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This year’s Coney Island History Day will celebrate immigrants

The contributions that immigrants have made to Coney Island will be the centerpiece of a special celebration of the neighborhood’s history on Aug. 11. … Full Article
 

Coney Island native is steeped in neighborhood’s history

One of the saddest days of Charles Denson’s life took place when he was a boy growing up in Coney Island and he watched through a fence as bulldozers tore down the last of the rides in Steeplechase Park. It was 1966 and the once-iconic amusement park was being demolished. … Full Article
 

Coney Island Cyclone ride stalls, riders walk to safety

Authorities say a gun scare sent panicked passengers stampeding through a New York City subway station, with some losing shoes and tearing bags in the chaos. … Full Article
 

Cornell scholar pays tribute to Manhattan Beach high school chem teacher

When Ilana Kotliar received a prestigious honor at Cornell University, she decided to share the accolade with the high school chemistry teacher who had inspired her. … Full Article
 

City Council vote makes it final: Boardwalk is Landmarked

It was only a formality, but a vote taken by the City Council on July 18 sealed the deal for the Coney Island Boardwalk to become an official landmark. … Full Article
 

MTA mulling changes to B82 Select Bus Service plan

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which was all set to introduce Select Bus Service (SBS) to the B82 line in Brooklyn this summer, pulled back and is still tinkering with the plan after the agency’s original proposal was met with skepticism and concern from local elected offi … Full Article
 

Syndergaard and Vargas pitch in for Cyclones

Noah Syndergaard got his second taste of pitching in Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon and Jason Vargas shined in his Staten Island debut Monday night as the Cyclones enjoyed a pair of sterling starts from Mets pitchers working their way back to the Major Leagues. … Full Article
 

Third annual Stickball Hall of Fame Game at Coney Island was a home run

Bringing back the good old days. It was Stickball Day in Brooklyn U.S.A. on Sunday as the popular Third Annual Stickball Hall of Fame Game took place at MCU park.  … Full Article
 

EXLCUSIVE: 62nd Precinct top cop discusses 32 firework related arrests made in the area

Call them firework fiends. While many were enjoying firework shows in Coney Island and other Brooklyn spots on Wednesday, July 4, dozens of local residents were busted for setting off illegal fireworks. One report included a suspect nearly injuring someone inside their home. … Full Article
 

Coney Island lights up the sky with annual fireworks show

On Wednesday, July 4, Coney celebrated Independence Day with a bevy of events, capped off by the annual Fourth of July Steeplechase Spectacular Fireworks Show at the boardwalk.

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