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40 percent of Sheepshead Bay stores still shut post-Sandy

Sheepshead Bay
Gokhan Karakollukcu never imagined that the placid waters beyond Emmons Avenue would blast apart his café's windows one late and horrifying October night last year. … Full Article
 

DA’s office charges MD who performed fatal liposuction

Sheepshead Bay
Kings County District Attorney Charles J. Hynes on Thursday announced the indictment of Dr. Oleg Davie, 51, for recklessly performing liposuction on a patient whom he knew previously had heart transplant surgery.  The liposuction procedure resulted in her death. … Full Article
 

Coney’s Aquarium rebounds, rebuilds after Sandy

Coney Island
The New York Aquarium has cherished its setting on the Coney Island Boardwalk half a century. But the ocean that is the aquarium's lifeblood dealt it a shattering blow last fall. … Full Article
 

CONEY COMEBACK! Luna Park, Wonder Wheel open for business

Coney Island
Get ready for weekends at the beach: Luna Park and Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park are among the Coney Island attractions that reopened on Sunday, March 24.  … Full Article
 

Sandy broke it, Army Corps will fix it! $100 million beach repair at Coney, Rockaways

Coney Island
The US Army Corps of Engineers says it intends solicit bids for a massive beach repair project at the Coney Island and Rockaway beaches in Brooklyn and Queens. … Full Article
 

Recchia worries sequester cuts will hurt Sandy rebuilding effort

Coney Island
The sequester battle in Washington could result in casualties here in New York, according to City Councilman Domenic Recchia Jr. … Full Article
 

School for autistic children looks to increase enrollment

Bath Beach
A Bath Beach school for autistic children is holding an open house next week to attract prospective students and increase its enrollment.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Bookbeat: Teacher with global career credits Brooklyn roots

Coney Island
Like Betty Smith’s “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” Albert Mazza’s “A Teacher Grows in Brooklyn” is a coming-of-age story that traces a young individual’s roots and life-changing encounters in Brooklyn and beyond. … Full Article
 

Sequester: Lawmakers worry that potential budget cuts will hit 9/11 first responders

Coney Island
As the March 1 deadline for deep automatic federal budget cuts – known as sequestration – loomed, a group of lawmakers expressed concern about the effect cuts would have on Sept. … Full Article
 

Scientist: Transit and roads must adjust to grim realities of climate change

Coney Island
Standing in front of a flood map that showed Coney Island, Red Hook and Sunset Park as danger zones, scientist Cynthia Rosenzweig told a gathering of transportation professionals on Tuesday that the sea level is rising, storms are increasing, and our mass transit and highway systems had bet … Full Article
 

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