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John F. Kennedy Watercolor Painting Of Sheepshead Bay Will Be Auctioned...

John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was also a watercolor enthusiast, and produced a painting of our beloved Sheepshead Bay...

Sheepshead Bay’s Captain Jack Gets Spotlight For Building Business Off 100-Year-Old...

When boats in Southern Brooklyn get smashed, a certain captain comes to the rescue. The captain in question is Jack Schachner, and he and his...

Some Good Ol’ Sheepshead Bay Nostalgia

Reader John Landers sent us a picture of Jamaica Bay that might take you back in time. The image was taken in 1963 and...

Sailors Rejoice! DEP Nixes Destruction Of “Roundhouse” Navigational Aid, Plans Improvements

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Local mariners have something to be happy about this New Year: the Department of Environmental Protection reversed course on plans...

City Lifts Advisory Urging Against Recreational Water Activities

According to a release by the New York Times, the city environmental officials lifted an advisory on recreational water activity issued last month after Superstorm Sandy....

Photos: Sheepshead Bay Boating Clubs Devastated By Sandy

Aside from the destruction of Emmons Avenue's waterfront bungalows, Hurricane Sandy also left disaster and devastation at Sheepshead Bay's boating clubs. The worst hit was...

Attention Boaters: Recreational Water Advisory For NYC Waterways

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has issued the following advisory: Due to flooding and power related shutdowns caused by Hurricane Sandy, wastewater...

Recreation Of Henry Hudson’s Discovery Voyage Sailed Into Gravesend Bay

How did we miss this? According to the ship's log, the Half Moon arrived in Gravesend Bay in early September. This journey is a...

Photos: Blessing Of The Fleet 2012 – Yes, It’s Still NYC!

As you flip through the photos in this article, you'll need to remind yourself: yes, this is still New York City. It's an easy fact...

Learn To Sail At Miramar And Get A Free Day On...

This is a paid announcement from Miramar Yacht Club (3050 Emmons Avenue), one of Sheepshead Bay's premier boating communities. If you're interested in sailing, then...

NY Times Takes A Peak At Southern BK, NYC's Riviera

The New York Times posted a feel-good piece this morning about the Southern Brooklyn waterfront, dubbed "New York City Riviera." The reporters took a boat...

Verrazano Bridge Getting A New Paint Job

If you've noticed a heap o' work being done around the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, it's because the one-time title-holder of longest suspension bridge in the...

Brooklyn Gets Snubbed This Fleet Week

One of the meaningless mental notes I’ve made during my life is, while watching old war movies that take place on ships or submarines,...

Learn How To Sail On The Bay

The Miramar Yacht Club at 3050 Emmons Avenue has released their Sailing Basics programs for this spring and summer. There will be an opportunity to...

BREAKING: Sailboat Stuck Under Ocean Avenue Footbridge

We're hearing that a sailboat snapped free of its moorings and drifted out towards the Ocean Avenue footbridge, where it's now stuck. Firemen are...