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Arts & Culture Source: FX Networks/Youtube
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A former Coney Island Circus Sideshow performer is making headlines for his breakout role in FX’s hit show “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” which wraps its season tonight. Mat Fraser, who was born with phocomelia, a condition which left him with shortened arms, a result of his mother being prescribed the dangerous drug thalidomide during pregnancy, plays Paul the Illustrated…

Police & Fire Shooting
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLeCd8hofAE&feature=youtu.be Police are searching for one of two suspects in Coney Island shooting that injured a teen this month. The gunmen fired shots into a deli located at 2919 Surf Avenue on January 3, 11:45pm, striking an 18-year-old man in the leg and hip, police said. Surveillance footage shows both suspects unloading guns into the deli before fleeing the location. The…

Business Source: Wahburgers  Facebook
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Just what we need around here – another gourmet burger joint. Wahlburgers, the franchise owned by actor brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and their chef brother Paul, will be opening several locations all over the city – including one in Coney Island, Page Six reports: John Cestare, from Big Apple Burgers, has secured franchise rights from Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg…

News & Features Source: Flickr/rene-germany
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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…

News & Features boardwalk
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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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