Browsing: Coney Island

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Call it a case of the student outshining the teacher. While Nathan’s Famous hot dogs have become synonymous with Coney Island, it wasn’t invented by the restaurant’s namesake. Instead, the hot dog is believed to have been invented by a German man named Charles Feltman, who started peddling his sausages around the amusement district by pushcart in 1867. Eventually the…

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A discrimination lawsuit against the principal of a Coney Island elementary school compares her to handsome sadist Christian Grey from the steamy trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey. The suit, filed by former assistant principal Andrew Dash, alleges that P.S. 370 principal Susan Goldberg shared nude photos with staff, showed off tattoos and piercings, and discussed her sexual encounters,…

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Good news for job hunters in Southern Brooklyn. A new Workforce1 Career Center, located at 1906 Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island, opened for business this week as part of the city’s effort to expedite economic recovery in Superstorm Sandy-impacted neighborhoods. Formed by a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations, the city’s Department of Small Business Services…

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The students at Mark Twain School for the Gifted and Talented I.S. 239 (2401 Neptune Avenue) got a very special guest last week. Academy Award-nominated director Darren Aronofsky was inducted into the Coney Island junior high school’s Alumni Hall of Fame at a March 26 ceremony, during which Senator Marty Golden presented a New York State…

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Police are asking the public for help in locating two men wanted for robbing an Uber driver in Coney Island. The men entered an Uber taxi on March 17, at 8:55pm, on the corner of Neptune Avenue and West 33rd Street, displayed an unknown metal object to the 21-year-old driver, and threatened him, cops said. The suspects snatched an…

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfbKBwUUesU Police are turning to the public for help in identifying a man caught on camera attacking a cashier during a grocery store robbery in Coney Island this month. The suspect entered AT&T Grocery, located at 2906 Stillwell Avenue, on March 16, at approximately 3:15pm, and swiped a handful of lottery tickets without paying, cops said. When the 26-year-old employee…

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Police are searching for two men they say robbed a cab driver in Coney Island on Tuesday, March 17. The suspects climbed into their 21-year-old victim’s cab on the corner of Neptune Avenue and West 33rd Street at around 8:55pm and demanded cash, cops said. The suspects took the cabbie’s cellphone before fleeing on foot. The NYPD released a photo…

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By Jerry Del Priore Romain Cannone lives anything but a normal teenage existence. His life revolves around school and fencing, with not much time for anything else. But Cannone’s hard work and sacrifice paid tremendous dividends when he helped the French National Junior Team beat Hungary for the men’s epee gold medal at the European…

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A Coney Island high school teacher was busted for allegedly making a sex tape with her student after he showed off a clip of their romp to his friends, according to a report obtained by the New York Post. Nadine Sudlow, 27, an English teacher at Liberation Diploma Plus HS, regularly treated her pet pupil to free lunches and…

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Nothing says springtime like new green shoots sprouting from the ground and leaves on trees. That’s why you should register to pick up a free tree at one of 18 locations in Brooklyn this March through mid-May! Courtesy of the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and the city’s MillionTreesNYC program, the tree giveaway includes popular…

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