-dollar-winning contestant Connie McClellan did on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, you can feel free to recruit some knowledgeable press people. (Ahem, you can…

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