For anyone that is currently living in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn and or has lived there, you know it's an *interesting* experience. From the various food joints, to the movie theater, everyone's love/hate relationship with Crazy George, Emmons Avenue, the B/Q trains, the new apartment complex that some people love and others completely despise, and everything in-between, there's no other neighborhood that's just like Sheepshead. You know you're from Sheepshead when:
1. You've either spotted Crazy George somewhere out on the streets or in a random location (usually in Dunkin' Donuts).
Don't get me wrong — it's not funny that he appears to have problems, but it's also not ideal that he goes into various stores harassing the workers. He's a one of a kind human being and I do wish the best for him and/or that he does get some help.
2. When it comes to Brennan and Carr and Roll n Roaster, you either love one of them much more than the other.
As much as I love Brennan and Carr's Gargiulo burger, I'm more of a Roll n Roaster person. Their personal pizza is nice and their fries are to die for -- and yes, I want cheese on that, please.
3. You either love or hate that new apartment complex that's in the works.
You know, this one at 1501 Voorhies Ave.
4. You've become used to the B and Q trains either being delayed, messed up, crowded, and or nonexistent.
"Take the B they said. It's express they said." If I told you how many times the B has gone local, out of service, and or on fire in Brooklyn, then maybe you'd hate it just as much as I do at times. Don't even get me started about how crowded it is - especially during rush hour.
"What about the Q train?" The Q's not much better. It has its times where it goes express in Brooklyn as opposed to local, which doesn't help if you're getting on/off at Neck Road or Avenue U.
5. You either go to UA Sheepshead, another movie theater or don't even bother with movie theaters.
Although going to UA Sheepshead is convenient, their prices are very special for just an average movie theater.
6. You either stick to shopping and dining along Sheepshead Bay Road and or Emmons Avenue or go elsewhere either in the neighborhood, other neighborhoods, or to the city.
While they're both convenient parts of Sheepshead Bay, there are other parts of the neighborhood to go to, such as Nostrand Ave. Sometimes, it's easier to flock to other parts of Brooklyn, but there are times where going to the city is worth the commute.
7. You either shop at Cherry Hill or avoid it completely.
While there are other supermarkets in the neighborhood, Cherry Hill is the only one on Emmons that is open 24/7. Their prices might be high for the neighborhood, but their prices could be much worse.
8. You remember when Sheepshead Bay High School was one school...
...and not an educational complex.
9. You're still low-key bothered about how the neighborhood recovered after Sandy.
I'm not going to say that it was the same after the hurricane. Although it didn't take the longest time to recover, that doesn't mean that damage wasn't done.
10. But regardless of how you may feel, by the end of the day, you're probably still super in love with the neighborhood.
It's an incredibly unique neighborhood. You can take someone out of Sheepshead but you can't take the Sheepshead out of someone.