Southern Brooklyn

Snoop Dogg Sippin’ On Cranberry Juice (Sans Gin) On Emmons Avenue

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Real estate is booming in Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay. How is that measured? By way of celeb sightings, of course. Well, that and the fact that the sales of condos in the area continue to grow.

In a recent post by Crain’s New York, real estate agents and business owners came forward to say that, though times are still challenging, the market has significantly picked up – at least in Southern Brooklyn.

“Everyone is making a very good living here,” said Community Board 15 Chairperson Theresa Scavo.

All but one of the 19 $750,000 two-bedroom condos at La Mer Villas at 2908-36 Emmons Avenue have sold. Delton Cheng, real estate agent with Century 21 Homefront in Sheepshead Bay, mentioned that he has sold 10 units at Bay Breeze at 3163 Emmons Avenue.

“These are trying times for everyone,” he stated. “But sales around here keep picking up.”

At Club OPM, 3202 Emmons Avenue, promoter and manager Ron Raykin says that he sees more than 500 patrons on a typical weekend. He’s also seen Rick Ross and Drake there too.

“It looks a lot more like South Beach than it does south Brooklyn,” Raykin said.

Most recently, Snoop Dogg himself (or, as he’d like to now be referred, “Snoop Lion”) paid OPM a visit.

The kind host that he is, Raykin offered Snoop a bottle of bubbly, to which Snoop said he’d rather have some cranberry juice.

“I didn’t know what was weirder,” said Mr. Raykin. “That Snoop Dogg was drinking cranberry juice, or that he was partying in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.”

Perhaps Snoop really has gone the way of the natural mystic Rastafari. Either that or he’s on the wagon. Wonder who will visit us next? Here’s hoping for the queen of hip hop herself, Alla Pugacheva. Speaking of, why haven’t Pugacheva and Snoop Lion had a duet yet?

[Bites lead blogger Erica pipes in and says it would be like the “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” of the 21st century.]

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