Category:People from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn
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The following 19 pages are in this category, out of 19 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 19 pages are in this category, out of 19 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. New York City – The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2015 population of 8,550,405 distributed over an area of about 302.6 square miles. Located at the tip of the state of New York. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has described as the cultural and financial capital of the world. Situated on one of the worlds largest natural harbors, New York City consists of five boroughs, the five boroughs – Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898. In 2013, the MSA produced a gross metropolitan product of nearly US$1.39 trillion, in 2012, the CSA generated a GMP of over US$1.55 trillion. NYCs MSA and CSA GDP are higher than all but 11 and 12 countries, New York City traces its origin to its 1624 founding in Lower Manhattan as a trading post by colonists of the Dutch Republic and was named New Amsterdam in 1626. The city and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, New York served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790. It has been the countrys largest city since 1790, the Statue of Liberty greeted millions of immigrants as they came to the Americas by ship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is a symbol of the United States and its democracy. In the 21st century, New York has emerged as a node of creativity and entrepreneurship, social tolerance. Several sources have ranked New York the most photographed city in the world, the names of many of the citys bridges, tapered skyscrapers, and parks are known around the world. Manhattans real estate market is among the most expensive in the world, Manhattans Chinatown incorporates the highest concentration of Chinese people in the Western Hemisphere, with multiple signature Chinatowns developing across the city. Providing continuous 24/7 service, the New York City Subway is one of the most extensive metro systems worldwide, with 472 stations in operation. Over 120 colleges and universities are located in New York City, including Columbia University, New York University, and Rockefeller University, during the Wisconsinan glaciation, the New York City region was situated at the edge of a large ice sheet over 1,000 feet in depth. The ice sheet scraped away large amounts of soil, leaving the bedrock that serves as the foundation for much of New York City today. Later on, movement of the ice sheet would contribute to the separation of what are now Long Island and Staten Island. The first documented visit by a European was in 1524 by Giovanni da Verrazzano, a Florentine explorer in the service of the French crown and he claimed the area for France and named it Nouvelle Angoulême. Heavy ice kept him from further exploration, and he returned to Spain in August and he proceeded to sail up what the Dutch would name the North River, named first by Hudson as the Mauritius after Maurice, Prince of Orange
2. Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn – The mouth of the bay is about 1.0 mile southwest of Marine Park, Brooklyn. The area is part of Brooklyn Community Board 15 and lies east of Gravesend, the name Sheepshead Bay applies to the neighborhood north of the bay as well as the bay itself. Sheepshead Bay was named for the sheepshead, a fish found in the bays waters. The fish, now rare, can still be caught in the local waters occasionally, at the same time, the bay was widened, deepened, and bulkheaded at its western end. Recreational fishing fleets are now located there, though the fishing fleets have been shrinking every year and are being replaced by dinner boats, holocaust Memorial Park, located at the western end of the bay, is used throughout the year for commemorative events. In the last decade of the 20th century, an estate boom brought the reopening of the landmark Lundy Brothers seafood restaurant, which closed again in 2007. Soviet-style restaurants/nightclubs, such as Paradise and Baku Palace, have opened along the waterfront, as of 2007, there were 123,181 people living in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood. The demographics were 75. 4% White,14. 6% Asian,6. 6% Hispanic or Latino,4. 7% African American and 0. 2% Native American. Brooklyns Avenue U Chinatown, which emerged as the second Chinatown of Brooklyn during the late 1990s, is located partially in Sheepshead Bay, much like the adjacent Brighton Beach neighborhood, Sheepshead Bay is known for its high concentration of immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Other ethnic groups in the area include Albanians, Chinese, Turks, the main shopping and business thoroughfares are Emmons Avenue, Sheepshead Bay Road, Ocean Avenue, and Nostrand Avenue. Emmons Avenue is at the west end of the shore Greenway which lies between Shore Parkway and Jamaica Bay, connecting eastward and northward to Canarsie and Cross Bay Boulevard, Emmons Avenue is a waterfront road with piers from which yachts and boats offer day trips for fishing and dancing. Several public schools serve the community, Sheepshead Bay High School, James Madison High School, JHS14 Shell Bank Intermediate School, The Bay Academy, private schools in the area include St. Marks School, St. Edmunds School, and the Brooklyn Amity School, kingsborough Community College, part of the City University of New York is nearby. Sheepshead Bay is policed by the NYPDs 61st Precinct, Madison is a purely residential subsection of Sheepshead Bay, located just south of Midwood. Named after its own James Madison High School, its borders are Kings Highway to the north, Avenue U to the south, Ocean Avenue to the west, Madison uses the ZIP code 11229. The area is served by Brooklyn Community Board 15, Congressional District, New Yorks 8th congressional district – Congressman Hakeem Jeffries U. S. Congressional District, New Yorks 9th Congressional District – Congresswoman Yvette Clarke U. S, golden NY State Senate District, 23rd District – State Senator Diane J. Forgotten New York
3. Keith Green – Keith Gordon Green was an American contemporary Christian music pianist, singer and songwriter originally from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York. Beyond his music, Green is best known for his devotion to Christian evangelism. Green is also known for numerous popular modern hymns, including O Lord, Youre Beautiful and There Is a Redeemer, written by his wife, Melody. Green took to music at an age, beginning with the ukulele at the age of three, the guitar at five, and the piano at seven years of age. His talents were noted by a newspaper by the time he was only eight years old. The show was Greens first appearance in theater, which was held in Chatsworth, California. According to the LA Times, Green had already done a number of television commercials and. made a TV pilot. At 10 years of age, Green went on to play the role of Kurt von Trapp in a community theatre production of The Sound of Music at the Valley Music Theater in Woodland Hills. In February 1965, having written forty original songs already, Green and his father, Harvey, the first song released on disc was A Go-Go Getter in May 1965, which he had earlier composed and published before signing with Decca. Upon publication of song, Green, at 11 years of age. Green was a guest on the game show Ive Got a Secret on May 3,1965. His secret was I just signed a contract as a rock-n-roll singer. The segment included a performance of Well Do a Lot of Things Together. Green had a Jewish heritage and was raised in Christian Science and he grew up reading the New Testament and called the mixture of being Jewish and learning about Jesus an odd combination that left him open minded but deeply unsatisfied. He began doing drugs and became interested in mysticism and free love. After experiencing what Green described as a bad trip, he abandoned drug use and became interested in philosophy, when Green was 19 he met a fellow seeker/musician named Melody. They were inseparable and got married a year later – now he had a partner as his spiritual and musical quest continued, Green later stated, however, that in the midst of his skepticism, he had, been lost in a fantasy, till love broke through. And he renounced Christian Science and became a Jewish believer in Jesus the Messiah, a week later, Greens wife Melody, whom he had married in 1973 and was also Jewish, became a Jewish believer in Jesus
4. Andrew Dice Clay – Andrew Dice Clay is an American comedian and actor. He came to prominence in the late 1980s with a brash, macho, in 1990 he became the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row. That same year he played the role in the comedy-mystery film The Adventures of Ford Fairlane. Clay has been in movies and has released a number of stand-up comedy albums. He is currently continuing his focus on acting while still touring and performing his stand-up, Clay was born to a Jewish family and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in the neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay and his parents are Jacqueline and Fred Silverstein, he has one sister. Clays father worked in real estate sales and also as a boxer, Clay was doing impressions and entertaining his family in his living room by age 5. He played the drums at James Madison High School and later worked as a drummer in the Catskills in the late 1970s. In 1978, he auditioned at Pips, a comedy club in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, doing comedic impressions. His act at the time included an impression of John Travolta in Grease and he did a character called the dice man that was wildly popular that was based on Buddy Love. Clay eventually became this character full-time in his act, Clay graduated to the major Manhattan comedy clubs, including Budd Friedmans The Improv, Catch a Rising Star and Dangerfields. In 1980, he moved to Los Angeles, where he was adopted by Mitzi Shore and his work at the Store led to sitcom appearances on M*A*S*H and Diffrent Strokes. He later landed roles in such as Making the Grade, Pretty in Pink. He had a role on Crime Story from 1986 to 1988. He eventually turned from acting to pursue a career in stand-up comedy and his big break came in 1988 when he did a seven-minute set at Dangerfields during the Rodney Dangerfield special Nothing Goes Right. It was there that he met his agent Dennis Arfa, which led to his first HBO special, in 1995, Clay released an HBO special Assume the Position. That same year, he signed a development deal with CBS and producer Bruce Helford, in 1998, Clay released the triple-live album Filth via the Internet. Soon afterward, Clay aligned himself with New York City–based talk program The Opie, in 2000, Clay released Im Over Here Now and Banned for Life
5. Larry David – Lawrence Gene Larry David is an American comedian, writer, actor, playwright, and television producer. He and Jerry Seinfeld created the television series Seinfeld, where he served as its head writer, David has subsequently gained further recognition for the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm, which he also created, in which he stars as a semi-fictionalized version of himself. He is worth an estimated $900 million US dollars, Davids work won him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1993. Formerly a stand-up comedian, David went into comedy, writing and starring in ABCs Fridays. He has won two Primetime Emmy Awards, and was voted by fellow comedians and comedy insiders as the 23rd greatest comedy ever in a 2004 British poll to select The Comedians Comedian. David was born in the neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay, in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Rose and Morty David and he graduated from Sheepshead Bay High School, and then from the University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelors degree in History. After college, he enlisted in the United States Army Reserve, while a stand-up comedian, Larry David also worked as a store clerk, limousine driver, and historian. David then became a writer for and cast member of ABCs Fridays from 1980 to 1982, during his time at SNL, he was able to get only one sketch on the show, which aired at 12,50 AM, the last time slot on the show. David quit his job at SNL in the first season. That event inspired an episode of Seinfeld entitled The Revenge. David met his future Seinfeld stars during that stage of his career, he worked with Michael Richards on Fridays. Entertainment Weekly ranked it the third-best TV show of all time, David made occasional uncredited appearances on the show, playing such roles as Frank Costanzas cape-wearing lawyer and the voice of George Steinbrenner. He was also the inspiration for the shows character George Costanza. David left Seinfeld on friendly terms after the season but returned to write the series finale in 1998. He also continued to provide the voice for the Steinbrenner character, syndication of Seinfeld earned David an estimated US$250 million in 1998 alone. This amount has been steadily decreasing each year, but payments will continue until the full $1.7 billion from the deal has been paid. In 2008 David made $55 million from Seinfeld syndication, DVD sales and he was nominated for an Emmy award 19 times for Seinfeld, winning twice – once for best comedy and once for writing. The HBO cable television channel aired Davids 1-hour special, Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm and this was followed by Curb Your Enthusiasm, a television series on HBO that aired its first episode on October 15,2000
6. Terry Gross – Terry Gross is the host and co-executive producer of Fresh Air, an interview format radio show produced by WHYY-FM in Philadelphia and distributed throughout the United States by NPR. She has been in position since 1975 and has conducted thousands of interviews over the 40 years working at the job. Gross has won praise over the years for her low-key and friendly yet often probing interview style and she has a reputation for researching her guests work largely the night before an interview, often asking them unexpected questions about their early careers. Gross is the child of Anne and Irving Gross. She grew up in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York and her father worked in a family millinery business where he sold fabric to milliners. She grew up in a Jewish family and she said that her family lived in an apartment near Seniors Restaurant, a local landmark. When she was young, people would ask where Gross came from. Gross parents were first generation Americans, with roots in eastern Europe. She has a brother, Leon J. Gross, who is five years older. In 1968, Gross graduated from Sheepshead Bay High School and she earned a bachelors degree in English and a Master of Education degree in communications from the University at Buffalo. While in college she married her high school boyfriend who attended the same university and she took a year off from school to hitchhike cross country. In 1972, Gross became a teacher to 8th graders at a city public junior high school in Buffalo. She said she was ill equipped for the job, especially establishing discipline, Gross began her radio career in 1973 at WBFO, a public radio station in Buffalo, New York, where she started out as a volunteer. Typical subjects of these shows were womens rights and public affairs, in 1975, she moved to WHYY-FM in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to host and produce Fresh Air, which was a local interview program at the time. In 1985, Fresh Air with Terry Gross went national, being distributed weekly by NPR and it became a daily program two years later. Gross typically conducts the interviews from the WHYY-FM studios in Philadelphia, for the majority of these conversations, Gross is not face-to-face with her subjects. Gross creates a show that is an hour long, usually includes two interviews, and gets distributed to over 190 NPR stations. The show reaches an audience of millions of daily listeners, many of the producers and staff on Gross show have been with her since the late 1970s to 1980s