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Former Brooklyn high school basketball star gets 15 years for shooting rival

SHEEPSHEAD BAY, Brooklyn — A former high school basketball star was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday for shooting a basketball rival.

Davontay Grace,  a 24-year-old resident of East New York, shot Dexter Hopkins, 24, in the chest and body on Jan. 167 more words


tinkling flames

Finishing up a trip to Sheepshead Bay, in today’s post.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Last week, I told you a bit about the NY Aquarium… 580 more words

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considerable distance

Back to southeast Brooklyn, in today’s post.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Last week, I described taking a trip “back home” to the south eastern section of Brooklyn which spawned me. 1,886 more words

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Summering in Sheepshead Bay

Not sure where to beat the summer heat? A century ago you could have taken rooms at Jones’ Cottages, a compound of seven boarding houses in Sheepshead Bay clustered around the southeast corner of Jerome Avenue and East 19th Street. 167 more words

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Motion Picture: Racing at Sheepshead Bay

From the Library of Congress collection “America at Work, America at Leisure: Motion Pictures from 1894-1915” comes this short gem depicting something dear to “Racetrack” Higgins’ heart, a horse race at the Sheepshead Bay Racetrack. 36 more words


Hemingway, Brooklyn, Wheelers and Kingsborough

In Gravesend Bay, the most famous shipbuilding company was the Wheeler Shipbuilding Corporation, a collection of wooden sheds at the foot of Cropsey Avenue in Coney Island Creek founded by Howard Wheeler — a Bensonhurst resident — in 1910. 961 more words


Papou's House in Sheepshead Bay

I love going to the home of my Kostakos grandparents in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Sitting on a very rare double-wide lot, it was spacious and airy inside with beautifully manicured lawns and gardens surrounding it. 561 more words