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Council freshmen flex their muscles

Coney Island
A lawmaker usually has to be on the City Council a few years before having any real clout. But two of the council’s “youngsters” are bucking conventional political wisdom by moving up far and fast. … Full Article
 

Company that cleaned Sheepshead Bay theater penalized for underpaying workers

Sheepshead Bay
New York state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Friday announced the conviction and sentencing of Jose Hector Hernandez Gramajo, the owner of Royal Commercial Cleaning, which cleaned the United Artists Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14 Movie Theater in Sheepshead Bay.  … Full Article
 

Brook-Krasny speaks out against boycott of Israel

Coney Island
Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny (D-Coney Island-Bay Ridge) denounced a boycott of Israel organized by the American Studies Association and showed his disgust with the academic group by sponsoring legislation to prohibit colleges from using state aid to fund organizations that have passed reso … Full Article
 

Thomas Holley changes commitment from Penn State to Florida

Coney Island
It was nearly one month ago that Thomas Holley announced his commitment to Penn State, but things changed when head coach Bill O’Brien left to coach the NFL’s Houston Texans. … Full Article
 

NY Aquarium breaks ground on shark exhibit

Coney Island
The Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium has broken ground on a new building that will house sharks and other marine wildlife. … Full Article
 

Volunteers graduate CERT training

Brighton Beach
This photo shows six graduates who successfully completed the Community Emergency Response Team’s (CERT’s) training program, sponsored by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). … Full Article
 

Treyger says snowstorm exposed lingering Sandy problems in Coney Island

Coney Island
Winter Storm Hercules, meet Superstorm Sandy. … Full Article
 

Coney Island polar bears—not just New Year’s

Coney Island
When TV news-watchers saw hundreds of brave bathers ringing in 2014 with a plunge into the icy ocean off Coney Island, many were unaware that the Coney Island Polar Bear Club sponsors cold-water swimming every Sunday morning throughout the winter seaso … Full Article
 

Coney Island gardeners vow court fight after garden is destroyed

Coney Island
“Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?” Well, if Mary belonged to the Boardwalk Community Garden in Coney Island, the answer to the old nursery rhyme would be “not at all.” … Full Article
 

OPINION: Give loved ones a virtual piece of the New York Aquarium for the holidays

Coney Island
What do you give the animal lovers, environmentalists and conservation-minded individuals on your holiday list? … Full Article
 

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