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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
 

OPINION: Make Sheepshead Bay a tourist destination

This is a tale of two “seaside resorts” within New York City, the similarities and the differences. The first is City Island, off the coast of the Northeast Bronx and accessible only by a narrow bridge.  … Full Article
 

Brooklyn pols push for answers in NYCHA emergency

The 396,581 tenants living in poor conditions in apartments run by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) have been receiving a great deal of attention from state elected officials lately, including Gov. … Full Article
 

Signs point to landmark status for Coney Island Boardwalk

Coney Island residents could see their beloved oceanfront boardwalk become an official city landmark after all. … Full Article
 

Met Opera sails to Coney Island

As spring lurks around Brooklyn’s snow filled streets, thoughts of warmer weather remind us of the coming summer and the beach. … Full Article
 

Medical assistant gets 3 years for role in $17M southern Brooklyn Medicare fraud

A Brooklyn federal judge called health care schemes a “thorny problem” in the Eastern District of New York before sentencing a medical assistant to three years in prison for his role in a $17 million Medicaid and Medicare scam in southern Brooklyn. … Full Article
 

Gargiulo’s wins praise for canceling Friends of NRA event

The decision by the owners of an iconic Coney Island restaurant to cancel a controversial fundraiser organized by a group of fans of the National Rifle Association (NRA) was met with praise by elected officials and civic leaders who said the cancellation was recognition of the sentiments of the c … Full Article
 

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