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GASP! Coney Island Cyclone could be closed July 4

Coney Island
Coney Island's famous Cyclone roller coaster and Wonder Wheel may be shuttered July Fourth, one of the busiest days for its historic amusement park, as engineers inspect a 275-foot-tall observation tower that swayed in the wind. … Full Article
 

Astrotower sways, Luna Park in Coney Island evacuated

Coney Island
Luna Park, the Cyclone roller coaster and Wonder Wheel Park in Coney Island were evacuated and closed Tuesday around 4:30 p.m. as witnesses reported the Astrotower was swaying. … Full Article
 

UFT endorses Kagan in Sheepshead Bay council race

Sheepshead Bay
Ari Kagan, a Democratic Party district leader in southern Brooklyn who is hoping to become the next city councilman from Sheepshead Bay, picked up an important endorsement on Monday. … Full Article
 

Community Education Council president earns highest number of votes in city

Bath Beach
Laurie Windsor, president of the Community Education Council (CEC) of School District 20 in Brooklyn, who is entering her fifth term in office, said keeping the lines of communication open between local schools and the communities they serve is an important part of her role. … Full Article
 

Savino throws block party to mark reopening her Sandy-damaged office

Coney Island
State Sen. Diane Savino was standing in the middle of the street, surrounded by children, some of whom were jumping up and down and waving at her. They weren’t lobbying for her vote. They wanted ice cream! … Full Article
 

Sandy can't stop great Mermaid Parade

Coney Island
Just in time for the first day of summer, Coney Island looked as great as ever for its annual Mermaid Parade, which was nearly shuttered for the year because of Sandy. Check out some great exclusive Eagle photos from our very own Mario Belluomo. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn struts its stuff at Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Coney Island
Coney Island nearly went the way of Atlantis when Superstorm Sandy swept up the East Coast last fall, but even that couldn't stop Brooklyn's strutting mermaids from hitting the boardwalk on the first weekend of summer. … Full Article
 

Savino hosts block party outside her Coney Island office

Coney Island
State Sen. Diane Savino (D-Coney Island-Bensonhurst-Staten Island) is celebrating the reopening of her Coney Island district office with a block party. And she’s inviting the whole community to join her! … Full Article
 

Storobin picks up Independence Party support for council bid

Sheepshead Bay
Former state senator David Storobin, seeking to make the switch from Albany to City Hall, has been endorsed by the Independence Party in his bid for a City Council seat. … Full Article
 

Thompson tells Coney Island city must do better job preparing for emergencies

Coney Island
The city needs to do a better job of preparing and responding to natural disasters, former comptroller Bill Thompson said after taking a tour of areas of Coney Island damaged by Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article
 

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