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Two cab drivers were robbed in Coney Island this month, and police are asking the public for assistance in locating the suspects. On Saturday, June 20, police say that a cab driver picked up a fair on West 23rd Street near Mermaid Avenue. After getting in the vehicle, the suspect took out a gun and robbed…

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A man was shot in the eye in Coney Island yesterday around noon, leaving him in critical condition. The 23-year-old victim was shot once, striking him in the eye in the broad daylight attack on Mermaid Avenue and West 24th Street, in front of a bodega, News 12 reports. He was taken to Coney Island…

Arts & Culture By William Caruso

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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Police are asking the public for help in identifying two men wanted for stealing an expensive bike from a Coney Island garage last month. The suspects broke in and removed a Cannondale Quick Silver bicycle from the location on Wednesday, May 27, at 8:30pm, cops said. The suspected burglars are described as light-skinned males in their late teens or early twenties.…

Education Courtesy of NYRR. (At the finish line of the 2015 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon, Brooklyn School of Inquiry's 2nd graders, teachers, and parents are joined by incoming NYRR Co-Presidents Peter Ciaccia [far-left in blue polo shirt] and Michael Capiraso [far-right in jeans] along with NYRR staff).

The first-ever New York Road Runners [NYRR] Kids’ Boardwalk Run at the Airbnb Brooklyn Half drew hundreds of young runners from across the five boroughs to Coney Island’s Riegelmann Boardwalk on Saturday. The out-and-back course started and ended at the half-marathon finish line, bringing runners close to the New York Aquarium. The boys and girls were…

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Memorial Day is just around the corner, and with it the throngs of people clamoring for its rides, foods, shows and boardwalk. It’s been a turbulent half century for the amusement district, marked by decay as a near forgotten corner of the city, and then its rebirth. Through it all, photographer Abe Feinstein, now 87, has…

Arts & Culture Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys at Seaside Summer Concert Series in 2008 (Source: Howard Brier/Flickr)

After a one-year hiatus following the departure of term-limited Borough President Marty Markowitz, it looks as if the Brooklyn Borough President’s office under Eric Adams will resume hosting the annual free Seaside Summer Concert Series in Coney Island this year. The news was first reported by The Coney Island Blog, which said the shows will…

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Call it a case of the student outshining the teacher. While Nathan’s Famous hot dogs have become synonymous with Coney Island, it wasn’t invented by the restaurant’s namesake. Instead, the hot dog is believed to have been invented by a German man named Charles Feltman, who started peddling his sausages around the amusement district by pushcart in 1867. Eventually the…

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