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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Two Homecrest neighbors won a hard-fought victory in their legal battle against the owner of a bizarre, unfinished building after judge ordered the Board of Standards and Appeals to rereview the permits. Comment
Borough-wide

Downstaged! Asser Levy bandshell a wreck, residents say

The music died — and neighbors fear the venue will too. Comments (3)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Luna Park owner Zamperla announced plans to build a new Thunderbolt roller coaster — named for the famed attraction the city razed in 2000, next to where its predecessor once stood. Comment

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Transit

Anchors away! Business group pushing ferry from Manhattan to Coney

Coney Island could get a new kind of water ride if a business group gets its way - a ferry service to bring people from Lower Manhattan to the Playground of the World. Comments (5)
Borough-wide

Coney Island hosts handball’s grand slam

Coney Island saw 96 of the city’s best male and female handball players play in the third annual Red Bull Slaps handball tournament on June 8. Comments (1)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Event

Gerritsen Beach invaded by 500 volunteer builders on anniversary of D-Day

Call it “Saving Gerritsen Beach.” The storm-battered, working class neighborhood was invaded June 6 by an army of more than 500 volunteers, who swept in to replace fallen fences, repaint battered walls, and retile the flooded floors of homes and civic structures that were devastated by Hurricane Sandy, exactly 69-years after D-Day, when the U.S. swept into France in World War II and sent the Nazis hightailing it to Berlin. Comment

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Coney Island’s neonatal intensive care unit held a tea party on June 5 to bring together the staff and the children they helped bring into the world. Comments (2)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Borough-wide

Swan song: Rescued bird suffering from lead poisoning

A sick swan rescued near E. 19th Street in Sheepshead Bay was diagnosed with lead poisoning by wildlife rehabilitation experts in Manhattan. Comments (1)
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