KamaSutra sex toy shop got neighbors all hot and bothered when it opened in 2010, but gained some sympathy when it became one of the first stores to make clear it wasn’t reopening after Superstorm Sandy got it all wet and dirty.
Seemingly overnight, a new T-Mobile cell phone store and internet cafe opened up in the 1717 Sheepshead Bay Road storefront, replacing the business and hearkening back to the heady days of, um, cell phone shops opening on Sheepshead Bay Road and internet cafes being a thing. What was that, like, 2004? Where has the time gone…
Welcome to the neighborhood, T-Mo.
Reader Robin M. wrote in yesterday to tell us that a car had slammed into the T-Mobile storefront at 3696 Nostrand Avenue.
Robin said the accident happened at around 6:30 p.m. It doesn’t appear anyone was hurt, but we’ve been unable to confirm that.
The accident occurred almost exactly a month – to the day – that a car did the same thing at Wine Village liquor store just a block away, and, in December 2011, directly across the street from Wine Village, a car struck the storefront of Nostrand Ice Cream Shop (3824 Nostrand Avenue).
Let’s all be a little more careful on Nostrand Avenue, shall we?
One contractor on the scene said hair salon. Another said barber. We’ll just say tonsorial artist.
Whatever you want to call it, it’s coming soon to 1618 Sheepshead Bay Road. Contractors have been working on the site for a few weeks, and, today, it looks like the storefront windows are just about ready to go.
The location was, until recently, a Quintex Wireless location, an authorized T-Mobile dealer. In fact, we think this was one of the very first cell phone and beeper (remember beepers?!) businesses on Sheepshead Bay Road.
Welcome to the neighborhood!
We got word from two local businesses that they’re participating as a Toys for Tots collection point, and offering special deals for any neighbors who make a donation.
Over at Top Brgr (2267 Emmons Avenue), they’re offering a complimentary order of fries with a purchase of a burger to anyone who brings in a toy. The cutoff date is December 19.
And at T-Mobile (1507 Sheepshead Bay Road), they’re offering donors a card to waive their activation fee if them or anyone they know wants to activate a line at the store. Donations must be made before December 14.
Toys for Tots collects toys from various companies, organizations, families, and individuals to provide the needy and underprivileged children of New York City a happy holiday. Toys must be new and unwrapped.
If you own a business or know of a business offerings special deals for Toys 4 Tots donations, please let us know at tips [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com.
City Councilmembers Lew Fidler and Mike Nelson, and Borough President Marty Markowitz with Sheepshead Bites founder Ned Berke. (Photo by Randy Contello)
If you missed A Taste of Sheepshead Bay on Thursday night, you missed history being made.
Whereas, Brooklyn is most justifiably lauded for the rich array of culinary splendor that awaits residents and visitors alike, and everyone, from the comfort food seeker to the most finicky foodie is bound to encounter everything that will wow his or her palate, it is most fitting that we recognize those wonderful purveyors of decadent delectables, whose excellent taste and hard work help create the unique and fanciful flavor for which Brooklyn is widely known; and
Whereas, all of Brooklyn joins the owners, staff and supporters of twenty one of the best restaurants in Sheepshead Bay as Sheepshead Bites – Sheepshead Bay’s only independent news blog and winner of the L Magazine 2010 best local blogger distinction for Brooklyn and Manhattan - presents “A Taste of Sheepshead Bay,” an evening of eclectic food sampling and sumptuous entertainment, pronouncing Sheepshead Bay as Brooklyn’s premier culinary destination once again
So begins the proclamation issued by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz as he declared,
Now, therefore, I Marty Markowitz, President of the Borough of Brooklyn, do hereby proclaim, Thursday, October 27, 2011, 1st Annual Sheepshead Bites, A Taste of Sheepshead Bay Celebration Day in Brooklyn, USA.
Approximately 350 people attended the first Taste of Sheepshead Bay. They braved the elements to feast on the best that Sheepshead Bay had to offer as we celebrated the best damn neighborhood in Brooklyn.
Keep reading the event roundup, and to view more photos.
A T-Mobile store is opening at 1507 Sheepshead Bay Road, and employees were there today putting the finishing touches on the storefront. The Ameritel-operated exclusive T-Mobile dealer plans to open on Tuesday, April 12, if not sooner, they told Sheepshead Bites.
Ameritel operates mobile phone retailers all over the globe, including several others in Southern Brooklyn.
The opening apparently put additional stress on the Boost Mobile vendor next door, at 1505 Sheepshead Bay Road. Owner Craig Shulman learned of the opening in February, and said he had words with the landlord, who owns both properties. He decided to close his shop on April 1.
Photos by Arthur Borko
The final tenant in the newly constructed shopping strip by the United Artists theater revealed itself. A T-Mobile authorized dealer is opening doors to customers of the “plaza” on Knapp Street between Harkness Avenue and Shore Parkway.
That means we’ve got a Dunkin’ Donuts, a T-Mobile, a tattoo parlor and a liquor shop in the place of a former gas station and mechanic.
I’m scratching my head to try and figure out a more interesting angle to package all this wonderful information in, but, unfortunately, it’s just not that interesting…