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  • Michael Krakovskiy 8:25 pm on November 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , Sheepshead Bay, Sheepshead Bay bridge, Thanksgiving, ,   

    Sandy Aftermath 

    It’s calm. A good time for some meditation.

    The building windows still have the useless tape crosses, some probably still from Irene.

    Tons of sand are removed from the streets

    Beach is where it was not before

    Most of the messed up cars have been towed, but some streets are still full of sand

    Garbage imbedded in fences

    The iconic Shore Hotel sign twisted in the wind

    Nathans is full of water and sand

    Brighton’s old ladies are back on the benches though

    This limo probably spent some time under water

    Dirt marks the high water line

    Brighton beach streets are never particularly tidy, but now businesses have basements full of water

    This cab has seen better days for sure

    The swans are back. I wonder where they went for the storm. The Sheepshead Bay bridge is all jacked up though.

    Getting into Manhattan is a pain in the ass.

    Buses think that they are trains

    Downtown Manhattan is eery – it’s dark and there’s no cell reception. Cops set up flares by the bus route

    Getting back into Brooklyn is even more of a pain. Cops have no idea where the shuttle buses stop saying that they are not MTA, and MTA employees send you in the wrong direction. Streets by the bus routes are lit by road flares. Only the Empire State Building is lit. It’s red – orange – yellow in honor of Thanksgiving.

     
  • Michael Krakovskiy 10:34 am on August 5, 2004 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Brooklyn restaurant, Devon, , food joint, Frederick William Irving Lundy, Lundy, Lundy building, Non-Plumber, Protected areas of the United Kingdom, , Sheepshead Bay   

    The Non-Plumber Brothers From Brooklyn 

    There’s a very famous Brooklyn restaurant called Lundy Brothers located in Sheepshead Bay.  For years I kind of squinted at the weird stamped letters above the sign which seemed to read “E.W.I.L.”.

    Apparently it says “F.W.I.L”  which stands for Frederick William Irving Lundy (and not the separate Lundy brothers) , who founded the restaurant in 1934.

    In the later years there Lundy Brothers had a lot of ups and downs – from opening a branch in Manhattan (I think it’s out of business now) to closing its doors and not being able to pay wages to servers and chefs. And then reopening again. Now a part of the giant Lundy building is occupied by a mediocre Japanese food joint Momoyama, but it seems like they still operate in a part of the building.  Also a towering addition behind the restaurant seems to be undergoing some renovations.

     
  • Michael Krakovskiy 12:47 pm on January 6, 2004 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Adlai Stevenson, , Bloomberg, , , Canarsie, Evander Childs, Far Rockaway High School, Franklin K. Lane, , L, Michael R. Bloomberg, , , Queens, Sheepshead Bay, Thomas Jefferson, Washington Irving High School   

    Alma Mater Is In The News Again 

    Looks like I’ve got some street cred, yo. I graduated from one of the 12 toughest schools in New York City.

    “We are cracking down on the schools with the worst safety records,” said Michael R. Bloomberg. “They will be getting more police officers and a top to bottom review of all safety and disciplinary procedures.” …”

    The Impact Schools are as follows: Evander Childs, Adlai Stevenson and Christopher Columbus High Schools in the Bronx; South Shore, Canarsie, Thomas Jefferson, Sheepshead Bay, Franklin K. Lane High Schools in Brooklyn; Washington Irving High School in Manhattan; and Far Rockaway High School in Queens. Two Bronx middle schools, JHS-22 and IS-222, were also included.

     
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