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By the Sea, By the Sea: Bonus Brighton Beach photos

So it's too cold for the wimps among us to swim.

The shoreline is lively no matter what in Little Odessa, aka Brighton Beach

See our related story about places to eat and shop in the neighborhood.

And check out these extra photos of the waterfront.


Little Odessa, aka Brighton Beach, is a cure for the Autumnal Blues

Nostalgia for summer is setting in.

A good antidote is a day at the beach — Brighton Beach, aka Little Odessa.

Ignore the depressingly autumnal leaves on the trees along the elevated B train tracks and make a break for the oceanside haven where everyone speaks Russian and/or various Slavic and Central Asian languages.

They'll feed you well even if you don't, and share their beachfront with you.


CAMBA Gardens provides housing for the most vulnerable while reducing hospital costs

At Kings County Hospital, policymakers and affordable housing advocates have teamed up for a win-win solution to reduce emergency room visits and provide modest-rent apartments to the homeless, victims of Superstorm Sandy and patients with high-level medical needs. Additional units will also be available to everyday residents through a lottery.


$21M resiliency, efficiency project at Coney Island Hospital completed

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced the completion of a series of storm resiliency measures and energy efficiency upgrades at Coney Island Hospital that totaled $21 million. The enhancements will help protect critical equipment from such extreme flooding as the health-care facility experienced during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. In addition to fortifying the equipment, the improvements will save the healthcare facility $1.5 million in annual energy costs and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions by more than 7,000 tons a year.


No Halloween Prank: Half-built ‘Horror House’ finally dead

While many of those who look at 1882 East 12th St. in Sheepshead Bay may just see neglected land and real estate blight, the property — now an empty lot surrounded by a chain-link fence — represents something very different to Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn). Cymbrowitz and neighbors on the block waged an eight-year battle with the city and the Board of Standards and Appeals to have a monstrous construction project cancelled and ultimately demolished.


Savino wins her one-woman race

Trivia question: Who was one of the candidates who had an easy time on Election Night? The answer: state Sen. Diane Savino.

Savino, a Democrat whose Staten Island-centered district includes parts of Bensonhurst and Coney Island, easily won re-election to a sixth term in office Tuesday night.

She ran unopposed!

The Republican Party chose not to field a candidate against her.


Small Business Commissioner Torres-Springer visits Coney Island storefronts to help Sandy-impacted businesses

New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer on Monday visited new storefronts along Mermaid Avenue that are being renovated as part of the city’s Hurricane Sandy Storefront Improvement Program. Funded by the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the program has provided more than $1 million in grants to help 72 small businesses across the city renovate storefronts damaged by Superstorm Sandy and to restore the vitality of local commercial corridors impacted by the storm.


Lincoln beats undefeated Clinton, gives O’Connor his 100th win

As Lincoln head coach Shawn O’Connor picked up his 100th career win as coach, he wasn’t thinking back to his glory days of winning the 2011 or 2013 city title or the four All-Americans he coached.


Thompson addresses gun violence at Coney Island meeting

Andrea Clinton has lived in Coney Island for the better part of a century.  Even as crime has dropped in the neighborhood considerably since the 1990s, she said she is still afraid of the rampant gun violence she has seen.


How to spend $1 million: Treyger seeks ideas from residents

Councilmember Mark Treyger has an enticing proposition for his constituents. He is offering them the chance to say how $1 million in city money should be spent in their community. It’s all part of the city’s participatory budgeting process, which is now underway.



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