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Cryptocurrency con lands Sheepshead Bay programmer in prison

November 19 | Meaghan McGoldrick

A Sheepshead Bay computer programmer and cryptocurrency promoter was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison for conspiring to commit fraud. According to officials, 39-year-old Maksim Zaslavskiy and others fraudulently marketed a pair of ICOs, or initial coin offerings, to the public during what Crain’s New York called “Bitcoin mania” in 2017. ICOs, a type […]

Construction started on-site at the Brigham Street site in November 2018, seven years after design officially started. Photo by Theresa Gaffney

10 years later, still no park for Sheepshead neighbors. They’ve lost hope.

November 11 | Theresa Gaffney

The lot at the corner of Brigham Street and Emmons Avenue in Brooklyn has sat vacant for more than a decade while talk of a park persisted for just as long. But even after a year of construction, many locals say they’ll believe it when they see it. “They’re so slow; you don’t know what […]

Eco-friendly Sheepshead Bay tower stalls over parking concerns

October 30 | Meaghan McGoldrick

A plan to bring a 14-story, carbon-dioxide-swallowing senior care facility to Sheepshead Bay is facing opposition from the neighborhood’s community board for the facility’s lack of parking. Developers hope to transform a mostly empty 6,600-square-foot lot at 1508 Avenue Z into an approximately 160-foot-tall, 14-story mixed-use building complete with a senior care facility, community center […]

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