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. Stew Albert – Stewart Edward Stew Albert was an early member of the Yippies, an anti-Vietnam War political activist, and an important figure in the New Left movement of the 1960s. He graduated from Pace University, where he majored in politics and philosophy, in 1965, he left New York for San Francisco, where he met the poet Allen Ginsberg at the City Lights Bookstore. Within a few days, he was volunteering at the Vietnam Day Committee in Berkeley and it was there he met Jerry Rubin and Abbie Hoffman, with whom he co-founded the Youth International Party or Yippies. He also met Bobby Seale and other Black Panther Party members there, Rubin once said that Albert was a better educator than most of the professors. He was arrested at the disturbances outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention and was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Chicago Seven case. His wife, Judy Gumbo Albert, claimed, according to his New York Times obituary, later, he would work closely with the Berkeley Tribe underground newspaper and lived at the Tribes commune when he was not traveling for political engagements. In 1970, he ran for sheriff of Alameda County, California, in revenge for getting my balls sprayed with hot, after the Weather Underground helped Timothy Leary escape from a California prison, where he had been imprisoned for possessing L. S. D. Albert helped arrange for Leary to stay with Eldridge Cleaver in Algeria and he was not charged in either case. In the early 1970s, he and his wife sued the FBI for planting an illegal wiretap in his house and they won a $20,000 settlement and, in 1978, two FBI supervisors were fired for this action. In 1984, he and his moved to Portland, Oregon. His memoir, Who the Hell is Stew Albert, was published by Red Hen Press in 2005. He ran the Yippie Reading Room until he died of cancer brought on by hepatitis in 2006. Two days before his death, he posted on his blog, in the film Steal This Movie. Albert is played by Donal Logue, list of peace activists The Spies Who Thought We Were Messy by Stew Albert Almost Sheriff Yippie by Stew Albert Associated Press obituary 1 February 2006 stewalbert. com
4. Vitaly Borker – Vitaly Borker is a Ukrainian-born resident of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Borker owns DecorMyEyes and has listed in domain records as owner of OpticsFast, online retailers specializing in designer eyeglasses, under the pseudonyms Tony Russo. Borkers sales strategy was that there is no such thing as bad publicity and he intimidated customers and welcomed online complaints about DecorMyEyes because they caused the site to appear higher in Google search results, improving sales. Borker was arrested in December 2010 and charged with fraud, wire fraud. He pleaded guilty to charges and making threats. Sentencing was postponed on May 10,2012, to allow the judge to hear testimony from dozens of victims who reported being threatened with violence, including murder and rape. On July 11,2012, after hearing from five victims, according to Borker, each bad review boosts his sites PageRank, meaning that the site comes top of Googles ratings for many of the products he sells. While a direct Google search for DecorMyEyes elicits the site and its negative reviews, searching for individual products. Bail was denied on the basis that he was a threat to the community, a search of the defendants premises resulted in confiscation of a stock of counterfeit eyeglasses, and fake 8mm replica guns. On May 12,2011, Borker pleaded guilty in Federal District Court in Manhattan to two counts of interstate communication of threats, one count of fraud and one count of wire fraud. After several procedural deferrals, sentencing was scheduled for May 10,2012, at the sentencing, Borkers attorney insisted that Borker never threatened customers with rape or murder despite claims by numerous individuals that he did. The judge postponed the sentencing, saying he wanted to hear testimony from the dozens of victims who reported being threatened with violence. Immediately after hearing from the first five victim witnesses on July 11,2012, the testimony detailed threats of murder, rape and, in one instance, slicing off a woman’s legs. The threats were made after customers canceled eyeglass orders or credit card transactions, more witnesses were scheduled to testify the following week. On September 6,2012, Borker was sentenced to four years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $1,000,000 in fines. According to the New York Times, Bureau of Prisons records show Borker was released in September of 2015, criticism of Google Google search optimization ResellerRatings reviews of DecorMyEyes Better Business Bureau report of DecorMyEyes
5. 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
6. Reed Farrel Coleman – Reed Farrel Coleman is an American writer of crime fiction and a poet. Reed Farrel Coleman, the youngest of three boys, was born and raised in the Sheepshead Bay, Coney Island, Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn. As a teenager, while walking to work, he heard a shot and that is when he realized, People really do get hurt. He started writing in high school and he has worked at an ice cream store, in air freight at Kennedy Airport, as a car leasing agent, in baby food sales, cooking at a restaurant, as a cab driver, and delivering home heating oil. Coleman met his wife Rosanne at The New School in a writing class and they have two children, Kaitlin and Dylan. He now lives on Long Island, Coleman did not consider making writing a career until taking a Brooklyn College detective fiction class. He is an award winning author, particularly his Moe Prager series. Also published are series featuring protagonists Gulliver Dowd, Dylan Klein, the Dowd character was based on a retired police detective that he had met. The Joe Serpe novels were written under the pen name Tony Spinosa. He has written the stand-alone novels Tower with Ken Bruen, Bronx Reqiem with Det, john Roe of the NYPD, and Gun Church, as well as several short stories, essays, and poems. Coleman has won Anthony, Audie, Barry, Macavity and Shamus Awards and his books and stories have additionally been nominated for Gumshoe and Edgar Awards. The books have been translated seven languages. He considers William Blake, Lawrence Block, T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Raymond Chandler, later he found significance in the writing of colleagues Peter Blauner, Ken Bruen, Jim Fusilli, S. J. He says, though, that his single greatest writing influence was his college professor, David Lehman. With a four book contract, Coleman takes over writing Robert B, parkers Jesse Stone series with the September 2014 publication of Blind Spot. He has also signed to a two book deal featuring retired Suffolk County cop turned PI Gus Murphy. He is an instructor of English at Hofstra University, a former Executive Vice President of Mystery Writers of America. Life Goes Sleeping, Permanent Press,1991, ISBN1877946052 Little Easter, Permanent Press,1993
7. 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