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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
 

CVS coming to Neptune/Sixth in Coney Island

A new retail/residential development currently under construction in Coney Island is starting to attract commercial tenants, according to the property developer. … Full Article
 

Southwest Brooklyn is hotbed of political action

The area of Southwest Brooklyn that stretches from Bay Ridge to Coney Island stands at the center of the political universe in the borough as voters get set to go to the polls on Primary Day, Tuesday, Sept. 13. … Full Article
 

Far from glamorous majors, minor leaguers pinch pennies

Two days after the New York Mets took him in the 19th round of the baseball draft this June, Gary Cornish boarded a 6:40 a.m. flight from Phoenix to John F. Kennedy Airport, took his physical and checked into his new home, the Red Lion Inn & Suites in downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article
 
Inside the Coney Island Beard And Mustache Competition

VIDEO: Inside the crazy Coney Island Beard And Mustache Competition

The 9th Annual Coney Island Beard And Mustache Competition was held in Coney Island last weekend, where the strangest and most extravagant beards and mustaches took over the shore to compete. Our Brooklyn Street Beat team was on the scene to take in all the wild and crazy proceedings. … Full Article
 

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