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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
 

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
 

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