By Alex Ellefson on Apr 19, 2016 05:55 pm Walking down the narrow streets of Gerritsen Beach on a Saturday afternoon the stillness and the quiet can put you at ill at ease. Many of the businesses have closed and people have retreated into their living rooms. But one basement on Beacon Court is teeming with life. The approach to the house brings you [...]
By Rachel Silberstein on Apr 19, 2016 04:18 pm The New York presidential primary is upon us â€” and we want to hear from you! Are you feeling the Bern? Standing with her? Or would you like to â€œmake America great againâ€? Declare your allegiance with our handy poll, share your thoughts in the comments, and donâ€™t forget to vote! You can also see [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 19, 2016 03:47 pm It appears Bloomberg’s dream of transforming Coney Island into a seaside resort is finally getting off the ground. Development firm iStar FinancialÂ filed plans Friday for a nine-story, 95-foot-tall residential building in the lot sandwiched between the Abe Stark Skating Arena and the soon-to-open Coney Island Amphitheater. The new building, located at 2002 Surf Avenue, will [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 19, 2016 01:28 pm We thought there might be “yuuuge” lines today outside James Madison High School, the polling site where presidential candidate Bernie Sanders would have voted had he not fled his hometown for Vermont. However, much to the disappointment of media teams camped out beside the ballot box, voters trickled into the school this morning â€” a [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Apr 19, 2016 10:04 am City Councilman Chaim Deutsch has swapped out the sun-baked dunes of Tatooine for the yellow brick road of Oz. The councilman announced on Facebook Monday that he will be showing “The Wizard of Oz” instead of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at his drive-in movie night next week. He explained the change of plans is [...]
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