Browsing: Coney Island

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As many as 3,000 New York City homeowners may have to repay federal money used to help rebuild their Sandy-ravaged homes, the Daily News reports. The bureaucratic nightmare stems from FEMA’s decision to allowed homeowners to reopen flood insurance claims after reports surfaced that insurers had underpaid claims for Sandy victims. The review triggered the U.S. Department…

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Two Coney Island men were sentenced Wednesday for a bloody 2012 stabbing attack against rival gang members that left one man dead and another with slash wounds to his throat, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced. Alex “Shorty” Escamilla and Heiberto “Big Boy” Guerrero received sentences of  21 years to life in prison and 20…

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After a two month delay, Wahlburgers, the fast food franchise owned by Hollywood stars Donnie and Mark Wahlberg and their chef brother Paul, opened in Coney Island Monday. The new burger joint, located across the street from the original Nathan’s Famous on Stillwell Avenue, is part of an aggressive expansion by the franchise, which is being…

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A 27-year old man is still in critical condition after being pulled to shore in Coney Island Wednesday evening, according to spokesperson for Coney Island Hospital, where the man is being treated. Rescue workers responded to a call at 4:39pm about a drowning victim in the water near West 15th Street and the boardwalk, according to…

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A 28-year-old Gravesend woman has won the Coney’s Cones “Find Your Flavor” contest and will be creating her winning entry on Wednesday with the store’s master gelato maker Daniele Dal Sasso. Arianne Elshawarby, a mother of two and biotechnology student at Kingsborough Community College, said she and her family “absolutely love” chocolate macaroons and thought…

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A 62-year-old man was found dead in a Coney Island bakery yesterday. Police say the man was discovered unresponsive in the bathroom of New York Bread (2201 Neptune Avenue) on Monday at approximately 8:36am. When EMS arrived at the scene, the man, whose identity has not been released pending family notification, was pronounced dead. The…

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uBbhvQQC-U&feature=youtu.be Police have released new video footage of a man they say has been swiping gold chains from elderly men in Coney Island — often while riding his bike. The film appears to show the suspect as he creeped up behind a male victim on foot and removed jewelry from his neck. The victim chased the suspect down the street,…

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