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Police are searching for three men they say vandalized MCU Park last month. The crooks entered the Cyclones stadium, located at 1904 Surf Avenue, through a loading dock gate on January 26, 8:30pm, and grabbed several practice baseball bats and Spiderman ski masks, cops say. Then police say they vandalized the home team’s locker room with graffiti before…

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Coney Island’s traditional Friday night fireworks will kick off for the 2014 season on June 20, just hours before the first day of summer and the Mermaid Parade, Amusing the Zillion reports. The fireworks, sponsored by the Alliance for Coney Island, are free to all, taking place on the beach near West 10th Street and West…

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UPDATE (June 3, 2014): The public relations folks for the new Thunderbolt contacted us this morning to note that the opening is now being pushed to next week. They’re not sure of the date yet, but the announcement is coming soon. Original article: Coney Island’s newest roller coaster, Zamperla USA’s Thunderbolt, is slated to open this…

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Coney Island’s newest amusement tycoons, Central Amusement International (a.k.a. Zamperla USA), broke ground on the Thunderbolt yesterday, the first roller coaster in more than a century at the People’s Playground to throw riders through a literal loop. The three-car coaster will hold 27 people as it zooms along 2,233 feet of track at 55 miles…

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It’s been a long, crazy summer by the beach. Nearly a year after Superstorm Sandy devastated the area, Coney Island went through a wild summer season. Like any neighborhood with a theme park at its heart, there were thrills, chills and nearly collapsing Astrotowers. As the summer wind gives way to autumn chills, I’m reminded…

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New York National League fans were thrilled when Met baseball legend Lee Mazzilli’s son, L.J., was selected by the team in the fourth round as the 116th overall pick in the 2013 draft. In a recent interview with Brooklyn Based, L.J., who is currently playing for the Brooklyn Cyclones, noted the Mazzilli family’s strong ties…

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On a whim, I hopped down to Coney Island to catch the fireworks on July 4 last year. It was hot and crowded with no good place to steal a glimpse of the fireworks show without cramming myself between a bunch of sweaty, drunk people. Luckily, for those like me looking for a better seat,…

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The Brooklyn Cyclones kicked off their summer season with a cool gesture, wearing uniforms honoring New York victims of Superstorm Sandy. SI Live reported that the uniforms, which normally bear the player’s names, instead bore the names of many of the local communities including Coney Island, Gerritsen Beach, Breezy Point, and Oceanside, devastated by Sandy. The…

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Over 200 students from an assortment of Brooklyn youth groups celebrated Jackie Robinson day Monday by meeting some ex-baseball players and getting a private screening of the new movie about Jackie Robinson, 42, at the Regal Cinemas in Sheepshead Bay, according to a press release. The kids, who spent the day hearing stories from former ballplayers…

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