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Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012


Rotarians put the ‘fun’ in fundraising with Coney fashion show

The Rotary Club of Verrazano held a fashion show at Gargiulo’s Restaurant to raise money for the underprivileged. See all the fun in our slideshow. Comment

Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

Coney Island

Let’s light it up!

A century ago, Brooklyn had the largest and most popular resort in the world. Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay and Coney Island attracted millions every summer. Coney Island boasted three amusement parks, Dreamland (1904–1911), Luna Park (1903–1944) and Steeplechase Park (1897–1964). Astroland opened in 1962 and closed after the 2009 season. Comment

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Coney Island

Spend the money on the Boardwalk!

The Parachute Jump is a unique structure that deserves the landmark status it was granted in 1988. However, when funds are in short supply, they should be used to address the most pressing needs first. Rather than spending an additional $2 million, beyond the 1.4 million already spent, on making the lighting on the Parachute Jump brighter — a superficial concern — these funds should be spent addressing Coney Island’s most important and immediate need: preserving its iconic, world-famous wooden Boardwalk. Comments (3)

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Storobin says Fidler should play fair — even when his campaign volunteers won’t

State senate candidate David Storobin wants Councilman Lew Fidler to stop playing dirty in the race to replace state Sen. Carl Kruger, but his own people don’t mind throwing biased remarks around at public events. Comments (6)

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Weed strewn Brigham Street lot to become park

The city is finally doing somethng with the vacant spot, but it’ll be a stripped-down version of what was promised years ago, officals say. Comments (1)

Monday, Feb. 13, 2012

Sheepshead Bay

Pier-trastophe! Troubled party boat to move near senior citizen facility

A troubled Sheepshead Bay party boat is set to sail to a new berth — and residents of the Sunrise Assisted Living center are not happy about it. Comments (1)

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