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Sheepshead Bay to get 60-unit rental building

New permits have revealed that a mixed-use development will soon rise at 2633 Ocean Ave. The corner lot currently sits vacant, but will eventually yield an eight-story structure with adjacent enclosed parking designed to accommodate 30 vehicles. … Full Article
 

Parks Department moving ‘booze cruises’ out of Sheepshead Bay

The city is being hailed in Sheepshead Bay for a plan to scatter the Emmons Avenue “booze cruise” business — but the plan has enraged lawmakers in the other Brooklyn neighborhoods that will soon host the floating bacchanal. … Full Article
 

The Coney Island Boardwalk could still become a concrete sidewalk, preservationists warn

Even being named a city landmark won't save the Coney Island Boardwalk from becoming a sidewalk, preservationists warned Tuesday. … Full Article

 

Should the Coney Island Boardwalk be landmarked? Make your voice heard

Should the Coney Island Boardwalk be landmarked?

Here's your chance to make your voice heard on this matter. … Full Article
 

Cuomo hints Trump is reason for IDC-Democratic truce

President Donald Trump and Republicans in Washington, D.C. are a big part of the reason the state Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) rejoined the Senate’s mainstream Democrats on Wednesday after years of estrangement, Gov. … Full Article
 

Former NYPD detectives accused of rape inch closer to trial

The 19-year-old calling out two former NYPD detectives for allegedly taking turns raping her while she was handcuffed in their patrol car faced her accused attackers in court on Thursday leading up to their trial date. … Full Article
 

Sailing along Brooklyn’s unique waterfront: It’s almost that time

Recently I was inspired to write this by a wonderful  atmospheric event. No, not the “Super Blue Blood moon,” which was spectacular, nor the beautiful sunset that preceded it. A miracle happened smack dab in the middle of February! We caught a 70 degree day! … Full Article
 

‘Cosi fan tutte’ melds Coney Island sideshow and Mozart at Met Opera

Coney Island has risen in the arts in recent months. The Woody Allen film “Wonder Wheel,” set on Coney’s beach and boardwalk, opened to mixed reviews. Then, in March, the Metropolitan Opera offered a Mozart favorite transposed from bayside Italy to the amusements by the Atlantic. … Full Article
 

Mozart meets Coney Island

If there's a theme behind the Metropolitan Opera's latest rendition of “Così fan tutte,” it's "don't worry … Full Article
 

Half-fare MetroCards gain support of 35 councilmembers

A move to get the city to provide a way for low-income New Yorkers to buy MetroCards at a 50 percent discount got a boost this week when 35 city councilmembers reaffirmed their strong support for the idea. … Full Article
 

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