Browsing: vince lombardi

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Strolling by the 1605 Sheepshead Bay Road storefront recently vacated by Anatolian Gyro (which has moved around the corner to 2623 East 16th Street) will give you a little glimpse into Sheepshead Bay’s commercial history: a portion of the sign from the long-lived Izzo’s Barber Shop is now on display after Anatolian’s sign was pulled down. I can’t…

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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…

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College football fans all over the country mourned the passing of the Brooklyn-born Penn State titan, Joe “JoePa” Paterno, who succumbed to complications lung cancer this past week at 85. Approximately 12,000 mourners attended a final tribute yesterday to the Penn State Nittany Lions’ beloved long-time leader, who was born in Flatbush, grew up in…

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Unless you’ve stooped to examine the understated brass plaque embedded in the sidewalk at the corner of East 17th Street and Jerome Avenue, you might never see a public acknowledgement of neighborhood pride for one of Sheepshead Bay’s most famed native sons. “IN MEMORY OF VINCE LOMBARDI: 1913-1970,” the plaque reads. “Dedicated by the Sheepshead Bay Chamber…

Site News
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Folks, in the words of Sheepshead Bay’s native son and Hall of Fame football coach, Vince Lombardi, “If you don’t think you’re a winner, you don’t belong here.” Well, we think you’re a winner, and we’re out to prove it. We’re offering Sheepshead Bites readers the chance to go see Lombardi free of charge. That’s…

Arts & Culture
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Who is Sheepshead Bay’s most famous resident? No, it’s not Larry David or Andrew Dice Clay. It’s not Michelle Trachtenberg or Winsor McCay. Charles Schumer? Well, he traded in his roots to move to Park Slope… It’s Vince Lombardi, the football legend who turned the Green Bay Packers into one of the NFL’s flagship franchises,…