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Harry Potter castle, dragons appear at Coney Island’s 25th Annual Sand Sculpting Contest

The beach at Coney Island was teeming with crocodiles, octopi and all manner of creatures — real and imaginary — Saturday morning as Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) and Astella Development Corporation staged its annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest. … Full Article

High school students excel in AT&T science program

High school students from all over the borough got a chance to show off their skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) when they presented project at Kingsborough Community College during a graduation ceremony for the AT&T Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative. … Full Article

Savino: Cops should patrol ‘other’ Coney Island

Coney Island residents are growing increasingly concerned and frustrated by gun violence plaguing their streets, according to a lawmaker who represents them in Albany and who established her district office in the community in a show of solidarity. … Full Article

FOX 5 reporter visits Coney Island on her new lifestyle show

Simone Boyce, an entertainment reporter for WNYW/FOX 5, launched her new lifestyle program, “Simone in the City” on Saturday morning by paying a visit to Coney Island. … Full Article

Once a Coney Island sideshow, former preemies praise doctor years later

At age 95, Brooklyn native Lucille Horn often reflects on her long, full life, with a husband and five children, and how it might not have happened if not for the renegade doctor who put her in a Coney Island sideshow when she was just days old. … Full Article

Cyclones safe at home after brutal trip

Second-year manager Tom Gamboa called his Brooklyn Cyclones arguably the worst hitting team in all of professional baseball. … Full Article

City to study post-Sandy communications structure

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy in 2012, there were widespread outages in phone, Internet and cable services that prevented victims from getting in touch with their family members or 911, according to Councilmember Mark Treyger, who said the City Council has passed a bill he introduced to pr … Full Article

Author turns young adult genre on its ear by blending paranormal urban fantasy with Coney Island history

Glenn Herdling, a former editor and writer at Marvel Comics, has announced the publication of “Piper Houdini: Apprentice of Coney Island,” a novel for supernatural thrill-seekers about a 12-year-old orphan who learns that she is the niece of the legendary Harry Hou … Full Article

Cyclones, Staten Island Yankees locked in tight division race

After more than four decades in Major League-affiliated baseball, Tom Gamboa is quick to recognize a tight pennant race. … Full Article

Council subcommittee OKs Sandy zoning changes

A vote by a key City Council subcommittee that took place on Monday is the first step in an effort to cut red tape for Superstorm Sandy victims seeking to rebuild their homes, officials said. … Full Article


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