Coney Island

Dog downers Chestnut and 'Black Widow' Thomas set to rumble

Five-time hot-dog eating world champion Joey Chestnut stares down women's record-holder Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas during a weigh-in for contestants in the annual Coney Island Fourth of July international hot dog eating contest, at City Hall Park on Tuesday. … Full Article

Catching on: First-round pick Plawecki powers 'Clones to comeback win

Rich Donnelly never had a doubt about Kevin Plawecki. … Full Article

Agreement ends lobbying by EDC, subsidiaries

Coney Island Development Corp. affected NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Tuesday announced an agreement with the city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to end lobbying on behalf of the development projects in Coney Island and in the Willets Point section of Queens. … Full Article

Red Star / Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble

Step off the subway in Brighton Beach or Sheepshead Bay and, without the 10-and-a-half hour flight to Moscow or Odessa, it’s all there — food, clothing and culture — transported from the other side of the ocean and remade on the Brooklyn beach. … Full Article

Congressman Turner’s Office Hits the Road

SHEEPSHEAD BAY — U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Brooklyn-Queens) isn’t waiting for constituents to come to his district office for help. … Full Article

Come see Times Square, Statue of Liberty…Cyclones!

Tourists visiting the Big Apple are encouraged to see Times Square, the Statue of Liberty and other sites. The State Legislature is asking, why not the Brooklyn Cyclones? … Full Article

NOW endorses Scavo for Sheepshead Bay council seat

By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle … Full Article

Sullivan drops Bay Ridge council seat bid for Coney Island race

He’s dropping out and dropping in at the same time, though in a much less controversial manner than Vito Lopez. … Full Article

Brooklyn assistant principal removed for late-night calls to student

Christian Del Re, assistant principal at Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences in Brighton Beach, was removed from the classroom after investigators said he exchanged 2,919 text messages with a female student. … Full Article


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