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Business Gelato at Coney's Cones.
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A 28-year-old Gravesend woman has won the Coney’s Cones “Find Your Flavor” contest and will be creating her winning entry on Wednesday with the store’s master gelato maker Daniele Dal Sasso. Arianne Elshawarby, a mother of two and biotechnology student at Kingsborough Community College, said she and her family “absolutely love” chocolate macaroons and thought…

Health west nile virus
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It’s peak mosquito season, and this summer, many of the little buggers are carrying the potentially deadly West Nile virus, health officials warned this week. Neighbors are advised to stay indoors tomorrow night as pesticide trucks spray down southern Brooklyn neighborhoods where the disease-carrying mosquitoes are concentrated. A Brooklyn man was hospitalized Sunday in the…

Arts & Music Sherlock
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Gravesend residents may catch glimpses of Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu next week. The fourth season of CBS’ crime show Elementary will be filming on Shell Road along the F train on Monday, August 17, according to signs. Elementary is a modern-day adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series set in New…

News community board 13
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After eight, long, leaderless months, Community Board [CB] 13 is looking to hire a new district manager. The community board — which handles municipal issues in Coney Island, Seagate, as well as parts of Brighton Beach, Gravesend, and Bensonhurst — will be collecting resumes until August 3, according to a job posting on its website.…

News A veterinarian checks the condition of one of the rescued puppies.
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Police arrested the owner of nine allegedly malnourished and neglected puppies last week and charged the man with not feeding his animals as well as 10 counts of torture and injury, News 12 Brooklyn reports. Investigators said the pet owner, 43-year-old Shai Benattar, brought as many as 20 dogs up from Florida to his Avenue X…

Transportation 19th avenue road work
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Pesky potholes, be gone! Numerous crater-pocked streets throughout Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Borough Park, and Coney Island will be touched up this summer, announced City Council members Mark Treyger and David Greenfield this week. Treyger and Greenfield worked closely with Brooklyn Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Keith Bray to identify the streets across the 44th and 47th Districts that…

News Razom Toy Drive workers
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A fitness trainer at a Gravesend gym has organized a toy drive for Ukrainian children who have lost their parents due to the war between the central government in Kiev and the Russian-speaking separatists in the East. Dmitry Michin, 29, started the toy drive eight days ago at the Retro Fitness gym located at McDonald…

News lunar-new-year
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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced Tuesday that New York City will become the second major urban school district in the nation, after San Francisco, to close on Lunar New Year in the official school calendar. In the upcoming 2015-16 school year, schools will close on February 8 for the Lunar…

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