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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…

Arts & Culture cool-snowman
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Sure, any snowman is literally cooler than you are by simple virtue of being made of actual frozen stuff, compared to your warm, squishy self. But this one is actually cooler than you are. Like, he hangs out in parking lots in the shadow of the dirty, grimey el. He wears sunglasses at night. He sits…

News & Features snow
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Get the shovels and salt ready because, newsflash, it’s snowing – and right about on point with the Department of Sanitation’s snow alert for 9am. Fortunately, it’s not expected to be of blizzard or traffic-snarling proportions: approximately one to two (1-2) inches is forecasted for our area today. As for the rest of the week,…

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Now that winter has made its official debut this week and we brace ourselves for plummeting temperatures, we wanted to pass on some tips to make your heating bill a little less scary during these coming months. From adding a couple blankets to your bed and turning your thermostat down at night to sealing air…

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In the wake of extraordinary rate hikes during the winter, Senator Charles Schumer has requested the the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a government organization meant to protect consumers, investigate New York area power companies to make sure the increases were not a result of corruption or gouging. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which provides similar oversight of…

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A streak of beautiful, if wet, weather saw flowers bloom over the past weeks, only to be crushed and killed – like our spirits – by a frost this morning. It’s like the brutal, long winter wanted to give us one final kick in the rear on its way out. Discuss.

Opinion
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BETWEEN THE LINES: New Yorkers warmly embraced a balmy weekend that likely thawed their chilled bodies and spirits. However, the forecast isn’t pleasant and looks like we’re in for Frigid Winter, Part Two. [Ed. – It was snowing all morning. We need this like we need holes in our heads.] No sooner did Mother Nature…

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BETWEEN THE LINES: With possibly the worst storm of the season, packed with heavy snow, sleet and rain racing up the East Coast, flights were grounded and government offices to the south of the city closed, but late last Wednesday Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Education (DOE) decided that public schools would open the following…

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Well, it seems like we’re on day 527 of freezing cold weather, and by my count we’ve had something like a billion inches of snow. As neighbors bundle up and gather around the radiator, there have been a number of reports of fires, burns and other tragedies caused, in part, by home heating equipment. In…

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Every New Year’s Day, dozens of bold (crazy) people flock to the shore to join members of the Coney Polar Bear swim club and plunge into the frigid ocean, all for a chance to feel what it is like to have ice cold water lap against their private parts. What a lot of people don’t…

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