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Polar Bears take their annual New Year’s plunge

Thousands braved the cool temperatures to participate in the annual New Year’s Day Coney Island Polar Bear Swim. … Full Article
 

Technical education programs get boost from new law

A new law aimed at providing more accountability from Career Technical Education (CTE) programs in New York City high schools will also help students and parents, according to the Brooklyn lawmaker responsible for the legislation. … Full Article
 

Plunge into 2017 with ‘Magic at Coney!!!’

New Years at Coney Island has always been a highly anticipated regional event. Thanks to the Polar Bear Plunge, Jan. 1 is the neighborhood’s second largest gathering of the year, after the summertime Mermaid’s Parade. … Full Article
 

Kaiser Park volunteers graduate from fellowship program

Four volunteers who worked to make Kaiser Park a bright spot for families in Coney Island were rewarded for their efforts by the organization Partnerships for Parks, which praised their efforts at a recent ceremony. … Full Article
 

DEC to meet with Greenpoint residents about toxic underground Meeker Ave. Plume

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will be holding informal discussions with Greenpoint and East Williamsburg residents about their ongoing study of what is called the Meeker Av … Full Article
 

OPINION: Recent Coney Island-area growth means new transit initiatives are needed

Without a doubt, Coney Island, Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay are major tourist attractions in southern Brooklyn.  … Full Article
 

From Brooklyn to Cuba with love

A group of Catholic high school students took the trip of a lifetime when they traveled from Brooklyn to Cuba on a humanitarian mission. … Full Article
 

A Kingsborough College literary feast: Mimi Sheraton

The name Mimi Sheraton is as synonymous with food as the names of great international chefs. Yet her memories return her to her native Brooklyn: “Clams are my Brooklyn summers at Manhattan Beach and Sheepshead Bay when Lundy’s…had an outside clam bar.”   … Full Article
 

Roll up sleeves! Brooklyn pols offer free flu shots

Residents of Southwest Brooklyn who haven’t yet gotten their flu shots will have a chance to take steps to protect their health thanks to two local lawmakers. Councilmember Mark Treyger and state Sen. … Full Article
 

Coney Island street renamed in honor of Nathan’s Famous founders

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island officially became Nathan and Ida Handwerker Way in tribute to the founders of Nathan’s Famous on the eatery’s 100th anniversary.   … Full Article
 

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