Tag Archives: Sheepshead Bay

Running Brooklyn: Gerritsen Beach

Before we get to a photo essay of a run through Brooklyn’s Most Patriotic Neighborhood™, allow me to share a long-overdue video: my second contribution to On the Run for the Brooklyn Half. Last year, you might recall, I took host … Continue reading

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Another obscure 1950s Brooklyn explosion

Continuing the theme of “things that go boom”, I came across this Times headline from January 13, 1957 – just a month after the huge blast at Industry City.

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Sunset at Dead Horse Bay

Scenes from a twilight visit to the glass-covered beach at Dead Horse Bay, one of New York’s hidden gems. Continue reading

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The best things I ate in 2012

With 2012 drawing to a close, I took a few moments to reflect on the year before looking forward to what 2013 might bring. Here’s my list of favorite edibles from neighborhood visits, both official and otherwise, over the past … Continue reading

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On happiness (and Totonno’s)

There’s a sad piece in today’s Times on Totonno’s struggle to deal with the wrath of Sandy. It makes Pete Wells’s plea to eat out in lower Manhattan seem pitiable by comparison. It also makes me regret I hadn’t written my thoughts … Continue reading

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Biking to Plumb Beach, Dead Horse Bay, and Breezy Point

Yesterday might have been the most beautiful day of the year: high seventies and lacking the humidity that has plagued us for much of the summer. Having bought a bike on Tuesday, I was excited to take it out to … Continue reading

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Sheepshead Bay in photos

This gallery contains 38 photos.

Of most interest to me in this week’s collection: the two buildings not flush to the street. Were these poorly built, or did they face an ancient road at one point? One oversight I realized while putting this together: I didn’t take … Continue reading

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