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Flood-prevention study makes Coney Island Pumping Station's future uncertain

The fate of the Coney Island Pumping Station depends on the outcome of a flood-prevention study. … Full Article

Advocates rally round the Coney Island Pumping Station after Landmarks Preservation Commission's diss

Coney's Ponies are in exile. They have been since 1981. Preservation advocates vow to bring them home again — despite a setback handed them by the city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). … Full Article

Coney Island’s B&B Carousell placed on National Register of Historic Places

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday announced that the B&B Carousell was officially added to the National Register of Historic Places. The B&B Carousell has a history spanning more than 110 years, spending 84 years on Coney Island. … Full Article

Schumer says feds should make shoreline storm resilient

A group of elected officials led by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to include Southern Brooklyn in any coastal protection projects it recommends in a new study of mitigation and resiliency programs in the New York/New Jersey harbor. … Full Article

Landmarks Preservation Commission tosses the Coney Island Pumping Station off its calendar

That's a slap in the face for Coney Island preservationists. Advocates who urged the city to grant landmark protection to the decommissioned Coney Island Pumping Station got bad news on Tuesday. … Full Article

Coney Island to get new amphitheater this July

The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, the cornerstone of the state-of-the-art Seaside Park and Community Arts Center developed by iStar, in partnership with Coney Island USA, will have its grand opening in July 2016, bringing New York City a new outdoor live entertainment venue. The 5 … Full Article

Cymbrowitz not mute on state plan to kill swans

A plan by New York state to reduce the population of mute swans is getting a loud rebuttal from a Sheepshead Bay lawmaker who said his constituents enjoy seeing the birds on the waterfront and want the graceful creatures to be preserved. … Full Article

Black-footed penguin chick hatches at Coney Island’s New York Aquarium

A black-footed penguin chick (Spheniscus demersus) has hatched at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) New York Aquarium in Coney Island.  … Full Article

Coney Island boardwalk landmark fight gains momentum

Two Brooklyn lawmakers are putting some muscle behind their calls for the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to designate the iconic Riegelmann Boardwalk in Coney Island as a landmark. … Full Article

Heastie names Cymbrowitz to anti-poverty panel

Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz, who is the chairman of the Committee on Aging, has been tapped by Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to serve on a new panel that will look into the causes of poverty. … Full Article


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