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Food & Drink coney island brewing company
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The much-anticipated Coney Island Brewing Company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday — and it went down in true Coney Island fashion. During the elaborate shindig, which featured stilt walkers, sword swallowers and snake charmers, attendees were able to preview some of the company’s exciting new beer flavors and take a tour of the facility.…

News Coney Island Cathedral after Superstorm Sandy.
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Despite serving as a hub for disaster relief efforts in the desperate months after Superstorm Sandy, Coney Island Cathedral, the neighborhood’s largest church, was denied government assistance to help rebuild. Due to federal laws that prohibit FEMA money from going to religious groups, the congregation has been holding weekly services for almost three years among…

News Photo of Mark Treyger
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The New York City Council on Thursday passed legislation proposed by Councilman Mark Treyger to strengthen telecommunications infrastructure against future storms. During the Hurricane Sandy, power outages and flooding at critical communication hubs caused many people to emerge from the storm without phone, cable or internet access. Although the city sent out frequent online and television updates…

News Sign for Gerritsen Avenue
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Long before Hurricane Sandy swept through their neighborhood, carrying away cars, trees, and even homes, residents in Gerritsen Beach urged city agencies to make road and sewer repairs that would reduce serious flooding. Now, due in large part to federal money for Sandy recovery efforts, the work will finally get done — though it will be another two…

Health ida g israel health center
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Almost two-and-half years after it was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, the Ida G. Israel Community Health Center has returned to Coney Island’s west end. In spite of booming thunder and torrential rain that flooded neighborhoods throughout the city, numerous politicians joined more than 100 residents and community leaders on Wednesday morning for the center’s rededication ceremony. “After…

News Chaim Deutsch standing next to his constituents.
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Southern Brooklynite Ariel Lichtik said he’s been living without a permanent residence ever since Hurricane Sandy destroyed his parent’s Mill Basin home. Forced to bounce from one friend to another since the storm, Lichtik said the uncertainty has made it difficult for him to hold a job, and he’s been living off piecemeal commission work when he can find it.…

Events The Brooklyn Cyclones
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Lots to do in southern Brooklyn this week. There’s an info session hosted by City Councilman Chaim Deutsch about job opportunities in Hurricane Sandy-impacted areas, the Brooklyn Cyclones are battling the Williamsport Crosscutters, the BRIC is opening a new TV studio in the Coney Island Library, and the the Kings Bay Y is holding a special…

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In the wake of multiple reports that insurance companies underpaid Superstorm Sandy victims by altering damage assessment forms — from Manhattan Beach and Coney Island — Councilman Mark Treyger is calling on FEMA to conduct a comprehensive review of all Sandy payout claims. A hearing with City Council’s Committee on Recovery & Resiliency last week focused…

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