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Sheepshead Bay woman gets six years for posing as real estate agent to steal $600,000

A woman from Sheepshead Bay could spend the next six years in prison after she was sentenced on Thursday for stealing approximately $613,000 from 20 different people while she posed as a real estate agent. … Full Article
 

A boutique hotel and spa is coming to the former Shore Theater building in Coney Island

New plans for the long-vacant Shore Theater building on the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island do not include a theater.  … Full Article
 

Golden unfazed by democratic blue wave

The Blue Wave that political observers are expecting to sweep across the country on Election Day isn’t going to reach the shores of Southwest Brooklyn, according to Republican state Sen. Marty Golden. … Full Article
 

Democrats throw support behind South Brooklyn election

As the Nov. 6 elections approach, New York Democrats have their eyes trained on an unusual swing district: South Brooklyn, where long-serving state senator and lone Republican elected official in the borough Marty Golden is up for re-election. … Full Article
 

Coney Island once hosted baby incubators in a sideshow

Before most hospitals had incubators to treat premature babies, one of the few place “preemies” could receive proper care was at Martin Couney’s incubator sideshow in Coney Island.  … Full Article
 

Democrats strategize to defeat Golden, take back South Brooklyn

With the general election coming up, Democrats are seizing the opportunity to defeat Marty Golden, the sole Republican elected official left in Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Jonas Equities buys latest in string of apartment-house purchases

Brooklyn apartment-building investor Jonas Equities has purchased a six-story, 121-unit Sheepshead Bay building at 2355 E. 12th St. for $31.9 million. This is just the latest in a string of recent purchases by Jonas Equities, according to The Real Deal.  … Full Article
 

‘The Deuce’s’ Coney Island episode brings grit back to the boardwalk

After flipping through old photographs of the boardwalk at Coney Island, “The Deuce’s” film crew found the secret to bring present-day Coney back into the past: garbage. According to amNewYork, the crew arrived at 4 a.m. … Full Article
 

Brooklyn high school teacher indicted for producing child porn

A teacher from Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences in Manhattan Beach was arrested and charged in federal court on Wednesday with five counts of sexual exploitation of a child. … Full Article
 

Coney Island Brewery creates new cereal beer series

Good news for the mimosa-adverse: You can now have beer for breakfast. … Full Article
 

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