By Justin Fox on Jun 30, 2016 03:41 pm Ready to fire up the grill, catch some fiery sun, and see some fireworks? The Fourth of July falls on a Monday this year, so gear up for a long weekend. Independence Day means fireworks, and Brooklyn has some of the best views you can find. If you’re sticking around the city for the festivities, [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 30, 2016 03:22 pm For many, it was a milestone in the revitalization ofÂ Coney Island. For one person, it was a dream come true. Former Borough President Marty Markowitz saw his vision of building an oceanside concert venue realized Wednesday when officials held a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Coney Island Amphitheater. “Would I have wanted it bigger? Sure,” [...]
By Sheepshead Bites on Jun 30, 2016 02:30 pm GRAND OPENING! Sheepshead Bayâ€™s newest womanâ€™s clothing boutique, Prime Boutique, has onlyÂ been open for a few weeks, but has already attracted a steady following and plenty ofÂ repeat customers. Why? Because itâ€™s bringing trendy, modern looks to theÂ neighborhood, nothing in the store exceeds $100, and itâ€™s putting customersÂ first. Prime Boutique is ready to provide you with [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jun 30, 2016 01:13 pm Grab those wieners and buns! Also, hot dogs and bread. This weekend we celebrate our nation’s independence â€” and what better way to recognize those hard-won freedoms thanÂ watching a group of gluttons cram their faces with franks during the most well-know competitive eating contest? Nathan’s Famous holds its annual hot dog eating championship July 4 [...]
By Carly Miller on Jun 30, 2016 09:59 am For the second consecutive year, the Rent Guidelines Board voted last night to approve a rent freeze on one-year leases for over one million tenants in rent stabilized housing. The news was bittersweet for local tenants rights advocates, who were fighting for more this year â€” a rent-rollback. The board, consisting of nine members appointed [...]
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