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Prosecutors have tossed their case against reputed Gambino crime-family associate Daniel Fama, who they believe served as the getaway man for two wiseguys who shot a man to death in front on his Bensonhurst home in 1990. The New York Post reports: The feds dropped their witness-tampering case against ex-con Daniel Fama, 49, telling a…

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Late in the 19th century, Congress approved the construction of a lighthouse on the western end of Coney Island. The now-defunct 124-year-old beacon has become the subject of a mini-documentary that aired last week on MetroFocus. The documentary focuses on Frank Schubert, the last Coney Island lighthouse keeper- as well as the last civilian in…

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The Coney Island History Project and Urban Neighborhood Services are hosting a slideshow presentation by Charles Denson titled “The History of Coney Island’s West End and the Presence and Contributions of African Americans in Coney Island from the 1600s to the Present.”The slideshow will feature never-before-seen images from Charles Denson’s archive and photos that he took in the 1970s.…

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Our nation’s first Commander-In-Chief will be making a return appearance at the New Utrecht Reformed Church Parish House, Tuesday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m., and the good news is, there won’t be any presidential-related gridlock. The public is invited to hear President George Washington, portrayed by Michael Grillo, discuss his key role in many of our…

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The Friends of Historic New Utrecht presents an illustrated talk by Brooklyn Borough Historian Ron Schweiger, who will examine Historic Flatbush, its landmarks and Victorian homes, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Parish House of the New Utrecht Reformed Church, 18th Avenue and 84th Street. Admission is free. Schweiger, a retired school teacher who was appointed…

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