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Friday, Feb. 24, 2012


A ferry good idea, or are boats to Southern Brooklyn dead in the water?

At his State of the Borough address, Borough President Markowitz said he wants to expand ferry service along the East River to Southern Brooklyn. Yet the city says expanding the ferry service would be too costly. We asked two Southern Brooklyn community leaders to weigh in on the feasiblility and practicality of the proposal. Click below for two views. Comment

Gangway for southern Brooklyn ferries

A high-tech manufacturing facility, a cultural center and Coney Island casinos were all part of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s vision at this year’s State of the Borough address. But the thing that really got my attention was hearing my longtime colleague’s call to extend East River Ferry Service to connect Manhattan to Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay, Canarsie and, most importantly, Bay Ridge! Comment

Parking needs to be assured before we sail away

I was a member of the committees for the rebuilding of the ten Sheepshead Bay Piers both times they were rebuilt, and when I was asked about the possibility of bringing ferry service to the area, I carefully detailed how I personally, and through my civic work with local organizations for more than 25 years, advocated ferry service to and from Sheepshead Bay and how Pier 10 was made wider than the others to make boarding and disembarking ferry passengers easier to manage. Comment

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Police: Goon robs man on Coney Island Avenue, then brags about it

Plus an assortment of other crimes from Sheepshead Bay’s 61st Precinct. Comments (1)

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Aviators score big with visits to kids at SUNY Downstate and PS 212

Star members of the Brooklyn hockey team spent two days off the ice to read with children at a Downtown hospital and lead a skills clinic with students at a Gravesend school. Comment

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012

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Sheepshead Bay on off-Broadaway

Hometown playwright’s new play hits the stage. Comments (1)

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

A-paw-ling! Pack of abused sheepdogs found in two filthy ‘hoarder’ homes

City animal rescuers pulled the mistreated canines from two garbage-strewn addresses owned by the same dog-hoarding couple on Thursday. Comments (11)

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