Author Justin Santoro

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Photographers both professional and amateur are invited to enter the “Peace in a Frame” competition for a chance to win money and a spot in an art exhibition. Judges will be looking for works that “uniquely reflect an effort or a positive outcome of peace building, at a local or global scale.” The contest is…

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In 1922, after a fire destroyed a house in Gerritsen Beach, residents came together to form the Gerrittsen Beach Fire Department, the only all-volunteer fire department in Brooklyn. The GBFD is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a journal compiling photos and stories of the “Vollies” throughout the years. From their press release: Everybody who has…

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This week Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced he’d support a casino in Coney Island. Wednesday, Marty Markowitz began a coalition backing gambling in Coney Island, according to the Daily News. “Back in January when I called for casino gambling, at that moment I was like playing blackjack and asking the dealer to hit on 20,…

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Twenty years ago, a Sheepshead Bay native took one of the neighborhood’s most popular summer pastimes – handball – and turned it into a beach sport. Mark Miller, born in Sheepshead and raised in Fire Island, was bouncing a ball inside his music studio. After the ball took an unusual bounce off the inside corner…

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Tonight at 10:00 p.m., tune in to SyFy and check out how a ghost terrorized a Gravesend family. In the season premiere of Paranormal Witness, Gravesend resident Elaine Mercado explains how she and her family have been haunted by a “ghost bride” in their Queen Anne-style home near Avenue V. “It started when my daughters…

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Former New York Knicks icon John Starks stopped by the Kings Bay Y (3495 Nostrand Avenue) on Thursday, but instead of showing off his basketball skills he came to show some local youngsters the importance of reading. The New York Knicks Read to Achieve program, in partnership with Cablevision’s Power to Learn education initiative, teamed…

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Can’t get enough of bowling, yet trying to save up for overdue rent, that car you always wanted, or college tuition? Here’s your chance! In celebration of the first ever National Bowling Day this Saturday, August 11, Shell Lanes and other bowling centers across the country will allow visitors to bowl for free. So gather…

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DailyDOCUMERICA recently dug up this old photo of Plum Beach, taken in May 1973 by Coney Island native Arthur Tress. It looks to be a part of the same Tress series as the Plumb Beach photo we showed you – also from DailyDOCUMERICA – in early July. Looks like they’re having fun, but considering they’re fishing…

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