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European swimmers come to Coney Island for US Winter Swimming National Championships

Competitive swimmers who participate in swim meets throughout Europe and the U.S. made a pact to reunite for a polar plunge in Coney Island on Saturday.  Some swimmers traveled from as far away as Czechoslovakia and Turkey to participate in the swim meet. … Full Article
 

A night to remember: On stage at Kingsborough’s Ella!

As much as the Brooklyn Eagle lives for a good party, there are very few performances on Earth worth getting off the couch for during a blizzard. … Full Article
 

Jazz in a Brooklyn Lighthouse: A tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald

When Friday rolls around and the clock strikes 5 p.m., there’s only one thing on everyone’s mind: the weekend. … Full Article
 

Lawmakers to host Citizen Preparedness Corps training session

Two elected officials whose districts sustained devastating damage in Superstorm Sandy are teaming up with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office to host an emergency preparedness training session in Coney Island. … Full Article
 

State Senate group pushes rent help program for families facing eviction

Members of the state Senate’s Independent Democratic Conference are advocating for the adoption of a five-point plan they developed aimed at combating the unsafe conditions under which the city provides temporary housing for homeless people. … Full Article
 

Savino named vice chairman of key committees

State Sen. Diane Savino is going to have a seat at the head of the table when key decisions are made about how New York state spends its money and how it cracks down on crime. … Full Article
 

Coney Island marks New Year’s Eve, Brooklyn style

“We schlepped all the way from the Upper East Side on the D train,” writer Shira Dicker explained, while she, along with her husband Ari Goldman, a professor at Columbia University, waited in line for a turn on Coney Island’s venerable B & B Carousell. … Full Article
 

Coney Island’s Polar Bear Club greets 2017 in typical chilly style

“We’re freezin’ for a reason!” exhorts the web page Camp Sunshine dedicates to one of its principal benefactors — The Coney Island Polar Bear Club — which stages its annual Coney Island Polar Bear New Year’s Day Swim to raise funds for families to attend the summer camp for seriously ill ch … Full Article
 

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
 

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