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Arts & Music A sand sculpture from last year's competition.
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Interested in looking at art but don’t want to be stuck indoors? Head to the beach at Coney Island this Saturday, August 15, where some top-tier sand sculpters, as well as a few amateur enthusiasts and their families, will be digging, piling, molding, and carving the beach’s coarse granules into architectural marvels. This year’s Coney…

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Public Advocate Letitia James, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and Comptroller Scott Stringer joined local politicians, community members, and activists Sunday to express their outrage at the Parks Department’s concrete makeover of the Coney Island Riegelmann Boardwalk. Despite the heavy rain and winds, more than 100 protesters held signs on the boardwalk near Coney Island Avenue and chanted slogans like…

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Can our beloved boardwalk be saved? Councilman Mark Treyger asked the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to make Coney Island’s Riegelmann Boardwalk an official “scenic landmark” yesterday, an effort to block the city from replacing its planks with concrete and plastic, reports the New York Daily News. “This is a globally recognized iconic structure that draws millions of visitors each year,”  Treyger told us.…

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by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz Back in 2008, my Assembly colleague, Alec Brook-Krasny, and I were able to secure $10 million in capital funding for the repair of the Riegelmann Boardwalk. The purpose of this money was to give the Boardwalk the rehabilitation it deserves and ensure that generations of New Yorkers will have the opportunity…

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If you have not yet experienced flying across the Coney Island boardwalk harnessed to a bungee cord via Luna Park’s Boardwalk Flight SkyCoaster, you have missed your chance. Boardwalk Flight, which was launched in the summer of 2012 as part of the somewhat controversial expansion of Luna Park’s Scream Zone, allowed thrill seekers to swing – in a wing…

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