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News & Features Sheepshead Bay / Nostrand Houses
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Sheepshead Bay’s public housing complexes have once again landed near the top of the list in a study of NYCHA’s most neglected properties. The Nostrand Houses (2263 Batchelder Street) and Sheepshead Bay Houses (2935 Avenue W) had the 9th and 11th highest number of backlogged repairs out of all public housing properties is Brooklyn, according to numbers…

Food & Nightlife
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THE BITE: Looking for a new place for lunch? Cevabdzinica Sarajevo II (2556 Coney Island Avenue) is trying something new; the hot table. Hoping to rebuild its customer base after the hurricane, Sarajevo II is offering up a hot steam table of home-made dishes for your mid-day indulgence. Choices vary every day as the…

Food & Nightlife
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THE BITE: I like to eat where our readers send me. I’ve had some interesting recommendations in the past couple of years, but this is the first time I had a recommendation from a reader who also follows Serious Eats. Not only does he follow Serious Eats, he follows recipes from my friend and fellow…

Food & Nightlife
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THE BITE: I don’t know when donuts took control of the police, but when I was a kid, the stereotype was always a cop and a cheese danish. I guess as Dunkin’ Donuts and the various 24-hour chains replaced the small mom-and-pop bakeries, donuts were just easier to obtain. The cop on the late night…

Food & Nightlife
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THE BITE: Stuffed flat bread. How can you go wrong? It seems to appear in every cuisine in some form or another. Be it pizza, the wrap, the taco, burrito, naan, aaloo paratha (a personal favorite), the kutab, roti, the bourek, khachapuri; I could go on and on. Every culture seems to have mastered this…

Food & Nightlife
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THE BITE:  I spent some time with my parents the other day. It’s always a bitter-sweet visit. They’re both well into their eighties and time is taking its toll. As I was growing up, my father was into what they now call “extreme couponing.” He worked for one of the major airlines and would get…

Food & Nightlife
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THE BITE: I’ve said it before, one of the greatest things about living in our neighborhood is the vast variety of foodstuffs available. With just about every continent represented, one can find himself eating his way around the world. But, to really experience it you need to be adventurous. And by adventurous, I don’t just mean be willing…

Food & Nightlife
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THE BITE: I can’t remember the last time I had a calzone. I’m struggling to remember the last time I had one and the only memory that comes back is a date with Dorothy in my senior year in high school. I remember making some fairly crude comments about the calzone. But, hey, they worked.…

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