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Thirty percent of Brooklyn households lack high-speed internet at home, keeping residents from accessing crucial resources for school, work and business, with Kensington and Borough Park being the areas in Brooklyn most lacking when it comes to the digital divide, according to a new report from city Comptroller Scott Stringer. Stringer’s report, “Internet Inequality: Broadband Access…

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Can our beloved boardwalk be saved? Councilman Mark Treyger asked the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to make Coney Island’s Riegelmann Boardwalk a scenic landmark today, an effort to block the city from replacing its planks with concrete and plastic, reports the New York Daily News. “This is a globally recognized iconic structure that draws millions of visitors each year,”  Treyger told us. “Many…

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Police are looking for Gerald Kinnison, a 66-year-old suffering from dementia, who went missing Friday morning from his Coney Island home. Kinnison was last seen leaving his assisted living center (2316 Surf Avenue) at 8am on November 21 wearing a black jacket, black shirt, black sneakers, and blue pants. He is described as a black male, 6 feet…

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If you have not yet experienced flying across the Coney Island boardwalk harnessed to a bungee cord via Luna Park’s Boardwalk Flight SkyCoaster, you have missed your chance. Boardwalk Flight, which was launched in the summer of 2012 as part of the somewhat controversial expansion of Luna Park’s Scream Zone, allowed thrill seekers to swing – in a wing…

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The NYPD is searching for a 75-year-old man, last seen leaving his Surf Avenue home, near Nautilus Avenue, in Sea Gate on Thursday, October 30 at noon. Harold Stein is described as 5’6″ tall, weighing 175 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a blue sweater and blue jeans. Anyone with information…

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A Brooklyn court ruled that the city was not responsible for the drowning of a 10-year-old girl in 2008, saying that the city is “not an insurer” of the safety of parkgoers. The case stems from the July 2008 drowning of Akira Johnson, who was swimming with her cousin, also 10, on Coney Island. They…

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By Jesse Coburn Mayor Bill de Blasio called the day “transcendent.” Senator Charles Schumer predicted “a glorious future” for the neighborhood. Shola Olatoye of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) dubbed the plans “a triumph.” They sang these praises while announcing that $108 million in federal funding would go toward renovating a low-income Coney Island…

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A dead man was found beneath Coney Island’s Riegelmann Boardwalk on Saturday, sparking an investigation into his death. The man, who has not been identified, is described as a Hispanic man in his 40s. He was found at approximately 6:15pm near West 25th Street. The Daily News reports that no foul play is suspected, but…

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With gorgeous weather slated for the rest of the evening, New Yorkers may be gifted a rare treat thanks to NASA: a first-of-its-kind rocket launch from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia should be visible just after sunset. The egg-heads down south will be shooting the fiery phallus into space at 6:45pm. Hopefully the sun…

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