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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. Bob Turner, who won a special election in September of 2011 to fill out the remainder of Weiner’s term after the congressman resigned in disgrace due to a sexting scandal, believes the newcomer to the mayoral field has a long way to go to win back the confidence of voters, according to his spokesman Bob Capano.


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. And that’s just fine with John Lisyanskiy, a candidate for the City Council seat in that community.


Applebee’s to open new eatery in Sandy-torn Coney Island

As Coney Island continues its slow recovery from the damage Hurricane Sandy left behind nearly seven months ago, a national chain restaurant is getting set to open a franchise in the storm-torn community.

Apple-Metro, Inc., the company that owns Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants in the tri-state area, is opening a restaurant on June 17 on Surf Avenue between Stillwell Avenue and West 12th Street. It will be the company’s sixth Applebee’s restaurant in Brooklyn.


Cyclones bring back fans to MCU Park after Sandy

On Saturday, May 11, single tickets went on sale at MCU Park for the Cyclones’ 2013 season, which starts this year on June 18.  In addition to the ticket sale, season ticket-holders were treated to a behind the scenes look at the refurbished clubhouse and a field tour of the newly renovated MCU Park that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.


U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of NY (Brooklyn) Speaks on Corruption

Loretta E. Lynch, the U.S. Attorney for the EDNY, will speak at the Carmine Carro Community Center in Marine Park on the topic “Confronting Public/Political Corruption” on Thursday, May 16th at 7:30pm.


The event is hosted by the Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Association. Representatives from the 61st Precinct as well as various elected officials and candidates will be present.


Brooklyn lawyer federally charged with misconduct

An attorney with a debt relief and settlement company serving financially disadvantaged individuals has been charged with federal mail and wire fraud.


Treyger urges state to use Sandy funds for Coney Island plant upgrade

New York State is about to receive more than $300 million from the federal government to upgrade its sewage treatment plants to prevent damage in future Sandy-type storms. Mark Treyger, a Democratic hopeful for Coney Island’s City Council seat, said he thinks the water treatment plant in that coastal community should be high on the list of facilities getting a makeover.


Brooklyn born actor loves his 'Beauty and the Beast' role

There was a time when actor Austin Basis, co-star of the hit television series “Beauty and the Beast,” considered becoming a doctor. While attending the State University of New York at Binghamton, he majored in theater but planned to attend medical school. “Every semester, I took science classes and theater classes,” he told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Finally, acting won out and he told his parents of his intention to pursue a career in show business.


New Field of Dreams on Coney Island

Hurricane Sandy hit Coney Island more than six weeks after the Brooklyn Cyclones' 2012 season ended with a 2-0 loss at Hudson Valley in the third and decisive game of their first-round playoff series.

But the effects of the deady and destructive super storm are still being felt by area residents, including the Baby Bums as they prepare to open their 13th season on Surf Avenue.


View-obstructing Boardwalk bathrooms put on hold

The New York City Parks Department has delayed the erection of large comfort stations along Coney Island and Brighton beaches.  The bathrooms, one of which is the subject of a lawsuit by nearby condominium owners, will replace restrooms beneath the boardwalk that were destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

As previously reported in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, unit owners of the Oceana Condominium, a luxury residence in Brighton Beach, have sued New York City over the public restroom that, they claim, will obstruct their ocean views.



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