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Coney Island fun threatens a woman with "serious and permanent injury." What's she gonna do? Sue, baby, sue!

An upstate woman is suing the operator of the famed Coney Island Cyclone rollercoaster, saying she was injured when it went out of control and sped downward too fast, according to DNAInfo.com. … Full Article
 

Tax break for owners of Sandy-damaged homes

The City Council on Monday voted to give New York City’s Sandy-hit property owners a break by issuing an interest-free extension on the next property tax bill.  … Full Article
 

Obama wants $60 million in Sandy relief; US Rep. Grimm says ‘That’s more like it’

A Republican lawmaker who had been highly critical of Barack Obama amid reports last week that the president planned to request between $45 and $50 billion from congress for post-Sandy recovery work in the tri-state area, expressed relief when the figure turned out to be much higher. … Full Article
 

Wooden BOARDwalks are history! Concrete follows Hurricane Sandy's wrath

Once again, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is likely to get his way, and Coney Island will never be the same.. … Full Article
 

Give free flue shots in storm-ravaged neighborhoods, pol asks

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and the New York State Nurses Association are calling on the Department of Health to give free flu shots in areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Aerie: The day Prohibition died, Nathan's poured 80,000 glasses of beer

The day after Prohibition ended in 1933, the Nathan’s Famous stand in Coney Island served 80,000 glasses of free draft beer. *** … Full Article
 

Coney Island Hospital, still disabled, opens Urgent Care Center

Coney Island Hospital, devastated by Superstorm Sandy, has opened a walk-in Urgent Care Center –- but not an emergency room, the hospital emphasizes. … Full Article
 

Recchia quits NYC comptroller race

Councilman Domenic Recchia Jr. (D-Bensonhurst-Gravesend-Coney Island) stunned the political world on Tuesday by announcing that he won’t run for city comptroller in 2013. … Full Article
 

Red Mango to open in Coney Island

Red Mango, a fast-growing retailer of frozen yogurt and fresh fruit smoothies, is expanding in Brooklyn. Franchise owner Rahman Hashimi recently signed a development agreement to open his first Red Mango at 1223 Surf Ave. in Coney Island.
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Brooklyn Recovery Fund announces first grants; Coney, Red Hook are major recipients

The recently formed Brooklyn Recovery Fund this week announced the first group of grants to neighborhood organizations, and the lion’s share of the grants were to organizations in Coney Island and Red Hook – both neighborhoods that were devastated by Superstorm Sandy.
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