A new ice cream parlor that just opened on the Coney Island Boardwalk could be the first phase of an Italian invasion that would transform the People’s Playground’s honky-tonk waterfront into a haven for espresso-loving brunchers — which is exactly how the guy who controls the area wants it. Comment.
The GOP has named Bob Turner — who lost to Anthony Weiner in 2010 when he battled the Midwood Mouth for his seat in Congress — as its sacrificial lamb in the upcoming special election to replace the randy rep. Comment.
You don’t need the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce to tell you about the joys of a good kimchi stew or a plate of curry goat, but a new report has found that immigrant-owned businesses just may be the beating heart of the borough’s economy, too. Comment.
Marty Golden and the gay marriage vote
Last month, New York made history when it voted for gay marriage — and Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) made history for being Brooklyn’s only state senator to vote against it. To help recognize just how momentous this occasion is, we invited two supporters of the marriage equality legislation to react to Golden’s stance (we also reached out to Golden several times to defend his position and did not receive a response).
The trains pretty much follow last weekend’s schedule — not that that’s a good thing. Read on for all the news that affects your plans. (Saturday, July 8 at 12:01 am to Monday, July 11 at 5 am unless otherwise noted). Comment.
The Diocese of Brooklyn banned state officials who voted for same-sex marriage from honoring students or even appearing at Catholic schools and parishes as punishment for their role in destructing “the single most important institution in human history.” Comment.
Chestnut eats 62 hot dogs and buns in Coney to win for the fifth straight year. But Kobayashi eats 69 HDBs at the same time, miles away. Yes, the world of hot dog eating is thrown into disarray. And once again, The Brooklyn Paper is there to make sense of it all for you. Comment.