Coney Island

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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Applications open for 5,000 Sandy jobs

Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday that the state has secured a grant that will hire more than 5,000 unemployed New Yorkers to clean up after Hurricane Sandy. … Full Article

In a big step for Coney, Key Food reopens

On Saturday, Coney Island residents celebrated a major milestone in its recovery efforts as the Key Food at West 34th Street and Neptune Avenue reopened its doors for the first time since Hurricane Sandy swamped the neighborhood.   … Full Article

Boardwalk: Disaster’s over, but cleanup remains

In Coney Island and Brighton Beach along the boardwalk, the disaster is over, but a big, expensive cleanup lies ahead. … Full Article

Mayor Bloomberg defends city's 911 system after Sandy glitches

The city’s $2 billion 911 call system failed the most vulnerable caught in Sandy’s wrath, survivors told the New York Post. … Full Article

Something stinks in Manhattan Beach

Residents of 301 Oriental Boulevard in Manhattan Beach building say an “intolerable” stench has developed as a result of flood waters mixing with barrels of oil located in the basement. News reports say the smell is so bad that it has forced everyone to move out. … Full Article

Help for photos damaged by Hurricane Sandy

High waters from superstorm Sandy destroyed many precious and irreplaceable photographs. A growing corps of volunteers from Brooklyn-based Cherished Albums Restoration Effort (CARE) is offering free digital restoration services for folks whose salvaged photos have been damaged. … Full Article

Brooklyn pot dealer donates to Hurricane Sandy victims

A Brooklyn pot dealer donated half of his proceeds made over two days last week to victims of Hurricane Sandy, according to the Huffington Post. … Full Article


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