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PAL brings ‘Christmas in Summertime’ to Coney Island

Coney Island
Christmas came more than four months early to a group of Coney Island kids, thanks to the Police Athletic League (PAL) and the Brooklyn Cyclones, who co-hosted a “holiday” party at MCU Ball Park on a recent Friday afternoon. … Full Article
 

Judges’ retirement age will be up to voters

Sheepshead Bay
This November election, New York voters will have an opportunity to decide whether or not state judges are allowed to remain on the bench past the age of 70. … Full Article
 

Beauty on the Boardwalk

Coney Island
If you’re walking down the Coney Island boardwalk at night or watching a Brooklyn Cyclones night game these days, this is what you’ll likely see when it gets dark. Coney’s landmark Parachute Jump was outfitted with lights in 2006, but Borough President Marty Markowitz was unhappy with the job. … Full Article
 

Nelson endorses Lisyanskiy for council seat next door

Coney Island
City Councilman Michael Nelson, who is term-limited and cannot run for re-election, has made an endorsement in a council race – not the contest in his district, but in a neighboring community. … Full Article
 

Child hurt at Coney Island's Deno's Wonder Wheel ride

Coney Island
A 5-year-old boy suffered lacerations to his left leg and head after falling off a kiddie ride at an amusement park in Brooklyn, police said Wednesday. … Full Article
 

Coney Island to host diversity day in response to defacing of Jackie Robinson statue

Coney Island
Last week, vandals defaced the statue of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese, located outside MCU Park in Coney Island with hateful words and symbols which have since been removed.  In light of these recent events, the Cyclones and Alliance for Coney Island will join together with community l … Full Article
 

Police search for Brooklyn senior last seen at Sheepshead Bay bus stop

Sheepshead Bay
The NYPD is looking for Brooklyn senior Norma James, who was last seen near a bus stop at Nostrand Avenue and Avenue V in Sheepshead Bay.  … Full Article
 

Thompson unveils plan to combat hate crimes

Coney Island
Calling the statue of Brooklyn Dodgers immortal Jackie Robinson and teammate Pee Wee Reese “a symbol of racial tolerance and healing,” former comptroller Bill Thompson unveiled a three-point plan to combat hate crimes in the wake of the ugly graffiti incident involving the statue outside MC … Full Article
 

OPINION: A diner is NOT a 'greasy spoon'

Sheepshead Bay
Recently, to my surprise, I have seen many online references to diners as “greasy spoons” on the web. … Full Article
 
 

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