The long-awaited hearing that will herald a decision by the NYC Design Commission on whether we’ll continue to have a bona fide boardwalk in Coney Island – as opposed to a concrete/plastic walk – is finally upon us.
The meeting will take place at the NYC Design Commission (253 Broadway, Fifth Floor in Manhattan) next Monday, March 12, at 12 p.m.
To tell you more, here’s an e-mail we received this morning from Rob Burtstein, Chairman of the Coney-Brighton Boardwalk Alliance: Continue Reading »
Tomorrow City Councilman Domenic Recchia, in conjunction with the United Federation of Teachers Special Education Department and the Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled, will host a workshop for parents of special needs children.
The event will take place at P.S. 329 the Surfside School at 6 p.m.
P.S. 329 the Surfside School is located at 2929 West 30th Street, near Surf Avenue in Coney Island.
Councilman Domenic Recchia represents Council District 47, which includes Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Gravesend, as well as part of Bensonhurst. He also serves as Chairman of the City Council’s Finance Committee.
At the end of the cult classic movie The Warriors, when the radio DJ, who had been broadcasting the “big alert”- ordering the city to chase the Coney Island toughs in revenge for the death of an assassinated gang leader, realizes that “the earlier reports were wrong… all wrong,” she responds to our pursued protagonists with a curt “sorry ’bout that.”
That could be the same type of apology grudgingly given by the New York Times once the issue of new Coney Island Boardwalk materials is finally settled.
Tricia Vita over at Amusing the Zillion thinks the Gray Lady jumped the gun by giving its readership the impression that the debate to replace the boardwalk’s wooden slats with plastic and concrete was pretty much a done deal, as part of an article she sees as unfairly slanted in favor of proponents for the aesthetically unpleasing plastic and concrete.
In reality, “the so-called compromise plan was in fact voted down by the Community Board last year,” according to ATZ.
Vita also pointed out the cancelling of two different hearing so far this year as evidence of the “Goliath” Parks Department sticking it to the workaday members of the Coney-Brighton Boardwalk Alliance. She explains that working people who may have had to take off from work to attend the hearings may be less willing to attend future ones.
Politicker was alerted to a fundraising letter for Treybich that’s been circulating, which you can read here.
Other potential candidates mentioned in the piece include John Lisyanskiy, a legislative financial analyst for the New York City Council, attorney Brian Gottlieb, and Todd Dobrin, a community activist.
Patricia Cooper, 35, went missing from her Coney Island home on Weds., Feb. 8, 2012. (NYPD via DNAinfo)
The search is still on for a woman who was reported missing from an assisted-living home in Coney Island last week.
Patrica Cooper, age 35, was last seen at around noon on Wednesday, leaving the Oceanview Manor Home at 3010 West 33rd Street, near Surf Avenue, NYPD sources told DNAinfo.
She is described as 5-foot-7 and weighing 250 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes, according to the police.
Anyone with further information is asked to contact NYPD Crime Stoppers, either by calling 1-800-577-TIPS, logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website, or texting tips by sending them to 274637(CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.
A baby was found abandoned late last night inside the hallway of an apartment building in Coney Island.
Paramedics responding to a 911 call arrived at the building, located on West 33rd Street near Surf Avenue in the O’Dwyer Houses, at around 12:30 a.m. to find the 5-month-old baby girl in a hallway on the seventh floor.
A police source quoted in the Daily News says that a broken cell phone and small vodka bottle were laying on the floor near where the baby was discovered.