Browsing: Coney Island

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As we, and others, have observed for some time now, all the big food franchises are clamoring for a piece of Coney Island. First, we welcomed an Applebees, followed by It’Sugar. Next, we saw leases from Johnny Rockets, A Piece of Velvet, and Wahlburgers. Now IHOP is jumping on the Coney Island bandwagon, opening a location on 1019 Surf…

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Police are turning to the public for help in identifying a man who died yesterday morning in Coney Island. The man was behind the building, located at 3112 Bay View Avenue, Wednesday at 9am, when he went into cardiac arrest. EMS responded to the scene and rushed him Coney Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The man is described as between 50…

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF-Z1A_RRSA Cops are hunting for a pair of burglars who broke into two Coney Island businesses last month, scoring approximately $22,000 in cash. On Saturday, January 17, the duo shattered the front glass door of Peggy O’Neill’s at 1904 Surf Avenue just beore 5:00am. They rummaged through the property, eventually making of with approximately $12,000.…

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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
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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