Author Ned Berke

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There’s less than one week left for tickets to Sheepshead Bay’s biggest food event, The BITE: Sheepshead, featuring more than 50 dishes from 20-plus restaurants, on Thursday, May 28 at 3000 Emmons Avenue (Baron Dekalb Knights of Columbus) at 7pm. Have you bought your ticket yet? It’s not too late. You can still enjoy tasty…

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One third of children and teenagers in areas affected by Superstorm Sandy that have accessed a free program offering mental health services have shown signs of post-traumatic stress and other mental health conditions, according to the Department of Health. The agency has launched a new ad campaign reminding neighbors of the free services available to…

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Parking tonight and tomorrow morning will be a little easier citywide, thanks to a suspension of alternate side of the street parking rules tomorrow. The regulations will be suspended Thursday, May 14 for Solemnity of the Ascension, commemorating the ascension of Jesus into Heaven in the Christian religion. While we might all feel a little more…

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Get ready to explore a wide range of cuisines as our sister site Sheepshead Bites and our publisher, Corner Media Group, present The BITE 2015: Sheepshead, the new name for Southern Brooklyn’s biggest food event, A Taste of Sheepshead Bay. BUY TICKETS NOW! Mark your calendar for May 28. The BITE will feature 21 local restaurants serving up more than…

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The four-year-old food-focused spinoff of Brooklyn Flea, Smorgasburg, is coming to Coney Island this summer. Commercial Observer reports that Thor Equities is bringing the weekend festival of food carts to the lot near 1320 Bowery Street, which itself will be home to a new street art installation called Coney Art Walls, curated by Jeffrey Deitch. For…

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Memorial Day is just around the corner, and with it the throngs of people clamoring for its rides, foods, shows and boardwalk. It’s been a turbulent half century for the amusement district, marked by decay as a near forgotten corner of the city, and then its rebirth. Through it all, photographer Abe Feinstein, now 87, has…

Arts & Culture Summer Concerts
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After a one-year hiatus following the departure of term-limited Borough President Marty Markowitz, it looks as if the Brooklyn Borough President’s office under Eric Adams will resume hosting the annual free Seaside Summer Concert Series in Coney Island this year. The news was first reported by The Coney Island Blog, which said the shows will…

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Borough President Eric Adams unveiled a new $1 million initiative yesterday to improve street safety for pedestrians, especially seniors, through the creation of sidewalk extensions known as bulb-outs. Dubbed the Connecting Residents on Safer Streets (CROSS), the program pledges $1 million in capital funding to construct the extensions at dangerous intersections. Additional funding can be…

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