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Open Thread: Mark October 11 On Your Calendars – A Taste Of Sheepshead Bay Is Back!


Sheepshead Bites is proud to once again present A Taste of Sheepshead Bay, our now-annual event highlighting the best restaurants, bakeries, cafes and other eateries in our little corner of Brooklyn.

The event is sponsored by Il Fornetto, Sheepshead Bay’s premier waterfront dining establishment.

More details are to come, but mark your calendars: A Taste of Sheepshead Bay will take place on Thursday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets will be $25 if purchased online in advance, and $35 at the door.

That’s right: food from 20+ restaurants for only $25!

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  1. “FUTURE OF SHEEPSHEAD BAY?”¬† Asking all ¬†familiar with Sheepshead Bay neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY‚Ķ¬† I am considering moving my family into the area, however I’m a bit skeptical with the future of the Neighborhood. As of late (few years), I’ve witness several positives and negatives changes in the neighborhood. First with the negatives, although I consider the neighborhood safe, based on statistics the Crime rate has gone up in recent years. Party boats which depart from canal attract unwelcomed crowds. Mosque which is being built on Voorhies Ave is causing uproar in the community. ¬†All these are very concerning points for my family and could affect the quality of life and enjoyment we would get out of the neighborhood.¬† On the other hand, Emmons Avenue is in the final phase of a $460k beatification project. After completion, we should see repaired sidewalks, covered trash bins, new trees, with¬†granite block pavement in enlarged tree pits. Neighborhood is very family friendly with several parks, lots of restaurants and beautiful scenery near the bay. From your expertise, please share your thoughts of what you foresee happening with the neighborhood in the next 10 years? Do you think the neighborhood has room to glow or has it peaked its potential?¬† Appreciate your thoughts and suggestions in advance.

  2.  As a resident of the area for 40+ years I believe the community will continue to be a great place to raise a family.  The crime statics are skewed due to a 1 person homicide spree and the nationwide rise in crime secondary to the economy.  As the economy continues to improve you will see the crime rate come down. The community will incorporate the Mosque over time.  This is one of the few places where I could return home from work and find my teen-age sons playing Dungeons and Dragons with friends of divergent racial,ethic and cultural groups, at the same table having fun and cooperating with each other.  As adults my sons have maintained these friends and the ability to accept others.

  3. I agree with all of this! I’ve lived in the neighborhood for 25 years and it’s always been consistent, wonderful and only continues to improve.

  4. Since it’s an open thread, I have to write ¬†this. It’s about the right turn from Shore Blvd at the end of the Bay onto…. Shore Blvd (most people think that’s west end avenue, but it’s not). You know, along the water coming from Kingsborough, right at the end of the water, going around the Holocaust Memorial.

    ¬† ¬†After the light turns red, a green right turn arrow appears. Now for some reason, that green arrow used to be on for much longer. It’s shortened it to like 4 seconds. But that doesn’t stop the cars. You’ve got cars now going through a full 5 seconds after that green right-turn arrow has turned off.¬†

    ¬† ¬†I think it was wrong to shorten that green right-turn arrow. It’s on for way too little time now. ¬†But nonetheless, some pedestrian’s going to get killed. It’s ridiculous. It was dangerous enough before, because the light turns red, pedestrians assume they can start crossing, they don’t realize there will be a right turn arrow coming on. But now cars are going through way way way after the arrow turns off.
       I expect to hear some accidents there. Probably been some already.

  5. Appreciate¬†everyone’s¬†input, I also believe the neighborhood will prosper in years to come. Looking forward to becoming your neighbor.¬†


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