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Army Corps of Engineers hires contractor to repair Coney Island beach

Coney Island Beach will undergo critical repairs and emergency restoration to address Hurricane Sandy-related damage, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and a group of lawmakers announced on Tuesday. … Full Article
 

Exhibition looks at genius of Brooklyn carousel inventor

Coney Island's historic B&B Carousell is among several vintage attractions still thrilling visitors at the famous amusement park today. What parkgoers may not know is that William Mangels designed and built it. … Full Article
 

Coney Island Parachute Jump lit in gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Brooklyn’s Eiffel Tower went gold for childhood cancer on Friday. … Full Article
 

Lincoln football reintroduces itself with huge win over Tottenville

As Lincoln's head coach Shawn O'Connor watched for his team's reaction as a new banner was unveiled celebrating last season's championship, he liked what he saw — nothing. … Full Article
 

Coney Island Parachute Jump ‘goes gold’ for Childhood Cancer Awareness Friday

The Coney Island community is invited to join Councilmember Mark Treyger; Zamperla, owner of the Coney Island Parachute Jump; parents and advocates on Friday evening as the Parachute Jump lights up gold to raise awareness for childhood cancer as part of a global initiative called The Gold W … Full Article
 

Lincoln’s names have changed, but the talent remains

While standing on the sidelines at Yankee Stadium watching quarterback Javon Moore lead Lincoln High School to a championship last season, Paul Litvak thought to himself that he would have the same opportunity this year except for one problem — he weighed 300 pounds. … Full Article
 

Nathan’s Famous operations director discusses Brooklyn roots

In today's economy, where it is normal for people to go through several careers and many different jobs during their lifetime, Brooklyn native and Senior Director of Company Operations at Nathan's Famous, Bruce Miller, told t … Full Article
 

3,000-mile charity bike ride finishes in Brighton Beach

A 3,000-mile charitable bike ride from Los Angeles to New York City made its final stop in Brighton Beach Sunday afternoon. Participants of the Investors Bank Bike 4 Friendship Tour were raising money for special needs children as they began their journey out west nearly 40 days ago. … Full Article
 

Cancer awareness advocates vow to keep putting pressure on Empire State Building

Advocates for children with cancer scored a major victory when the owners of the Parachute Jump, the famous Coney Island landmark, agreed to a request to light the tower in gold in tribute to kids with cancer next month. … Full Article
 

Coney Island hosts annual sand sculpting contest

Castles and other sandy sculptures rose into the Coney Island air Aug. 16, vying for best creations under the Brooklyn boardwalk. … Full Article
 

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