Browsing: Coney Island

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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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Police are searching for a man who disappeared in Coney Island last week. Robert Fleming, 62, was last seen near West 33rd Street and Surf Avenue on Thursday, April 23, at 1pm, cops said. He was reported missing on Saturday, April 25. Fleming, who lives on West 36th Street between Neptune Avenue and Mermaid Avenue, is described as…

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There will be no height limits at this Coney Island attraction. The first-ever New York Road Runners [NYRR] Kids’ Boardwalk Run at the Brooklyn Half Marathon will give kids the exhilarating opportunity to run a mile on the Coney Island Riegelmann Boardwalk. One thousand youth runners, ages 7-18 — including more than 700 students from NYRR’s…

Arts & Culture Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys at Seaside Summer Concert Series in 2008 (Source: Howard Brier/Flickr)
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After a one-year hiatus following the departure of term-limited Borough President Marty Markowitz, it looks as if the Brooklyn Borough President’s office under Eric Adams will resume hosting the annual free Seaside Summer Concert Series in Coney Island this year. The news was first reported by The Coney Island Blog, which said the shows will…

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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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