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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

Cymbrowitz pushes MTA to build elevators in subway stations

Southern Brooklyn subway stations are difficult for senior citizens and physically disabled people to navigate, according to Assemblymember Steven Cymbrowitz, who said the vast majority of the stations don’t have elevators, a sorry situation that forces riders to trek up long flights of sta … Full Article

Pols say Sandy victims hit with building code violations

More than three years after Superstorm Sandy swept into New York City, homeowners are still suffering, this time in the pocketbook, according to two Brooklyn lawmakers who said that property owners are being hit with violations as they struggle to rebuild. … Full Article

More cops to walk the beat in Coney Island

It’s winter, but in Coney Island, thoughts are already turning to summer. … Full Article

City asks landlords to rent to Sandy victims

Superstorm Sandy victims whose homes are being rebuilt are getting help from the de Blasio administration in finding temporary housing during the construction. … Full Article

NY Aquarium discovers shark nursery ground in New York waters

Scientists and veterinarians working for the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) New York Aquarium in Coney Island have discovered something noteworthy in the near shore waters of Long Island’s Great South Bay: a nursery ground for the sand tiger shark, a fearsome-looking but non-aggressi … Full Article


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