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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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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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Thirty percent of Brooklyn households lack high-speed internet at home, keeping residents from accessing crucial resources for school, work and business, with Kensington and Borough Park being the areas in Brooklyn most lacking when it comes to the digital divide, according to a new report from city Comptroller Scott Stringer. Stringer’s report, “Internet Inequality: Broadband Access…

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Can our beloved boardwalk be saved? Councilman Mark Treyger asked the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to make Coney Island’s Riegelmann Boardwalk an official “scenic landmark” yesterday, an effort to block the city from replacing its planks with concrete and plastic, reports the New York Daily News. “This is a globally recognized iconic structure that draws millions of visitors each year,”  Treyger told us.…

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Police are looking for Gerald Kinnison, a 66-year-old suffering from dementia, who went missing Friday morning from his Coney Island home. Kinnison was last seen leaving his assisted living center (2316 Surf Avenue) at 8am on November 21 wearing a black jacket, black shirt, black sneakers, and blue pants. He is described as a black male, 6 feet…

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