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Savino to host Back to School Blast

Public school students return from summer vacation and head back to class on Sept. 8, but many kids in Coney Island will be eagerly going to school on Aug. 10. That’s the day state Sen. Diane Savino is hosting her ninth annual Back to School Blast. … Full Article
 

NYCHA breaks ground on $41M FEMA recovery project in Coney Island

New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye broke ground Wednesday on a $41 million reconstruction project at the Coney Island Sites 4/5 development, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). … Full Article
 

Savino pushes legislation to protect kids playing Pokémon GO

A directive issued Monday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ban convicted sex offenders from playing the popular “Pokémon Go” game is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done to protect children, according to state Sen. … Full Article
 

Harris urges Brooklyn residents to attend Stringer town hall

Residents should take advantage of the opportunity to question a top city official at a town hall meeting in Coney Island this week, according to a Brooklyn lawmaker who said she is also looking forward to the session as a way to learn more about the public’s concerns. … Full Article
 

Stringer to hold Brooklyn town hall

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer is coming to Brooklyn to hear what residents have to say. … Full Article
 

Exclusive: Eagle interview with Andrew Dice Clay

Comedian Andrew Dice Clay has played some huge, high-profile venues in his time, such as Madison Square Garden. But he is especially proud of the fact that on Saturday, July 30, he will be performing at the newly opened Ford Amphitheater at the Coney Island Boardwalk. … Full Article
 
Coney Island Beach Closed After Several Sharks Spotted

Coney Island Beach closed after several sharks spotted

Lucien Zayan goes to Coney Island every morning in the summer as part of his daily routine. He checks his emails, calls his friends in Paris and reads on the beach. … Full Article
 

Aerosmith's Perry doing well after getting sick at Brooklyn show

A representative says Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is resting and "doing well" after he left a Brooklyn stage and was taken to a hospital. Sujata Murthy also said Monday that Perry appreciates the public's good wishes. … Full Article
 

Stickball documentary to screen this weekend at MCU Park

“When Broomsticks Were King,” a documentary by Jay Cusato, celebrates the beloved longstanding Brooklyn sport that is still played today. It will be screened during Old Timers Day at MCU Park in Coney Island on Sunday, July 10, with gates opening at 11:30 a.m. … Full Article
 

Joey Chestnut downs record 70 hot dogs in Coney Island eating contest

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut beat his own record in regaining the Mustard Yellow International Belt on Monday, downing a stomach-churning 70 hot dogs and buns to top Matt "The Megatoad" Stonie at the annual July Fourth eating contest in Coney Island. … Full Article
 

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