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Police are searching for a 92-year-old woman reported missing yesterday. Charlotte Davis, 92, who hasn’t been seen since January, resides at 2675 West 36th Street in Coney Island. She is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 110 pounds. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s crime stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their…

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The NYPD is asking the public for help in locating a Coney Island teen who was reported missing last week. Victoria Malyshev, 15, who lives on West 29th Street and Surf Avenue in Coney Island, was last seen at 7:30am on Thursday, May 14, leaving for school wearing grey jeans, a black crop top, black Converse sneakers…

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A Coney Island preschool is getting some fancy — and eco-friendly — new digs. In 2012, when Madeleine Jones Head Start Center on Neptune Avenue was decimated by Superstorm Sandy, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, which owned the preschool, started searching for a new location — eventually finding a great deal in an abandoned lot located at 2856 West 15th Street.…

Business 1320 Bowery Street (Source: Google Maps)
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The four-year-old food-focused spinoff of Brooklyn Flea, Smorgasburg, is coming to Coney Island this summer. Commercial Observer reports that Thor Equities is bringing the weekend festival of food carts to the lot near 1320 Bowery Street, which itself will be home to a new street art installation called Coney Art Walls, curated by Jeffrey Deitch. For…

News & Features warbasse
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Residents of the Amalgamated Warbasse Houses panicked last night when a power outage plunged all five buildings of the housing development into blackness for nearly two hours. Lights started dimming and flickering at approximately 9:16pm and by 9:30pm the complex, television screens, and computers all went eerily dark, according to residents. For some, the experience recalled…

Arts & Culture The Parachute Jump once dropped thrill-seekers from its top, affording the best views of the shoreline. Photo by Abe Feinstein.
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Memorial Day is just around the corner, and with it the throngs of people clamoring for its rides, foods, shows and boardwalk. It’s been a turbulent half century for the amusement district, marked by decay as a near forgotten corner of the city, and then its rebirth. Through it all, photographer Abe Feinstein, now 87, has…

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Police are searching for two adolescent boys they say attempted to rob an old woman while she waited for an elevator in Coney Island. The unidentified suspects entered the lobby of 2007 Surf Avenue on April 20, at approximately 10am, and tried to snatch the 76-year-old victim’s purse while she waited outside the elevator doors. Perhaps they underestimated the woman’s…

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