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Savino says her pot bill won't go up in smoke

Coney Island
Is New York going to become the next state to legalize marijuana? It’s too soon to tell, but one Brooklyn lawmaker is doing her best to make sure it happens. … Full Article
 

A condo on the ocean with the view of a toilet?

Brighton Beach
Residents of a Brighton Beach luxury apartment complex have sued New York City over a public restroom going up on the boardwalk that, they claim, will obstruct their ocean views.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Doctor Convicted in $77M Medicare fraud scheme

Brighton Beach
Gustave Drivas, M.D., a Staten Island resident who owned a medical clinic in Brooklyn, was convicted Tuesday of two felony counts for his role in a $77 million Medicare fraud scheme.  … Full Article
 

Coney Island Aquarium will partly reopen on May 25

Coney Island
The New York Aquarium will partially reopen on May 25, a milestone that will be celebrated about seven months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the 14-acre aquarium campus. … Full Article
 

Savino reopens her office in storm-torn Coney Island

Coney Island
In a sign that Coney Island is bouncing back from the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, state Sen. Diane Savino announced that she has reopened her district office there. … Full Article
 

40 percent of Sheepshead Bay stores still shut post-Sandy

Sheepshead Bay
Gokhan Karakollukcu never imagined that the placid waters beyond Emmons Avenue would blast apart his café's windows one late and horrifying October night last year. … Full Article
 

DA’s office charges MD who performed fatal liposuction

Sheepshead Bay
Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes on Thursday announced the indictment of Dr. Oleg Davie, 51, for recklessly performing liposuction on a patient whom he knew previously had heart transplant surgery.  The liposuction procedure resulted in her death. … Full Article
 

Coney’s Aquarium rebounds, rebuilds after Sandy

Coney Island
The New York Aquarium has cherished its setting on the Coney Island Boardwalk half a century. But the ocean that is the aquarium's lifeblood dealt it a shattering blow last fall. … Full Article
 

CONEY COMEBACK! Luna Park, Wonder Wheel open for business

Coney Island
Get ready for weekends at the beach: Luna Park and Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park are among the Coney Island attractions that reopened on Sunday, March 24.  … Full Article
 

Sandy broke it, Army Corps will fix it! $100 million beach repair at Coney, Rockaways

Coney Island
The US Army Corps of Engineers says it intends solicit bids for a massive beach repair project at the Coney Island and Rockaway beaches in Brooklyn and Queens. … Full Article
 

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