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Once a Coney Island sideshow, former preemies praise doctor years later

At age 95, Brooklyn native Lucille Horn often reflects on her long, full life, with a husband and five children, and how it might not have happened if not for the renegade doctor who put her in a Coney Island sideshow when she was just days old. … Full Article

Cyclones safe at home after brutal trip

Second-year manager Tom Gamboa called his Brooklyn Cyclones arguably the worst hitting team in all of professional baseball. … Full Article

City to study post-Sandy communications structure

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in 2012, there were widespread outages in phone, Internet and cable services that prevented victims from getting in touch with their family members or 911, according to Councilmember Mark Treyger, who said the City Council has passed a bill he introduced to pr … Full Article

Author turns young adult genre on its ear by blending paranormal urban fantasy with Coney Island history

Glenn Herdling, a former editor and writer at Marvel Comics, has announced the publication of “Piper Houdini: Apprentice of Coney Island,” a novel for supernatural thrill-seekers about a 12-year-old orphan who learns that she is the niece of the legendary Harry Hou … Full Article

Cyclones, Staten Island Yankees locked in tight division race

After more than four decades in Major League-affiliated baseball, Tom Gamboa is quick to recognize a tight pennant race. … Full Article

Council subcommittee OKs Sandy zoning changes

A vote by a key City Council subcommittee that took place on Monday is the first step in an effort to cut red tape for Superstorm Sandy victims seeking to rebuild their homes, officials said. … Full Article

Treyger organizes softball game to help autistic kids

Councilmember Mark Treyger has beaten plenty of opponents in his political career, but on July 14, he won a victory against autism. … Full Article

Jeffries, colleagues form caucus to take fresh look at justice system

A bipartisan group of House members, including U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn, has formed a new caucus to look at ways to fix the country’s criminal justice system, it was announced this week. … Full Article

Coney Island Hospital dedicates new community health center

Coney Island Hospital on Wednesday dedicated its new community health center in Coney Island and named it for Ida G. Israel, a late community leader and long-time neighborhood resident. … Full Article


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