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Food & Nightlife 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…

Education Courtesy of NYRR. (At the finish line of the 2015 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon, Brooklyn School of Inquiry's 2nd graders, teachers, and parents are joined by incoming NYRR Co-Presidents Peter Ciaccia [far-left in blue polo shirt] and Michael Capiraso [far-right in jeans] along with NYRR staff).
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The first-ever New York Road Runners [NYRR] Kids’ Boardwalk Run at the Airbnb Brooklyn Half drew hundreds of young runners from across the five boroughs to Coney Island’s Riegelmann Boardwalk on Saturday. The out-and-back course started and ended at the half-marathon finish line, bringing runners close to the New York Aquarium. The boys and girls were…

Events Photo by NYRR via Facebook
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There will be no height limits at this Coney Island attraction. The first-ever New York Road Runners [NYRR] Kids’ Boardwalk Run at the Brooklyn Half Marathon will give kids the exhilarating opportunity to run a mile on the Coney Island Riegelmann Boardwalk. One thousand youth runners, ages 7-18 — including more than 700 students from NYRR’s…

News & Features Rendering of the planned artificial-wood Riegelmann Boardwalk (Source: Parks Department)
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The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is open to revisiting the idea of making the Riegelmann Boardwalk a scenic landmark, reports the New York Daily News. Last year, the LPC rejected Councilman Mark Treyger’s bid to grant the Coney Island boardwalk landmark status – an effort to stall the city’s project to replace its tropical wood planks with textured plastic – in…

Police & Fire Police car
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Police responded to a 911 call early this morning about a body spotted on Coney Island’s Reigelmann Boardwalk. Wen Bai Ping, 77, was found face-up, unconscious, and unresponsive on the boardwalk near Stillwell Avenue at 7:15am with his cane nearby, cops said. Fifteen minutes later, EMS arrived and pronounced the Wen dead. The Coney Island man’s…

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Sunset Park Councilman Carlos Menchaca was voted out of his position as co-chair of the City Council’s Brooklyn delegation last week and replaced by Councilman Mark Treyger – granting Treyger significantly more influence over the city’s budgetary negotiations. The vote, which took place on Thursday, February 5, and was described as “a coup” by some, delivers a blow to…

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Work to convert the historic Childs Restaurant in Coney Island into a 5,099-seat amphitheater and restaurant began last week. Construction workers were seen filling trash bags at the site, located at West 21st Street on the Riegelmann Boardwalk, and one wall has been partially bulldozed, reports the Coney Island blog. Dubbed Seaside Park and Community Arts Center, the…

News & Features Rally Treyger and Residents
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Public Advocate Letitia James, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and Comptroller Scott Stringer joined local politicians, community members, and activists Sunday to express their outrage at the Parks Department’s concrete makeover of the Coney Island Riegelmann Boardwalk. Despite the heavy rain and winds, over 100 protesters held signs on the boardwalk near Coney Island Avenue and chanted slogans like…

News & Features Parking lot identified in BP Adams' affordable housing report.
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Several “underdeveloped areas” of Brooklyn can be used to build affordable housing – including municipal parking lots in Brighton Beach, Bensonhurst, and Midwood – according to a new report by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. The parking lots, like one facing the Riegelmann Boardwalk between Brighton 2nd Street and Brighton 4th Street, can be sold to create approximately 2,000 affordable housing units,…

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