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Saturday, July 16, 2016

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City Council Adopts Resolution Calling On LPC To Landmark Coney Island Boardwalk

By Rachel Silberstein on Jul 15, 2016 05:25 pm
coney-island-boardwalkCity Council unanimously adopted a resolution introduced by Councilman Mark Treyger and Councilman Chaim Deutsch, as well as 48 other members of the Council and Public Advocate Letitia James, calling on the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to designate the Coney Island Riegelmann Boardwalk a scenic landmark. The resolution, originally introduced to the City Council on [...]

Puzzle: “Health Is The Greatest Gift, Contentment The Greatest Wealth, Faithfulness The Best Relationship.” — Buddha

By Alex Ellefson on Jul 15, 2016 05:09 pm
Photo by George BurshteynPhoto by George Burshteyn

Harris Campaign Pushes Back Against Allegations Of Inappropriate Ties To Nonprofit

By Alex Ellefson on Jul 15, 2016 04:48 pm
Assemblywoman Pamela Harris speaking with reporters at Kaiser Park. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Assemblywoman Pamela Harris — who is in the middle of a bruising primary battle to hold onto her seat — pushed back Friday against allegations in the New York Post that her campaign inappropriately coordinated with the nonprofit she founded to help Coney Island youth. The Post pointed out that Coney Island Generation Gap, a [...]

City Launches Voter Registration Forms In Five New Languages

By Sheepshead Bites on Jul 15, 2016 11:46 am
cymbrowBy Elizabeth Elizalde Just in time for election day. Voter registration forms in five new languages — Russian, Urdu, Haitian Creole, French and Arabic — are available under the City’s effort to expand voting participation, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday. “No one should be disenfranchised because of their language,” the mayor said. “These voter [...]

Morning Mug: “If You Want To See The Sunshine, You Have To Weather The Storm.” — Frank Lane

By Alex Ellefson on Jul 15, 2016 07:00 am
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