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Local leaders are putting pressure on the MTA to restore express service on the F train in Brooklyn, last experienced by commuters in 1987, while the MTA remains a bit iffy on the issue. In a letter sent to MTA Chairman Thomas F. Prendergast today, a bipartisan group of 14 city, state, and federal leaders…

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The following is a press release from the offices of U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressmen Hakeem Jeffries and Jerrold Nadler: U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congress members Jerrold Nadler and Hakeem Jeffries today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved a Project Partnership Agreement to move…

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Congressman Hakeem Jeffries will speak to the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association during their monthly meeting tonight, at 8:00 p.m., at P.S. 195 (131 Irwin Street). Jeffries, who represents Manhattan Beach, the Sheepshead Bay waterfront, and Brighton Beach, among others, will discuss measures to protect the area from future flooding, flood insurance rates and the Homeowners Flood…

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The New York City Parks Department will present revised plans this Thursday for the controversial bathroom and comfort station slated for the Brighton Beach boardwalk in response to outcry from Oceana condominium residents and local leaders. The public hearing on the new draft environmental impact statement will take place at the Shorefront Y (3300 Coney…

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The Coney Island History Project and Urban Neighborhood Services are hosting a slideshow presentation by Charles Denson titled “The History of Coney Island’s West End and the Presence and Contributions of African Americans in Coney Island from the 1600s to the Present.”The slideshow will feature never-before-seen images from Charles Denson’s archive and photos that he took in the 1970s.…

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Police say they have arrested Johnny Velez Garcia, who they believe is the deadly gunman responsible for one of two fatal shootings in Coney Island last week. Garcia is accused of shooting and killing Shawn White in the fourth-floor stairwell of the Coney Island high-rise building at West 27th Street and Surf Avenue, where the…

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