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Merin Corsetiere, the long-lived women’s apparel business, is set to close soon according to signs posted in the window.

The business, located at 1629 Jerome Avenue, just off Sheepshead Bay Road, posted the signs late last week. We can’t recall how long it has been there – which is usually a strong indicator that it’s been there quite some time (at least 15 years, I’d say).

Everything is half price, so go shop your hearts out.

And to the owners, best of luck with whatever they choose to do next.

This is a paid announcement from Forces of Nature, located at 1608 and 1614 Sheepshead Bay Road.

Here at Forces of Nature (1608/1614 Sheepshead Bay Road) we have come to be recognized as Sheepshead Bay’s destination for services and products that help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. We’ve been a part of the community for nearly a decade, supplying neighbors with the best in holistic and nutritious products. Here are just a few of the things we’re known for:

  • providing quality natural and organic products delivered by a knowledgeable, caring staff;
  • providing environmentally-friendly products and actively supporting the preservation of our natural environment;
  • actively seeking out and supporting sources of locally-grown organic foods, recognizing their environmental and health benefits;
  • maintaining a clean, comfortable and attractive store;
  • selling products that reflect the community’s needs and are fairly priced; and
  • providing a source for quality products that customers wish to use for their nutritional goals and lifestyles.

Come support our independently-owned, full-service natural foods and vitamin store, offering a wide selection of natural and gourmet foods, vitamins, herbs, and nutritional supplements, as well as natural body care, and organic and local produce. We also carry many specialty diet items — gluten-free, vegan, and more.

We carefully select only the very highest quality products from the countless available, allowing you to save time, energy and money while knowing you’ve purchased the best. We pride ourselves in offering only 100 percent certified organic produce.

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Forces of Nature
, 1608 and 1614 Sheepshead Bay Road. (718) 616-9000. Follow Forces of Nature on Facebook.

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A new burger joint named My House is now serving up hot ground beef patties at 1650 Sheepshead Bay Road.

Signage for the store went up last week, and they opened the doors to the public this week. The owner, a partner in Yooberry Frozen Yogurt at 1501 Sheepshead Bay Road, said they’re still fixing up the storefront but were eager to get food in the hands of a hungry clientele.

“It’s almost done. We have to do a few more touch-ups, but because of the weather everyone has rescheduled. But right now it’s open to the public,” the owner said.

The storefront was most recently occupied by Ichiko Sushi, which opened in 2010 and never reopened after Superstorm Sandy. It’s also the first time in nearly two decades that the location will not be a sushi joint, having been home to the strip’s first sushi restaurant, Sakura, for many years.


The Enterprize Gift & Jewelry store has moved from its 1601 Sheepshead Bay Road location across the street to 1616 Sheepshead Bay Road, co-locating with a new salon named Deniz Hair Salon. That storefront was previously occupied by J’Adore Paris, which closed in December.

It’s the latest business to move out of the strip from the northern side of Sheepshead Bay Road between East 16th Street and Jerome Avenue, leaving Anatolian Gyro as the last remaining tenant of the building. As we’ve previously reported, Anatolian Gyro will soon move to 2623 East 16th Street, just around the corner.

The exodus is due to the landlord’s plans to renovate the strip. The landlord, Waldorf Realty, is also renovating two other stretches on and near Sheepshead Bay Road, leaving many vacant storefronts as it prepares for construction.

The other stores in this building were Eye Appeal, which already moved to 1508 Sheepshead Bay Road, and Zeetron, an electronics repair shop that never reopened after Superstorm Sandy.

Waldorf recently started prepping another Sheepshead Bay Road property at Voorhies Avenue last fall, containing six ground-floor businesses, for a face-lift. They’re also nearing completion on a renovation of another batch of storefronts on the corner of Avenue Z and East 16th Street.


Source: Arbuz via Facebook

Source: Arbuz via Facebook

Our friends over at Arbuz tipped us off to yet another business set to open on Sheepshead Bay Road called Sugar & Spice.

The business will open at 1703 Sheepshead Bay Road, replacing the short-lived Norodny International Food Store, which closed up in December after just seven months.

It’s not clear what sort of store it will be? Ladies apparel? Sex shop? Could be just about anything.

What do you think?


It’s been many, many months since Mitoushi Japanese Fusion closed its doors and began construction to expand into the next door storefront.

So many months, in fact, we kind of lost track of just how long it has been, and even began wondering if they were done for good.

At long last, the scaffolding around the 1714 Sheepshead Bay Road storefront has been removed, and the new signage and glass windows are on display.

A big banner hanging across one of the windows says that it will open soon, and an employee told us last week that he expected it to be open some time next week.

The storefront it’s moving into was once the GNC store. That business has moved over a spot, taking over a MetroPCS location that did not reopen after Superstorm Sandy.


Bill Brown Square just got a whole lot browner.

One of only two green spaces near Sheepshead Bay Road has had all of the green plucked from it. Bill Brown Square, named after the World War I hero who made the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefields of France,  boasted a tree and several sizable shrubs until recently.

But now the square, which is located at Jerome Avenue and East 17th Street and is also home to a plaque honoring football legend and Bay native Vince Lombardi among other notables, is almost entirely barren. Parks Department officials removed all but two dying shrubs from the square in the past week or so.

According to a Parks Department employee, the greenstreet was flooded during Superstorm Sandy, killing the spruce tree and several shrubs at the site. The agency told Sheepshead Bites that they plan to replant the area in the spring, using salt tolerant shrubs.

We’re looking forward to it. Perhaps we can even get a nice new spruce to decorate when the holidays come around.


Norodny International Food Store closed up shop at 1703 Sheepshead Bay Road earlier this month, leaving yet another storefront on the commercial corridor empty.

The store was open for about seven months, having started business in May and replacing a florist that closed after Superstorm Sandy.

We were told by a fellow business owner that the business had trouble attracting customers and meeting high rent. It joins Luv My Vision and J’Adore Paris, two more Sheepshead Bay Road shops that closed down this month, while a third, Salon Evolution, announced it will move off the strip to an Emmons Avenue location next month.

Good luck to its owners on their future endeavors.

The 1733 Sheepshead Bay Road headquarters of the Bay News, after it moved downtown.

News Corp. is looking to sell off its Brooklyn-based newspaper portfolio, a publishing group that includes the Bay News.

The company began quietly seeking out potential buyers for its Community Newspaper Group, the publisher of 11 community weeklies ranging from the Bay News in Southern Brooklyn to the Brooklyn Paper downtown, as well as papers in Queens and the Bronx, reports Capital New York.

Sources could not tell Capital whether the operation is profitable, but did note that circulation stands at 250,000 across its 11 titles and there has been a steep drop in classified advertising and circulation over the last decade.

News Corp. owns the Wall Street Journal and New York Post, and purchased two newspaper chains in Brooklyn and Queens in 2006, forming CNG. It bought Brooklyn Paper in 2009.

Bay News began in 1945 and, through expansion and acquisition, grew to become the largest weekly community newspaper chain in New York City, known as Courier-Life Publications, with the Bay News as its flagship paper.

Bay News celebrated its 65th anniversary in 2010 with a special edition issue. In self-congratulatory pieces penned by the newly-installed editors from Staten Island and the Bronx, they boasted of their accomplishments and noted, “We’ll be around forever” and “We’ve always been the big cheese around here, well before blogs and their like were on the horizon.”

Yet, just one year earlier, the company vacated its 1733 Sheepshead Bay Road headquarters and moved to the MetroTech Center in downtown Brooklyn.

And two years after that declaration, executives at the company consolidated several of its Southern Brooklyn publications, including the Bay News, Bay Ridge Courier, Kings Courier and Flatbush Life, into a single weekly edition that represented an overall cut in circulation.

News Corp. declined to comment to Capital on the decision to sell. Capital notes that the June resignation of Senior Vice President Les Goodstein, who had been running CNG, indicates it has been in the works for “some time.”


A year-and-a-half and a hurricane after opening, Luv My Vision Optique has closed down its 1702 Sheepshead Bay Road storefront.

The business opened in April 2012, and quickly set up a second location at 302 Brighton Beach Avenue in October.

The Brighton Beach storefront remains open.

Thanks to Rovshan and our friends at Arbuz for tipping us off to this.

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