By Alex Ellefson on Jun 13, 2016 05:21 pm There is no denying summer is in full swing. Not only do the Cyclones kick off their season and the Friday fireworks return this week, the annual Mermaid Parade will also be filling up Coney Island with even more colorful characters than usual. There are also lots of other great community events to check out. [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 13, 2016 02:57 pm The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday the completion of a $28 million resiliency project to restore Coney Island’s beaches, prevent erosion and protect communities from future storm surges. The Sea Gate Reach. the last stage of the two-decade Coney Island Shore Protection Project, involved placing almost 70,000 cubic feet of sand in Sea [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 13, 2016 12:13 pm Police are asking for the public’s assistance apprehending a man who made several purchases last month with credit cards stolen from a home on Kings Highway. Authorities released surveillance photos of a man who allegedly used the stolen cards on May 11 at a Shell gas station and a Speedway store in East Flatbush. The [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 13, 2016 10:39 am The biggest New York City brush fire in more than half a decade ripped through Plumb Beach and the Marine Park Salt Marsh Sunday â€” forcing authorities to close part of the Belt Parkway for several hours while firefighters tried to keep the flames from overtaking a local marina. Smoke could be seen curling over [...]
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By Alex Ellefson on Jun 12, 2016 02:48 pm In Case You Missed It (ICYMI):Â Here are some of the big stories you may have missed this week. You can keep up with whatâ€™s going on in the neighborhood all week long. Just follow us onÂ TwitterÂ andÂ Facebook, and sign up forÂ our daily newsletter. If you have any news tips, story ideas, questions or anything else, email [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 11, 2016 11:07 am After a busy week, hereâ€™s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! Weâ€™ve pulled together some of the most interesting recent stories from our sister sites. The Mac is back: The Mac Shack’s innovation inspires. [Fort Greene Focus] Owners of Bogota Latin Bistro and Miti Miti are [...]