By Alex Ellefson on Jul 19, 2016 03:38 pm Have you ever dreamed of being a reality TV star? Or maybe you’re just bummed you didn’t qualify for the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan’s Famous? Now’s your chance to check two items off your bucket list! The Coney Island Wahlburgers â€” which opened last summer â€” has an open invitation [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jul 19, 2016 02:06 pm Beachgoers were shooed out of the water Tuesday morning after shark fins were spotted slicing through the surf at one of the beaches in Coney Island, the Daily News reports. The Parks Department told the newspaper they closed the beach near Steeplechase Pier “out of an abundance of safety.” “Because sharks have been sighted in [...]
By Alex Ellefson on Jul 19, 2016 11:30 am Neighbors are demanding the city improve traffic safety on Gerritsen Beach’s main strip after a teenage bicyclist was struck and killed this week by a suspected drunk driver. An online petition calling for the Department of Transportation (DOT) to install more traffic lights on Gerritsen Avenue has already collected 905 signatures. The petition was started [...]
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