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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,…

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…

Police & Fire
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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…

Arts & Culture
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Remember parkour, the sport described by The Office’s Jim Halpert as “the internet sensation of 2004 … and the goal is to get from point A to point B as creatively as possible”? Well, it just happened in Coney Island. And it’s much cooler than when Michael and Dwight did it. Brooklyn-based parkour collaborative Bullettrun posted the…

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The head of the New York City Office of Recovery and Resiliency is getting behind the Bloomberg-era plan to replace the Riegelmann Boardwalk’s wooden slats with concrete, saying that concrete fared better in Superstorm Sandy. Recovery chief Daniel Zarrilli testified before the City Council last Thursday, telling them that the choice of concrete was a…

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New York Police Department and Fire Department divers rushed to the scene early this morning after receiving a call that a man jumped from Steeplechase Pier and never came up for air. The 29-year-old man jumped into the water from the West 16th Street pier at approximately 2:30 a.m. to “join two women who were…

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Coney Island’s traditional Friday night fireworks will kick off for the 2014 season on June 20, just hours before the first day of summer and the Mermaid Parade, Amusing the Zillion reports. The fireworks, sponsored by the Alliance for Coney Island, are free to all, taking place on the beach near West 10th Street and West…

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On the list of things that I’m way too excited about and probably flag me as less than a gentleman, Coney Island’s Beer Island is being resurrected as Margarita Island, Amusing the Zillion reports. For those who don’t know, Beer Island was one of those places that could only emerge in the post-Thor, pre-development purgatory…

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