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New Field of Dreams on Coney Island

Hurricane Sandy hit Coney Island more than six weeks after the Brooklyn Cyclones' 2012 season ended with a 2-0 loss at Hudson Valley in the third and decisive game of their first-round playoff series. … Full Article
 

View-obstructing Boardwalk bathrooms put on hold

The New York City Parks Department has delayed the erection of large comfort stations along Coney Island and Brighton beaches.  The bathrooms, one of which is the subject of a lawsuit by nearby condominium owners, will replace restrooms beneath the boardwalk that were destroyed by Superstor … Full Article
 

Rasputin owner indicted in debt-relief fraud

Federal prosecutors say a New York City debt-settlement services firm defrauded debt-ridden individuals out of millions of dollars — with much of the ill-gotten gains used to fund operations of the Rasputin Supper Club in Brighton Beach. … Full Article
 

DEATH BY SANDY? Fallout may doom Coney Island's Mermaid Parade

The famed Coney Island Mermaid Parade, which has attracted a half-million people for each of the past few years, may have to be canceled this year because of damage from Hurricane Sandy. … Full Article
 

Six months after Sandy, Grimm tours hurricane damaged Coney Island Hospital

Six months after Superstorm Sandy crippled Coney Island Hospital, US Rep. Michael Grimm took a tour of the hospital to see the progress that has been made to get the facility back up to full strength.  … Full Article
 

As summer approaches, sand pileups plague Coney Boardwalk

Many Coney Island residents and business owners are complaining about sand drifting and piling up on the boardwalk. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn STRONG protests garbage transfer station in southern Brooklyn

Residents, elected officials, teachers, students, and activists of southern Brooklyn from Bay Ridge to Mill Basin gathered at the promenade near the Caesar's Bay shopping center in Gravesend on Sunday to protest a proposed garbage transfer station the city wants to place in the neighborhood. … Full Article
 

Savino says her pot bill won't go up in smoke

Is New York going to become the next state to legalize marijuana? It’s too soon to tell, but one Brooklyn lawmaker is doing her best to make sure it happens. … Full Article
 

A condo on the ocean with the view of a toilet?

Residents of a Brighton Beach luxury apartment complex have sued New York City over a public restroom going up on the boardwalk that, they claim, will obstruct their ocean views.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Doctor Convicted in $77M Medicare fraud scheme

Gustave Drivas, M.D., a Staten Island resident who owned a medical clinic in Brooklyn, was convicted Tuesday of two felony counts for his role in a $77 million Medicare fraud scheme.  … Full Article
 

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