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The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is open to revisiting the idea of making the Riegelmann Boardwalk a scenic landmark, reports the New York Daily News. Last year, the LPC rejected Councilman Mark Treyger’s bid to grant the Coney Island boardwalk landmark status – an effort to stall the city’s project to replace its tropical wood planks with textured plastic – in…

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In the 1870s, Manhattan Beach and Brighton Beach were some of the poshest digs this side of fancy-town; an exclusive getaway for New York’s monocle wearing upper-crust. A fascinating report by Curbed traces this history, a time when the two beach communities were once dotted with lavish hotels and resorts. Right off the bat, we…

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You think you know Coney Island? Think you got the whole history of America’s most famous amusement park figured out by a cursory trip to Wikipedia? Fuggedaboudit. You don’t know jack squat. When it comes to knowing Coney Island — I mean really, really knowing Coney Island — that is a matter best left to…