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2 Why Lady Moody’s House Must Be Saved

As we reported last week, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) had planned to remove 98 sites from its list of potential landmarks today, an effort to clear a backlog of applications. On the list for almost 50 years was the historic Lady Moody’s House in Gravesend. Fortunately, thanks to pushback from politicians and preservationists, the vote was postponed…

0 Wishing All Our Readers A Happy And Safe Independence Day

The staff of Sheepshead Bites and Bensonhurst Bean wishes all its readers a happy and safe Independence Day, a.k.a., the holiday Ned likes to refer to as “the day the colonies outgrew their British britches and threw on some American denim.” Whatever you may end up doing today — and from the look of the weather…

0 Colton: Join Us In Improving Public Transit To Improve Our Quality of Life

The following is an op-ed by Assemblyman William Colton, representative from the 47th District serving Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend. Improving and restoring public transit services, such as our subway and bus lines, will greatly improve the quality of life for those living and working in southwest Brooklyn. When public transportation services are cut or…

0 On The Passing Of Community Activist Lou Powsner, 93

I didn’t know Lou Powsner, but in the six years of reporting local news around Southern Brooklyn, his name has rolled off source’s tongues and echoed in public meetings more times than I can recall. As a longtime community activist, he made his mark, and it was hard to find a story that he didn’t have…

0 CEC 21 Asks: Don’t Our Public School Kids Count In Charter Debate?

The following is a press release from the offices of the Community Education Council of District 21: Last Thursday’s announcement regarding the continuance of charter co-locations at I.S. 96, Seth Low, and I.S. 281, Joseph B. Cavallaro, is a major setback for our community.  There was such hope that Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Farina…

0 How Did The City Handle The Snow Storm? Let Us Know!

When it snowed in the beginning of the month – the first challenge of the new de Blasio administration – we received a slew of e-mails, phone calls and social media comments claiming that the city was botching the job and streets remained unplowed. When it snowed yesterday, we heard nary a peep from our…

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