Sheepshead Bay Road Is The New Penny Lane

Earlier this month Annika Vitolo paid homage to all of Brooklyn with her “Streets of Brooklyn” music video. Now young filmmakers are following up with a Sheepshead Bay-only tribute based on Penny Lane.

Max Sitnikov, Eugene Golant, and others have put together this awesome video, lacing together some familiar sights throughout the bay (though Manhattan Beach slipped in there… blegh!). The clever lyrics combine with some amusing sight gags – check out minute 1:06 for my favorite part.

And what makes it so appropriate for our neighborhood is its raw honesty. This video is from residents who, like many of us, aren’t all “rah-rah Sheepshead Bay.” It’s chock full o’ nose-thumbing and jabs at some of the nabe’s most well-known institutions, but still shows the appreciation – some might say infatuation – that runs deep among those that call Sheepshead Bay home.

In Sheepshead Bay, there is a barber with a corner salon
He does an OK job of cutting hairs of Joes
But all the people generally agree:
Its no midtown marquee.
On the corner is a bank Called Banco Popular,
People can put money in it if they want,
Yeah sure just put it in,
And its gone
And its gone . . .
Sheepshead Bay is in my ears
And in my eyes,
There beneath the blue
Suburban Skies,
I sit and meanwhile, back . . .
In Sheepshead Bay There is a local restaurant
Called Roll n Roaster and its usually hit or miss
I tend to like dunking donuts more
Its better breakfast bliss,
Trumpet solo
Sheepshead Bay is in my ears and in my eyes,
Full of fish and gefilte fish pies
In summer, meanwhile back
On the canal near the middle of Emmons ave
You have El Greco which is a good place to eat
But it gets better down the street
In Manhattan Beach
In Sheepshead bay the theater gets another customer,
They went to see Whatever Works and werent wowed
But I still believe that we made
Larry David proud,
Very proud.
Sheepshead Bay is in my ears and in my eyes,
There beneath the blue Suburban Skies,
I sit and meanwhile, back
Sheepshead Bay is in my ears and in my eyes,
There beneath the blue Suburban Skies,
Sheepshead Bay.
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