Browsing: Coney Island

Police & Fire Shenique Leslie (Source: NYPD)

A 16-year-old girl disappeared from her Coney Island residence over the weekend, sparking a search for the teen by friends, family and authorities. Cops are asking neighbors to be on the lookout for Shenique Leslie, last seen at her 2007 Surf Avenue apartment building on Saturday afternoon. The girl went missing at approximately 2:30pm. Leslie, pictured…

News & Features Trump Village Shopping Center Renderings at Neptune Avenue. Photo by Neal Storman

Developer Rubin Schron’s plan to build a skyscraper in Coney Island is not going over well with residents. More than 700 Coney Island community members filled an auditorium at Abraham Lincoln High School (2800 Ocean Parkway) Wednesday night to hear from environmental experts and developers, and to demand answers regarding the 40-story residential and commercial tower to be…

Arts & Culture mat-fraser

A former Coney Island Circus Sideshow performer is making headlines for his breakout role in FX’s hit show “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” which wrapped its season last night. Mat Fraser, who was born with phocomelia, a condition which left him with shortened arms, a result of his mother being prescribed the dangerous drug thalidomide during pregnancy, plays Paul the…

News & Features trump

Community members are invited to attend a meeting on a massive tower planned at the current site of the Trump Village Shopping Center tomorrow, January 21. The discussion, which is expected to address environmental contamination found at the site among other concerns, will take place at Abraham Lincoln High School, 2800 Ocean Parkway, from 7pm to 9pm. The…

Business red velvet - piece of velvet

Coney Island will soon get its own little slice of Brooklyn cupcakery Piece Of Velvet, with a new storefront “next to Rita’s Ice on the north side of [West] 15th Street and Surf Avenue,” revealed the folks over at The Coney Island Blog. Located at 1327 Surf Avenue, the cozy space will have its grand opening on Saturday,…

Police & Fire

A 55-year-old man is dead after being struck by an Access-A-Ride van on Neptune Avenue on Sunday. The man, who has yet to be identified by police, was crossing Neptune Avenue at West 6th Street on Sunday at 5:44pm when the van heading eastbound on Neptune hit him. EMS transported the pedestrian to Lutheran Hospital…

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