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Work to convert the historic Childs Restaurant in Coney Island into a 5,099-seat amphitheater and restaurant began last week. Construction workers were seen filling trash bags at the site, located at West 21st Street on the Riegelmann Boardwalk, and one wall has been partially bulldozed, reports the Coney Island blog. Dubbed Seaside Park and Community Arts Center, the…

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The Coney Island Boardwalk Community Garden received an agreement from the city to stop construction of the amphitheater on the site of their recently destroyed garden. Construction will be postponed until June 10 when the Kings County Supreme Court will hear the case. The local garden community lost their greens, cats and chickens last year during a…

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The New York City Community Garden Coalition is suing the city on behalf of the Boardwalk Community Garden in Coney Island, which lost its city-owned land to make way for a seaside amphitheater. Just days after the City Council approved a plan to make a 5,099-seat concert venue at the landmarked Childs Restaurant in December,…

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ONLY ON SHEEPSHEAD BITES: After many years, proposals, battles and studies, the plans to begin work on Sheepshead Bay’s newest green space, Brigham Street Park, are finally unveiled. The park will be sited at Brigham Street, sandwiched between Emmons Avenue and the waterfront. The current site is now a rubble-filled lot abutting the entrance to the…

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It might be the worst thing President Barack Obama has ever done. The commander-in-chief is neglecting to make time for teenagers from Edward R. Murrow High School (1600 Avenue L), who were crowned national student chess champions, winning the title for the eighth time this April. While Barry Obama has made time for the San…

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A blow came to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz as Community Board 13 voted against the plan to convert the historic Childs Restaurant at West 21st Street into an amphitheater. The New York Daily News is reporting that board members voted against the project after fielding complaints from residents that the new facility would invite…

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Masters of poise and balance gathered together to ride across the city on unicycles for the third annual Unicycle Festival. Sheepshead Bites reader and “Friends of Ocean Parkway” blogger Allan Shweky sent us some wonderful pictures of talented unicycle enthusiasts wobbling away by Ocean Parkway. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz finally declared this past Friday “Brooklyn…

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