By Rachel Silberstein on Jun 20, 2016 05:07 pm Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade was more colorful and sparkly than ever this year, as mermaids, sailors, sea creatures, fairies, and princesses stomped down Surf Avenue and then the Boardwalk. As usual, folks got creative with floats, and had fun accessorizing with pasties, umbrellas, and sequins. We spotted mythical characters of all ages, shapes and sizes. [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 20, 2016 04:43 pm Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week! Spend an afternoon at MCU Park now that the Cyclone’s season is in full swing. There are also lots of other opportunities to sing and cheer, as well as a Superstorm Sandy Town Hall to help neighbors rebuild and a free soccer clinic for kids. Send us [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 20, 2016 03:04 pm A 33-year-old man drove his knife into two people at a local sushi restaurant Thursday night while his nine-month-old babyÂ wailed nearby, authorities say. Coney Island resident Vadim Rozanovsky was with his infant daughter and the child’s mother at the Mitoushi restaurant on Sheepshead Bay Road, near Voorhies Avenue, when he got into an argument with [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 20, 2016 12:00 pm The owner of a local auto body shop pleaded guilty last week to swindling the state out ofÂ $176,000 in sales taxes, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced. John Sbrigato, the owner of Brighton Collision, located at Ryder and McDonald avenues, admitted to underreporting $1.6 million dollars in taxable sales between December 2010 and February 2015, prosecutors [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 20, 2016 10:00 am Police are searching for a creep who allegedly grabbed a 13-year-old girl’s butt in Brighton Beach Friday. The victim was walking at the corner of Brightwater Court and Coney Island Avenue around 7:40 pm when the incident occurred, police say. After the man groped the teen, he fled north on Coney Island Avenue, according to [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 20, 2016 07:00 am Morning MugÂ is our daily showcase ofÂ photographsÂ from our readers. If you have a photograph that youâ€™d like to see featured, send itÂ toÂ firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 19, 2016 10:00 am 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 Donny Levit on Jun 18, 2016 12:33 pm 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. Man with gunshot wound to crotch drives to Methodist, hitting two cars on arrival. [Park Slope Stoop] Dosa Royale brings spectacular [...]