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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).
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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…

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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…

News & Features (L-R) Darren Aronofsky, principal Karen Ditollal, John Quaglione (Photo courtesy of John Quaglione)
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The students at Mark Twain School for the Gifted and Talented I.S. 239 (2401 Neptune Avenue) got a very special guest last week. Academy Award-nominated director Darren Aronofsky was inducted into the Coney Island junior high school’s Alumni Hall of Fame at a March 26 ceremony, during which Senator Marty Golden presented a New York State…

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Police are searching for two men they say robbed a cab driver in Coney Island on Tuesday, March 17. The suspects climbed into their 21-year-old victim’s cab on the corner of Neptune Avenue and West 33rd Street at around 8:55pm and demanded cash, cops said. The suspects took the cabbie’s cellphone before fleeing on foot. The NYPD released a photo…

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Nothing says springtime like new green shoots sprouting from the ground and leaves on trees. That’s why you should register to pick up a free tree at one of 18 locations in Brooklyn this March through mid-May! Courtesy of the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and the city’s MillionTreesNYC program, the tree giveaway includes popular…

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo43KjMt-MQ&feature=youtu.be While the bone chilling winds are enough to make most of us want to crawl under the covers and watch hours of Netflix, for some New Yorkers, the gusts are an irresistible pull towards the ocean. We stopped by a desolate stretch of Brighton Beach/Coney Island on Saturday to chat with the motley crew of…

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Police are looking for neighbors’ help identifying an elderly man found unconscious in a train car at Coney Island’s Stillwell Avenue station. The man was found on the train car just after midnight on Tuesday. He is described as approximately 85-years-old, 5 feet tall and about 100 pounds. He’s currently at Coney Island Hospital in…

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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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