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New book highlights enchantment of old New York

The enchantment of New York at the turn of the century and the weird, wonderful world of side shows and human circuses are vividly brought to life in Leslie Parry’s “Church of Marvels” … Full Article
 

Fontbonne grads open their hearts to child with cancer

The loud, pulsating music filling the Saint Finbar Church hall made it impossible to sit still, or even sit at all, for that matter. Dozens of people were up gyrating and performing various Zumba moves under the watchful eye of an instructor onstage. … Full Article
 

City opens Workforce1 Sandy Recovery Career Center in Coney Island

Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations (HRO) Amy Peterson, and New York City Council Member Mark Treyger, today announced the opening of a new Sandy Recovery Workforce1 Career Center, located at … Full Article
 

Coney Island cop saves drowning teen while on Florida vacation

Even when a cop is off-duty, the officer doesn’t rest. Case in point: Police Officer Albert Mammon of the 60th Precinct in Coney Island who saved a teenager’s life while he was on vacation in Florida in February. … Full Article
 
Coney Island And Luna Park Season Opening

Opening Day Nightmare: Coney Island Cyclone gets stuck

The popular Coney Island Cyclone, a roller coaster ride at the beachfront amusement park, failed to give thrill-seekers the adrenaline rush they had hoped for on Sunday.   … Full Article
 

St. Finbar kids show adults the meaning of Good Friday

The children turned into teachers and the adults sat back in their pews and became students for a night at Saint Finbar Catholic Church in Bath Beach as students from the parish’s Religious Education School offered a dramatic presentation of the Stations of the Cross to help parishioners pr … Full Article
 
Coney Island's Cyclone Gets Stuck On Track Midway

BROOKLYN EAGLE VIDEO: Coney Island Cyclone gets stuck on opening day

A beautiful grand season opening day for the Cyclone in Coney Island was off to a great start until it got stuck in its tracks- literally. … Full Article
 

Coney Island opening ceremonies this Sunday

Along with peeping birds, blooming crocuses and longer days, Brooklyn’s symbol of the end of winter has arrived: Coney Island is officially opening this Sunday, with a ribbon cutting ceremony, the 30th Annual Blessing of the Rides at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park, and a ceremony by the NYC Fire Depart … Full Article
 

House members demand Sandy insurance fraud probe

Eight members of New York City's congressional delegation, including three representing Brooklyn, have written a letter to Inspector General John Roth of the U.S. … Full Article
 

Council passes Treyger finance education bill

More than 50 million Americans carry student loan debt, including over 1.3 million New York City residents, according to Councilmember Mark Treyger, who said that the Class of 2014 is the most indebted class ever. And the Class of 2015 is expected to surpass the Class of 2014. … Full Article
 

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