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Food & Drink Courtesy of Coney Cones
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A 28-year-old Gravesend woman has won the Coney’s Cones “Find Your Flavor” contest and will be creating her winning entry on Wednesday with the store’s master gelato maker Daniele Dal Sasso. Arianne Elshawarby, a mother of two and biotechnology student at Kingsborough Community College, said she and her family “absolutely love” chocolate macaroons and thought…

News Coney Island resiliency study
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Residents scorned some of the initial assessments presented on Thursday, August 6, for a flood barrier in Coney Island Creek, arguing the city was pushing a proposal that did more to boost tourism than address the waterway’s longstanding pollution problem. “I really think this is a boondoggle of monumental importance,” said Ida Sanoff, a Brighton…

News coney island cathedral
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Despite serving as a hub for disaster relief efforts in the desperate months after Superstorm Sandy, Coney Island Cathedral, the neighborhood’s largest church, was denied government assistance to help rebuild. Due to federal laws that prohibit FEMA money from going to religious groups, the congregation has been holding weekly services for almost three years among…

Events cyclones (1)
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Wednesday, July 29, is 80s Night at MCU Park when the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Hudson Valley Renegades at 7pm. Tickets are $10 and fans will be treated to games, giveaways and other surprises meant to bring on the 80s nostalgia. Don’t leave your neon slouch socks at home! There will be 80s-themed fun…

News Photo by sarahbelle1
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After eight, long, leaderless months, Community Board [CB] 13 is looking to hire a new district manager. The community board — which handles municipal issues in Coney Island, Seagate, as well as parts of Brighton Beach, Gravesend, and Bensonhurst —  will be collecting resumes until August 3, according to a job posting on its website. CB 13’s longtime district manager…

Events photo-barkinthepark09-CarolZytnik
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Fans are invited to bring their furry, canine friends to MCU Park on Sunday, August 2, when the Brooklyn Cyclones host the eight annual Bark in the Park during their home game against the Batavia Muckdogs. Drooling, tail wagging and gleeful barking are encouraged at the game. A portion of the ticket sales will go towards the…

Food & Drink Coney Cones
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Which novelty gelato flavor would you like to see? Bacon-marshmallow-eggnog? How about pumpkin-cheesecake-funfetti? Coney’s Cones, an artisanal Italian gelato vendor, recently opened a location on the Riegelmann Boardwalk (1023 Boardwalk West) near Luna Park, and for a limited time only, the frozen treat vendor is letting fans dream up their own flavor combinations. As part of Luna Park’s Find Your Flavor…

News seagate
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Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries announced Monday they had secured $100,000 from FEMA to begin reconstructing the damaged sea wall to protect Sea Gate and Coney Island from storm surges. The seawall and bulkhead, once the community’s greatest protection against storm surges and erosion, was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy —…

Police & Fire Source: NYPD
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Cops have identified the suspect they say raped an 82-year-old woman in Brighton Beach on Monday morning as 18-year-old Asa Robert. Forensic evidence collected from a folding knife left at the crime scene connected Robert to the crime, investigators told news outlets. Robert snuck into his victim’s house at 1:40am on Monday while she was outside sweeping the…

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