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News & Features Johnny Velez-Garriga

A 25-year-old Coney Island man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for fatally shooting his good friend in 2013 because he believed the victim was romantically involved with his sister, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced today. Johnny Velez-Garriga, 25, was convicted on June 18 on one count of second-degree murder and…

Events MCU Park.

Wednesday, July 29, is 80s Night at MCU Park when the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Hudson Valley Renegades at 7pm. Tickets are $10 and fans will be treated to games, giveaways and other surprises meant to bring on the 80s nostalgia. Don’t leave your neon slouch socks at home! There will be 80s-themed fun throughout…

News & Features sea gate

Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries announced Monday they had secured $100,000 from FEMA to begin reconstructing the damaged sea wall to protect Sea Gate and Coney Island from storm surges. The seawall and bulkhead, once the community’s greatest protection against storm surges and erosion, was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy — leaving Sea Gate and neighboring…

Health ida g israel health center

Almost two-and-half years after it was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, the Ida G. Israel Community Health Center has returned to Coney Island’s west end. In spite of booming thunder and torrential rain that flooded neighborhoods throughout the city, numerous politicians joined more than 100 residents and community leaders on Wednesday morning for the center’s rededication ceremony. “After…

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