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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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“C’mon, bird. Move that way,” the officer barked at the swan. A rebellious bird ran a-fowl of the law* on Sunday night, staging an apparent protest in the middle of Brigham Street on Sunday, just south of Emmons Avenue. “A swan was blocking Brigham Street, preventing traffic movement and cars from pulling out from parking…

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Beginning in 2015, New York will ban curbside disposal of certain electronic equipment, including computers, televisions, video game consoles, iPods, and more. Part of the New York State Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, which was enacted in 2010 with a goal of keeping potentially harmful electronics out of the waste stream and be recycled or…

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The city’s long-awaited solution to street flooding along the Coney Island peninsula has some locals wondering if the remedy isn’t worse than the disease. The Department of Environmental Protection is in the midst of a massive clearing operation in western Coney Island, pumping years of sand, debris and residue out of long-jammed sewer lines, which neighbors say caused…

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The following is a press release issued yesterday by the offices of Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz: New York’s mute swans may at last have a voice in their future. The Assembly today passed a bill introduced by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz (D-Brooklyn) that would effectively save the state’s 2,200 mute swans from a state-mandated death sentence. The legislation…

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Legislation that would require more community input in the state’s plan to manage the population of mute swans across New York was given a stamp of approval by the state Assembly’s Environmental Conservation Committee, bringing it one step closer to becoming law. The bill was introduced by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz in February, following the release of a…

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Queens State Senator Tony Avella has introduced a bill that would establish a two-year moratorium on the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s plan to eliminate 2,200 mute swans – the same scenic species that populates Sheepshead Bay’s marina. Local Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz announced today that he will follow suit with an Assembly version, having previously spoken…

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