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Author turns young adult genre on its ear by blending paranormal urban fantasy with Coney Island history

Glenn Herdling, a former editor and writer at Marvel Comics, has announced the publication of “Piper Houdini: Apprentice of Coney Island,” a novel for supernatural thrill-seekers about a 12-year-old orphan who learns that she is the niece of the legendary Harry Hou … Full Article
 

Cyclones, Staten Island Yankees locked in tight division race

After more than four decades in Major League-affiliated baseball, Tom Gamboa is quick to recognize a tight pennant race. … Full Article
 

Council subcommittee OKs Sandy zoning changes

A vote by a key City Council subcommittee that took place on Monday is the first step in an effort to cut red tape for Superstorm Sandy victims seeking to rebuild their homes, officials said. … Full Article
 
 

Treyger organizes softball game to help autistic kids

Councilmember Mark Treyger has beaten plenty of opponents in his political career, but on July 14, he won a victory against autism. … Full Article
 

Jeffries, colleagues form caucus to take fresh look at justice system

A bipartisan group of House members, including U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn, has formed a new caucus to look at ways to fix the country’s criminal justice system, it was announced this week. … Full Article
 

Coney Island Hospital dedicates new community health center

Coney Island Hospital on Wednesday dedicated its new community health center in Coney Island and named it for Ida G. Israel, a late community leader and long-time neighborhood resident. … Full Article
 

Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in Hot Dog Eating Contest


Matt Stonie shocked the competitive eating world Saturday by upsetting Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, thwarting Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory. … Full Article
 

‘Ocean Wonders: Sharks!’ rises above the Coney Island Boardwalk

The construction of a new exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) New York Aquarium, “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” has risen high above the Coney Island Boardwalk. … Full Article
 

Pols, civic leaders want Coney Island shootings to stop

A coalition of civic leaders, clergy members, elected officials and everyday residents came together on Monday to demand action from City Hall to combat increasing gun violence in Coney Island. … Full Article
 

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