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Hundreds come to amusement park to help Pietro

Bath Beach
A Bay Ridge mom hoping for a cure for her son’s rare disease hosted a fun day in an amusement park for hundreds of families to raise money for research. … Full Article
 

RECORD BROKEN! Joey Chestnut wins 7th contest with 69 dogs

Coney Island
Joey Chestnut downed 69 franks and devoured his own record in the men's Fourth of July hot dog eating contest while Sonya Thomas defended her title in the women's competition. … Full Article
 
 

GASP! Coney Island Cyclone could be closed July 4

Coney Island
Coney Island's famous Cyclone roller coaster and Wonder Wheel may be shuttered July Fourth, one of the busiest days for its historic amusement park, as engineers inspect a 275-foot-tall observation tower that swayed in the wind. … Full Article
 

Astrotower sways, Luna Park in Coney Island evacuated

Coney Island
Luna Park, the Cyclone roller coaster and Wonder Wheel Park in Coney Island were evacuated and closed Tuesday around 4:30 p.m. as witnesses reported the Astrotower was swaying. … Full Article
 

UFT endorses Kagan in Sheepshead Bay council race

Sheepshead Bay
Ari Kagan, a Democratic Party district leader in southern Brooklyn who is hoping to become the next city councilman from Sheepshead Bay, picked up an important endorsement on Monday. … Full Article
 

Community Education Council president earns highest number of votes in city

Bath Beach
Laurie Windsor, president of the Community Education Council (CEC) of School District 20 in Brooklyn, who is entering her fifth term in office, said keeping the lines of communication open between local schools and the communities they serve is an important part of her role. … Full Article
 

Savino throws block party to mark reopening her Sandy-damaged office

Coney Island
State Sen. Diane Savino was standing in the middle of the street, surrounded by children, some of whom were jumping up and down and waving at her. They weren’t lobbying for her vote. They wanted ice cream! … Full Article
 

Sandy can't stop great Mermaid Parade

Coney Island
Just in time for the first day of summer, Coney Island looked as great as ever for its annual Mermaid Parade, which was nearly shuttered for the year because of Sandy. Check out some great exclusive Eagle photos from our very own Mario Belluomo. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn struts its stuff at Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Coney Island
Coney Island nearly went the way of Atlantis when Superstorm Sandy swept up the East Coast last fall, but even that couldn't stop Brooklyn's strutting mermaids from hitting the boardwalk on the first weekend of summer. … Full Article
 

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