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December, 2011

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Lou says there’s a restaurant at Abe Stark rink

Hundreds of thousands of dollars were cemented into W. 20th St. at the foot of the Coney Island Boardwalk in the late 1960s, when dollars were scarce, but the Borough President wanted an ice skating rink, and in this case he got what he wanted — almost. Comments (2).
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Powsner on parking: It should be free

This week, our columnist considers residential parking permits Downtown. Comment.

November, 2011

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The Ravenhall Baths and the downfall of Coney

Tragedy struck the Coney Island’s mighty Ravenhall Baths in the 1960s. Comments (8).

October, 2011

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A young reporter jogs my memory

A bright young newsman on our pages, Dan Bush, phoned me recently determined to do some scouting around Coney Island and check some of its history, which of course jogged my memory. Comment.
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Lou chats with the mayor about Coney Island — and pro football

Residents constantly clamor for the “Old Coney Island.” Comment.

September, 2011

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Lou Powsner and the downfall of Ed Koch

Of all the charity pleas, the Brooklyn Public Library is our neighborhood’s number one. Comment.

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Loud and clear: When Lou speaks out, friends listen

Lou recalls columns past, and how friends remember them. Comment.

August, 2011

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The Raiders of Main Street

Lou explains how the big boxes suck the life out of our commercial strips. Comment.
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Remembering the dog days of August, 1944

Lou recalls a 45-day sail throught the South Pacific Comment.

July, 2011

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My great memories take over and stifle my anger

Lou’s recollections make him forget his phone woes. Comment.

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