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Didn’t make it to the Mermaid Parade this weekend? Don’t worry, photographer and neighbor William Caruso went for us, and he got plenty of awesome photos of sequin-covered mermaids, mermen, pirates, flappers, sailors, and various other sea creatures strutting their stuff on Surf Avenue. Check it out:

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I’m old, and I think the Sheepshead Bay subway station ought to have an elevator to make my life easier. Also, as a venerable tricenarian, I think kids need to be kept off my lawn and somebody ought to teach them some respect with those glowing doo-dads. Furthermore, dubstep sucks and isn’t music. Older adults like myself…

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There will be no height limits at this Coney Island attraction. The first-ever New York Road Runners [NYRR] Kids’ Boardwalk Run at the Brooklyn Half Marathon will give kids the exhilarating opportunity to run a mile on the Coney Island Riegelmann Boardwalk. One thousand youth runners, ages 7-18 — including more than 700 students from NYRR’s…

News A diagram for the revised comfort station shows it at boardwalk level, as opposed to all other replacement comfort stations that tower above beachgoers' heads. (Source: NYC Parks)

EXCLUSIVE: Approximately $2.5 million in taxpayer dollars is being flushed down the drain, as the city caves to the demands of luxury condominium dwellers to move bathrooms on the Brighton Beach boardwalk. The New York City Parks Department confirmed to Sheepshead Bites that the city has already spent $5 million on the controversial comfort station, originally…

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The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is open to revisiting the idea of making the Riegelmann Boardwalk a scenic landmark, reports the New York Daily News. Last year, the LPC rejected Councilman Mark Treyger’s bid to grant the Coney Island boardwalk landmark status – an effort to stall the city’s project to replace its tropical wood planks with textured plastic – in…

Police & Fire Police cars parked in front of the 61st Precinct. Photo by Ned Berke

Police responded to a 911 call early this morning about a body spotted on Coney Island’s Reigelmann Boardwalk. Wen Bai Ping, 77, was found face-up, unconscious, and unresponsive on the boardwalk near Stillwell Avenue at 7:15am with his cane nearby, cops said. Fifteen minutes later, EMS arrived and pronounced the Wen dead. The Coney Island man’s…

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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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Public Advocate Letitia James, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and Comptroller Scott Stringer joined local politicians, community members, and activists Sunday to express their outrage at the Parks Department’s concrete makeover of the Coney Island Riegelmann Boardwalk. Despite the heavy rain and winds, more than 100 protesters held signs on the boardwalk near Coney Island Avenue and chanted slogans like…

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