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05/24/2018
A recap and a final word

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I launched Coney Island News last year with the intention of providing hyperlocal news in a neighborhood that was badly in need of it. Unfortunately, my other work obligations now prevent me from dedicating the [...]

01/09/2018
State fines apartment complex $400k for dumping in Coney Island Creek

It is the largest fine ever issued against a residential apartment complex for discharging sewage in New York City Waters.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has fined Beach Haven Apartment Associates, LLC $400,000 for the illegal discharge of sewage in Coney Island Creek, marking the largest fine ever issued against a residential [...]

The Coney Island Polar Bear Club continued an annual tradition on New Year's Day.
01/04/2018
Coney Island Polar Bear Club's annual plunge a success

The Coney Island Polar Bear Club continued an annual tradition on New Year's Day.

A tradition is a tradition, even when temperatures dip into the teens. The annual Coney Island Polar Plunge commenced on Brooklyn’s southern shore New Year’s Day, extending a tradition that dates back to 1903. Countless [...]

12/26/2017
Man shot six times at Steeplechase Beer Garden, survives

Nobody has been charged at this time

A festive night turned into a bloodbath early by Saturday morning when a man was laced with six bullets at Steeplechase Beer Garden in Coney Island — and somehow survived. The 36-year-old man was shot [...]

Coney Island this week: Winter Wonderland, Community Board meeting, and more.https://coneyislandnews.com/2017/12/19/cone...
12/19/2017
Coney Island this week: Winter Wonderland Laser Show, community board meeting, and more

Coney Island this week: Winter Wonderland, Community Board meeting, and more.

https://coneyislandnews.com/2017/12/19/coney-island-week-winter-wonderland-laser-show-community-board-meeting/

Here’s a complete rundown of what’s happening in Coney Island this week: License Committee Meeting When: Monday at 6:30 p.m. (Call CB13 office at 718-266-3002 to see if the meeting is still going on) Where: 1201 Surf [...]

Will the Riegelmann Boardwalk be landmarked? In the meantime, take a look at the current NYC landmarks in Coney Island:
12/19/2017
A look at Coney Island's NYC Landmarks

Will the Riegelmann Boardwalk be landmarked? In the meantime, take a look at the current NYC landmarks in
Coney Island:

As locals await the LPC's next move, let's take a look back at the spots in Coney Island that have already obtained landmarked status.

Planning on spending New Year's Eve in Coney Island? Check out the full slate of things to do in the neighborhood.
12/17/2017
Rides, fireworks to highlight Coney Island's New Year's Eve celebration

Planning on spending New Year's Eve in Coney Island? Check out the full slate of things to do in the neighborhood.

It’ll almost look like summer all over again — even if it won’t feel like it. New Year’s Eve festivities will return to Coney Island for another year, making for a perfect opportunity for locals [...]

“It’s time to fully utilize Brooklyn’s waterways and expand NYC Ferry service to the transit-challenged community of Con...
12/14/2017
Brooklyn Borough President calls for ferry service in Coney Island

“It’s time to fully utilize Brooklyn’s waterways and expand NYC Ferry service to the transit-challenged community of Coney Island,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said. READ:

The campaign to expand NYC Ferry service to Coney Island received a big boost from Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams on Wednesday.

Free rollercoaster rides, fireworks, and more. Here's a complete rundown of the New Year's Eve festivities in Coney Isla...
12/13/2017
Rides, fireworks to highlight Coney Island's New Year's Eve celebration

Free rollercoaster rides, fireworks, and more. Here's a complete rundown of the New Year's Eve festivities in Coney Island.

It’ll almost look like summer all over again — even if it won’t feel like it. New Year’s Eve festivities will return to Coney Island for another year, making for a perfect opportunity for locals [...]

12/13/2017
$3,000 grants available for local community

The grants are intended for community and school improvements.

State Sen. Diane Savino is inviting local residents to discuss how to distribute $3,000 grants in the local community. Citizens Committee for New York provides grants to schools and communities — and resident-led groups spearhead [...]

12/08/2017
Coat Drive: Coney Island Hospital - Coney Island News

Do you have gently-worn coats? Coney Island Hospital is hosting a coat drive until February.

Coney Island Hospital is hosting a coat drive to help local residents in need. Those who would like to help provide coats can do do until February 26. Coats should be delivered to the First [...]

#ICYMI: Our report takes inside look at what could be causing damage on Riegelmann Boardwalk — and whether the Departmen...
12/06/2017
A damaged boardwalk faces an uncertain future

#ICYMI: Our report takes inside look at what could be causing damage on Riegelmann Boardwalk — and whether the Department of Parks lobbied against landmark designation.

Some parts of the historic Riegelmann Boardwalk are in such disrepair that the city has simply marked damaged boards with highlighted paint.

The Riegelmann Boardwalk is in disrepair, and some point to one key reason why. Plus, is New York City Department of Par...
12/05/2017
A damaged boardwalk faces an uncertain future

The Riegelmann Boardwalk is in disrepair, and some point to one key reason why. Plus, is New York City Department of Parks and Recreations lobbying against landmark designation for the boardwalk? READ:

Some parts of the historic Riegelmann Boardwalk are in such disrepair that the city has simply marked damaged boards with highlighted paint.

12/01/2017
'Wonder Wheel' debuting in theaters

Wonder Wheel arrives in theaters tonight

Coney Island is hitting the big screen. Wonder Wheel, the anticipated film based in and around Coney Island in the 1950s, debuts Friday in theaters. The film’s arrival culminates a year-plus project after filming started [...]

Community Board 13 discussed a development’s ULURP application Wednesday night. READ:
12/01/2017
Coney Island's Sea Park North development mired in zoning confusion

Community Board 13 discussed a development’s ULURP application Wednesday night. READ:

A housing development slated for 2828 W. 28th St. was at the center of a heated discussion at Community Board 13's monthly general meeting on Tuesday night at the New York Aquarium's Education Hall.

The proposal is aimed towards preventing vehicle-driven attacks on the boardwalk.
11/29/2017
NYPD, Department of Parks considering boardwalk safety proposal

The proposal is aimed towards preventing vehicle-driven attacks on the boardwalk.

The NYPD and the Department of Parks are reviewing a boardwalk safety proposal aimed at preventing vehicle-related attacks on the Riegelmann Boardwalk. City Councilmembers Mark Treyger and Chaim Deutsch recently called for fortified bollards to [...]

A gang located around Surfside Gardens, Sea Rise Apartments, and Gravesend Houses allegedly distributed narcotics, intim...
11/25/2017
Coney Island-based gang members indicted on murder, firearms charges

A gang located around Surfside Gardens, Sea Rise Apartments, and Gravesend Houses allegedly distributed narcotics, intimidated witnesses, and shot rivals in retaliation.

Five people with ties to a Coney Island-based street gang were arraigned in federal court this week on charges of murder in aid of racketeering, robberry, unlawful use of firearms, and other offenses, according to [...]

The entire community is coming together for a Thanksgiving tradition -- and it's free!
11/23/2017
Thursday: Free community-wide Thanksgiving meal in Coney Island

The entire community is coming together for a Thanksgiving tradition -- and it's free!

A community-wide Thanksgiving feast will take place at the Coney Island Gospel Assembly church at 2828 Neptune Ave. on Thanksgiving day — and it’s free! Businesses, local elected officials, and community organizations are pitching in [...]

Job opportunities range from call center representative to case manager, stock worker, security officer, and more. Plus,...
11/21/2017
Hiring events in Coney Island slated for Thursday, November 30

Job opportunities range from call center representative to case manager, stock worker, security officer, and more. Plus, get construction training and a $1k stipend.

Looking for a job? A series of employment-related events will take place in Coney Island on Thursday, November 30.

“It was inhuman, disgraceful and discriminatory,” Democratic District Leader Ari Kagan said to Coney Island News.
11/20/2017
Russian and Haitian Creole interpreters left outside on election day

“It was inhuman, disgraceful and discriminatory,” Democratic District Leader Ari Kagan said to Coney Island News.

A new pilot program aimed towards expanding election day translation services for Russian- and Haitian Creole-speaking voters drew criticism after interpreters were relegated to stations located 100 feet away from polling sites. “It was inhuman, [...]

The man was reportedly charged with making terroristic threats and aggravated harassment.
11/17/2017
21-year-old reportedly threatens to 'shoot up' Liberation Diploma Plus High School

The man was reportedly charged with making terroristic threats and aggravated harassment.

A man who wanted to retaliate against his girlfriend and her family allegedly threatened to “shoot up” and “kill everyone” at Liberation Diploma plus High School in Coney Island on Thursday, reports Pix 11. 21-year-old [...]

“We’re a close-knit community,” Councilmember Mark Treyger told Coney Island News at City Hall after announcing the legi...
11/16/2017
At City Hall, Treyger announces legislation banning sex between cops and those in custody

“We’re a close-knit community,” Councilmember Mark Treyger told Coney Island News at City Hall after announcing the legislation. “When things happen to one of our residents, this hurts us all.”

City Councilmember Mark Treyger, flanked by local advocates, leaders, and politicians, expressed outrage from the steps of City Hall on Wednesday over a disturbing police-involved rape case in Coney Island and announced new legislation that [...]

Elevated levels of lead were found in 10.32 percent of children along Coney Island’s southern coastal area and 11.76 per...
11/15/2017
Report reveals depth of Coney Island's lead poisoning problem

Elevated levels of lead were found in 10.32 percent of children along Coney Island’s southern coastal area and 11.76 percent of children in the area immediately surrounding the Coney Island Creek.

In some parts of Coney Island and southern Brooklyn, nearly 12 percent of students have elevated levels of lead in their blood — and the city has failed to properly address the issues, according to [...]

The Barenaked Ladies, set to release a new album this week, will perform at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardw...
11/13/2017
Barenaked Ladies announce 2018 performance in Coney Island

The Barenaked Ladies, set to release a new album this week, will perform at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk over the summer.

The Barenaked Ladies will perform in Coney Island in June as part of their "Last Summer on Earth 2018" tour, the group announced on Monday.

The New York Cosmos are facing an uncertain future after the North American Soccer League (NASL) was denied Division II ...
11/10/2017
Schumer, politicians voice support for Cosmos after USSF denies Division II status

The New York Cosmos are facing an uncertain future after the North American Soccer League (NASL) was denied Division II status for 2018.

Seven local elected officials are prodding the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) to reverse its decision to deny the North American Soccer League (NASL) division II status in 2018. The Coney Island-based Cosmos would face [...]

See how your favorite candidates fared at the polls. We have you covered with complete coverage of election results in C...
11/08/2017
Coney Island election results: Treyger, Deutsch coast to victory in City Council races

See how your favorite candidates fared at the polls. We have you covered with complete coverage of election results in Coney Island.

Voters on both sides of Coney Island on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to re-elect their Democratic city councilmembers to a second term and New Yorkers citywide handed Mayor de Blasio a second term in office, according [...]

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