Browsing: travel

News
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has let us know that trains and buses will operate on holiday schedules from Wednesday, November 27, through Sunday, December 1, in order to accommodate “the unique travel demands of Thanksgiving weekend.” [Ed. – Just reading those words makes me want to sit at home in a snuggy, sipping a…

Opinion
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BETWEEN THE LINES: A day after my column on gas prices was posted here, the following new information caught my attention. In a Reuters poll released yesterday, although more than two-thirds of Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling rising prices at the pump, most blame oil companies or foreign countries more responsible than politicians for the price hikes.…

Opinion
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BETWEEN THE LINES: Family vacations are in limbo. Sheepshead Bay fishing fleet earnings go up in smoke as boats burn up pricey fuel. Reluctant drivers don’t fill gas tanks as often as they did six months ago. These days ten bucks worth barely budges the gas gauge indicator. Seems like déjà vu all over again —…

Arts & Music
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So you know how you’ve lived in New York City most or all of your life, and there’s all those things you never did until someone came to visit? (See: Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, walking the Brooklyn Bridge, etc.) Well, how about on a really local level? Are there Sheepshead Bay attractions that…

Food & Drink
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NBC’s Around Town dining and travel segment chose our neighbors in Brighton Beach to give viewers a quick primer in Russian food. The segment calls Brighton Beach “one of New York’s hottest food spots” and takes a look at food, dance clubs and spas run “by people straight from Russia … who lived there and…

Events
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For our bay neighbors who can count themselves as both Russian and Jewish, Sheepshead Bites would like to introduce you to the Russian American Jewish Experience (RAJE) organization. As an organization focused on working with Russian New Yorkers, this division of Gateways, its mother agency, is committed to bringing Russian life together with Judaic life.…