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More access for the disabled at Brighton Beach

The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation will expand access for the disabled at several locations in Brighton Beach.

“Nobody, regardless of their handicap, should find New York City’s public resources inaccessible — especially our wonderful beaches,” said New York City Council Member Chaim Deutsch, whose district includes the neighborhood.


Nets' Coney Island store re-opens Friday

The Nets Shop by adidas at Coney Island re-opens this summer on Friday, May 23 at 10 a.m. The store is located at 3015 Stillwell Ave. between Surf Ave. and the Boardwalk, across the street from the original Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog stand and next to the historic Wonder Wheel.


NYPD officer badly hurt in deadly Coney Island fire leaves hospital

A police officer who was severely injured while responding to a Brooklyn fire has left the hospital.

Officer Rosa Rodriguez rolled into the sunshine in a wheelchair but in uniform on Monday from Weill Cornell Medical Center.

The beaming mother of four was greeted by wild cheers from fellow officers and the sound of bagpipes.

She spent almost six weeks at the Manhattan hospital, including the first four days in a coma.

The April fire killed her partner, Dennis Guerra. His parents were there as Rodriguez was released from the hospital.


Telecom ends Madison’s perfect season with 3-2 victory

It was the middle of winter, softball was still a few months away, and a snowstorm cancelled school for Telecommunication Arts & Technology. That didn't stop Thalia Santiago who, even as a freshman, was spotted by her coach throwing the ball against a wall in a small area that she had shoveled out.


Ann Hampton Callaway sings ‘Barbra Streisand Songbook’

Brooklyn icon Barbra Streisand is getting the ultimate borough tribute – an evening devoted to her songs – at a special concert at Kingsborough Community College on Saturday.

Ann Hampton Callaway, a Tony nominated singer-songwriter who has written songs for Streisand, including the love song that Barbra sang to her husband James Brolin at their wedding, is performing “The Barbra Streisand Songbook” at Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Boulevard in Manhattan Beach, on Saturday, May 17, at 8 p.m.


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fix Coney Island shoreline

The Coney Island shoreline, which was battered by Hurricane Sandy nearly 18 months ago, is going to get a much-needed fix-up, according to Senator Charles Schumer, who announced on May 7 that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a Project Partnership Agreement to move forward with critical repairs and emergency beach restoration.

The restoration is part of a longstanding Corps of Engineers’ project that dates back to 1992 with the goal of constructing a series of rock jetties to protect the peninsula and prevent further erosion, Schumer said.


City Museum presents 1960s Coney Island photos

The Museum of the City of New York in Manhattan is presenting “In a World of Their Own: Coney Island Photographs by Aaron Rose, 1961-1963,” the first exhibition of the photographer’s images of sunbathers and swimmers at Brooklyn’s most famous beach.

The diversity of people --and what they are doing -- is immediately arresting, as the photographs capture intimate portraits of regular and uninhibited New Yorkers in a world of their own.


Stringer to hold Sandy hearing in Coney Island

City Comptroller Scott Stringer took a tour of Coney Island on May 2 to assess post-Sandy rebuilding efforts in advance of a public hearing he will hold in the community on May 6 and said he came away feeling more determined to get to the bottom of the city’s mess involving hurricane relief efforts.

“We will hold agencies accountable. There are no excuses,” Stringer told the Brooklyn Eagle in a phone interview conducted shortly after he completed his tour of storm-damaged sites in Coney Island on Friday.


Brooklyn teen arraigned on murder charge in fatal Coney Island fire

A 16-year-old boy who authorities say set a mattress fire in an apartment building has pleaded not guilty to murder in the death of a New York City police officer who responded to the blaze.

Prosecutors in Brooklyn arraigned Marcell Dockery Thursday. He faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted of killing officer Dennis Guerra.

Defense attorney Jesse Young tells the Daily News his client denies confessing to setting the fire. The newspaper says his family members cried when the charge was read.


Brooklyn Cyclones to wear Star Wars themed jerseys in August

The Brooklyn Cyclones will host its second annual Star Wars night on Aug. 2 with a special themed jersey, a mascot bobblehead giveaway and more.

The Cyclones will appropriately be wearing a Darth Maul (of the Sithclones) themed jersey with Brooklyn across the chest in the Sithclones' native Aurebesh. The Cyclones' Twitter feed compared its upcoming Star Wars themed jerseys to other minor league teams that have done this promotion in the past, calling their own Sitclone outfit the very best.



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