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The deadline for Sandy-related food stamps is Tuesday

More than a month since Superstorm Sandy, many New Yorkers living in areas devastated by the storm are unaware that they may be eligible for special disaster-related food stamps -- and the deadline to apply is Tuesday. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn owl released into wild

A tiny Canadian owl who was found in Sea Gate suffering from head trauma and inflammation has been released into the wilds of Central Park, reports Gothamist. … Full Article
 

Board chairman: Next superstorm could close Belt Parkway for YEARS

As elected officials stepped up their efforts to get the federal government to authorize emergency repairs of a 200-foot-long section of the Shore Parkway seawall in Bath Beach destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, one community official warned that unless the seawall is totally rebuilt, the next super-s … Full Article
 

Coney Island named on the AP's 2013 travel list

Ireland, Myanmar, New Zealand and Marseille may have topped the list, but Coney Island is listed as one of the only American sites on the Associated Press' 2013 travel list. … Full Article
 

Coney Island fun threatens a woman with "serious and permanent injury." What's she gonna do? Sue, baby, sue!

An upstate woman is suing the operator of the famed Coney Island Cyclone rollercoaster, saying she was injured when it went out of control and sped downward too fast, according to DNAInfo.com. … Full Article
 

Tax break for owners of Sandy-damaged homes

The City Council on Monday voted to give New York City’s Sandy-hit property owners a break by issuing an interest-free extension on the next property tax bill.  … Full Article
 

Obama wants $60 million in Sandy relief; US Rep. Grimm says ‘That’s more like it’

A Republican lawmaker who had been highly critical of Barack Obama amid reports last week that the president planned to request between $45 and $50 billion from congress for post-Sandy recovery work in the tri-state area, expressed relief when the figure turned out to be much higher. … Full Article
 

Wooden BOARDwalks are history! Concrete follows Hurricane Sandy's wrath

Once again, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is likely to get his way, and Coney Island will never be the same.. … Full Article
 

Give free flue shots in storm-ravaged neighborhoods, pol asks

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and the New York State Nurses Association are calling on the Department of Health to give free flu shots in areas hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn Aerie: The day Prohibition died, Nathan's poured 80,000 glasses of beer

The day after Prohibition ended in 1933, the Nathan’s Famous stand in Coney Island served 80,000 glasses of free draft beer. *** … Full Article
 

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