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After Superstorm Sandy devastated Coney Island, the  effort to rebuild the beachfront and the boardwalk has led to a slew of businesses planting their flag on the cleaned up shoreline. The New York Daily News is reporting on the increased corporate presence on Coney Island that is hoping to transform the area into an economic…

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The effort to turn Jamaica Bay into an action-packed tourist destination has ramped up in recent months as the spring and summer season kicked off. The New York Daily News reports new details on a host of new activities and concessions the Parks Department has in the works, as well as tempered warnings from environmentalists hoping that the…

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Six months following Superstorm Sandy, businesses across Sheepshead Bay and Coney Island are still shuttered and the New York Times is reporting that local business owners are growing anxious over what effect the closures will have on the local economy as summer nears. The Times report pointed to the large number of businesses still closed…

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Officials from the Parks Department and the National Parks Service are collaborating on plans to bring food concession stands, and bike and kayak rentals to Jamaica Bay, according to a report by the New York Daily News. Officials hope that an expansion of services in the region will go hand-in-hand with the restoration of the…

Opinion
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THE COMMUTE: Most New Yorkers do not notice the sign in the station booths explaining the fare, except perhaps to check the price of a seven- or 30-day pass. However, to a tourist, it is essential that this sign be clear and self-explanatory. They were clear until the MTA discontinued MetroCards for a one-way subway…

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Brighton Beach’s Bureau of Tourism* recently commissioned its award-winning marketing team to create a documentary on the wonders that are Brighton Beach.  Experience the beach, the sun, the ill fitting speedos, and the worldly shopping choices of “Little Russia by the Sea.” Don’t take our word for it, here is what the video’s creator has to say: This…

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After we reported to you back in 2010 that the New York City Public Design Commission approved a new 57,000-square-foot structure at the New York Aquarium to house the “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” exhibit, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced during a press conference at the facility, Surf Avenue at West 8th Street last Thursday that the project…

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City & State’s morning newsletter, First Read, carried this little nugget: The Bloomberg administration has been on a record-breaking streak this past few weeks. Last week, the mayor proudly welcomed the city’s 50 millionth tourist. On Tuesday, he trumpeted the dramatic increase in life expectancy for city residents, higher than it’s ever been. Yesterday, he…

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A new housing complex is coming to Coney Island, with what will be the neighborhood’s most dangerous residents: sharks! The NYC Public Design Commission approved a new structure at the New York Aquarium (Surf Avenue and West 8th Street). The 50,000-square-foot facility, called “Ocean Wonders: Shark,” will feature 115 species of marine animals, including 40…

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