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Sea Gate still waiting for storm barriers

Sea Gate, a Brooklyn neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Sandy, has spent over two decades waiting for storm protection, according to a story in Tuesday’s Observer. From 1972 – when the Army Corps of Engineers proposed a 15-foot seawall – to this year’s government project to reinforce the beaches, all were too late for Hurricane Sandy.


$28 million grant to bring 10 miles of ‘Select Bus Service’ to Brooklyn

A $28 million federal Department of Transportation grant will fund nearly 10 miles of Select Bus Service lanes, newly paved streets, bus bulb-outs and other improvements throughout Brooklyn, from Williamsburg to Sheepshead Bay.

The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and federal officials said yesterday that the new bus service would run along the present route of the B44 line, one of the city’s 10 busiest, serving 39,000 riders daily.


Hurricane Sandy Disaster Assistance Center set up at Coney Island

The Mayor's Office and Human Resources Administration have set up several full-service sites with information about applying for emergency social and economic assistance after Hurricane Sandy.

In Brooklyn, the site is located at MCU Park parking lot at 1904 Surf Avenue in Coney Island from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is available to help homeowners apply for loans.

For locations as added and sites in other boroughs, visit


Sandy flattens houses in Coney Island

Superstorm Sandy left a five-car pileup in Jeff Nier's front yard.

In the Coney Island community of Sea Gate, the 65-year-old waited out the storm in his house.

It still stood Tuesday, but to get inside he had to climb over a mess of squashed vehicles, three cars and two SUVs. Inside, 3 feet of water filled his home, but Nier and his wife were safe on the second floor so he was in good spirits.

"Where am I gonna go?" he asked. "I got three dogs. It was just a surge, but I didn't think it was gonna be like this."


Young walrus now calls Aquarium home

Mitik, an orphaned walrus calf rescued off the coast of Alaska, sits on a table near his tank at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium in the Coney Island, Brooklyn. Mitik suffered from a number of ailments when he was rescued in July, but he is making progress as he receives round-the-clock care at the aquarium.


Sheepshead Bay getting its supermarket back

Sheepshead Bay will soon have its supermarket back, thanks to the efforts of Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and the LeFrak Organization.


Walrus calves rescued in Alaska find new homes in B’klyn, Indianapolis

Around-the-clock care will continue at Aquarium

Two male walrus calves orphaned off the coast near Barrow, Alaska, will be given new homes at the Indianapolis Zoo and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium in Coney Island.

Struggling to survive in the wild after losing their mothers, the unrelated calves were discovered by local fishermen about a week apart in July. In both cases, each calf was badly dehydrated and in poor health.


Brooklyn bus driver stabbed with hypodermic needle

Authorities say a passenger stabbed a New York City bus driver.

The victim's mother told Fox 5 News that the passenger used a hypodermic needle.

It happened Monday morning in Brooklyn on the B68 bus to Coney Island.

The passenger fled and remains at large.

The driver was treated for a stab wound to the shoulder at Methodist Hospital.

Under New York State law, assaulting an MTA employee is a felony.


Four more years!: Mets sign extension with Brooklyn Cyclones

The New York Mets currently rank 17th in the Major Leagues in home attendance, averaging 28,402 fans per night at practically new Citi Field through their first 71 games of what appears to be another lost season in Flushing.

Fortunately, the Amazins have no such problems drawing crowds, or winning ballgames, on Coney Island.

That's why it was a virtual no-brainer for the organization to extend its 12-year affiliation with the Brooklyn Cyclones, a deal the Mets announced last week.


Grand old time at Brooklyn’s Great Irish Fair

The Murphys were there -- as were the Kellys, Donohues, O'Briens, Quinns and Farrells.

This weekend’s 31st Annual Great Irish Fair in Coney Island at MCU Park was a grand family reunion for the thousands who came to celebrate their Irish heritage, listen and dance to Irish music, feast on Irish food and have a sip or two of good Irish ale.



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