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Thompson tells Coney Island city must do better job preparing for emergencies

The city needs to do a better job of preparing and responding to natural disasters, former comptroller Bill Thompson said after taking a tour of areas of Coney Island damaged by Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article
 

Brook-Krasny to tour Coney Island with Comptroller DiNapoli

Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, whose district is still recovering from the damage left by Superstorm Sandy, will be touring hard hit areas with New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli on June 14. … Full Article
 

Hair-raising 'Thunderbolt' roller coaster coming to Coney Island

A major new roller coaster, the “Thunderbolt,” is going up at Coney Island and will open in time for next year’s summer season, the NYC Economic Development Corporat … Full Article
 

Kagan picks up support from a former rival in council race

The campaigns for City Council seats in Brooklyn districts are starting to get serious, as political hopefuls with no chance of winning a primary face reality, drop out, and throw their support behind candidates they had been running against. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn's Catholic churches celebrate Feast of Corpus Christi

Catholics all over Brooklyn marked the Feast of Corpus Christi with masses, processions, and benedictions on June 2 celebrating one of bedrock beliefs of the church – that the Eucharist distributed during  … Full Article
 

Mermaid Parade is saved! $100G Kickstarter campaign meets goals

On June 3 at midnight, the 27-day $100,000 Kickstarter campaign to save Coney Island's Mermaid Parade will come to a close. … Full Article
 

FEMA funds to pay for repairs of Coney Island boardwalk lights

Nathan’s Famous is back and Coney Island is on the upswing seven months after Superstorm Sandy. The latest news on the community’s comeback comes from Washington DC. … Full Article
 

'Coney is back!' Mayor Bloomberg launches Coney Island summer season

Surrounded by beaming officials and business owners, Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday officially opened Coney Island -- including the new Steeplechase Plaza and the restored B&B Carousell – seven months after Hurricane Sandy nearly swept it away. … Full Article
 

Turner calls Weiner’s mayoral bid an ‘uphill battle’

The man who won Anthony Weiner’s congressional seat following his political downfall two years ago has his doubts about his predecessor’s try at a comeback. … Full Article
 

Council candidate praises Cuomo’s Coney Island casino snub

Coney Island isn’t going to become the next Atlantic City after all. After much talk about the possibility, Governor Cuomo’s plan to bring casino gambling to New York State doesn’t include turning Coney Island’s iconic boardwalk into the boardwalk of Atlantic City. … Full Article
 

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