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Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011

BoroBeat

Marathon swim washes up at Coney

Six swimmers reenact a 17-mile swim on the 100-year anniversary of endurance swimmer Rose Pitonof’s historic swim. Comment.

Friday, Aug. 19, 2011

Coney Island

Bye-bye bialys! Brooklyn-baked buns on backburner

Beloved for years from Canarsie to Greenpoint, the bialy — a once-ubiquitous Brooklyn-made breakfast treat that’s not quite bagel and not quite roll — is going the way of the dodo. Comment.
Coney Island

Name this eel!

The New York Aquarium wants you to name its latest addition. Comments (1).

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011

Sheepshead Bay

Brooklyn: Bob’s our new Weiner

Brooklyn loves Bob! Comments (2).
BoroBeat

Teens take out the trash

Bensonhurst teenagers clean up their neighborhood park with Assemblyman William Colton. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011

Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach’s streetlight saga!

Residents say city has failed to fix a faulty lamppost for more than seven months. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011

Bensonhurst

It’s on! 18th Ave. fest to go off without a hitch

Bensonhurst’s beloved 18th Avenue Festival is on — and, yes, it will be 10 days long. Comments (21).
Coney Island

It’s a wash! Coney water slide park axed

Coney Island’s blow-up park is officially deflated. Comment.
Bensonhurst

Big-box problem! Restauranteur says business is being killed by storage containers

Talk about a big-box lawsuit! Comment.

Monday, Aug. 15, 2011

BoroBeat

Coney welcomes the smallest brewery in the world

The freak show just got another freak show. Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011

Coney Island

Big top fold up! Mom-and-pop stand in for Ringling Bros closes six weeks early

Vidbel Circus abruptly closes before its lease is up because the crowds did not materialize. Comment.
Coney Island

Aretha was great — but fans felt dis-R-E-S-P-E-C-T–ed at concert

The venue was too small for a star of that the magnitude of Aretha Franklin — and Borough President Markowitz is pointing to the controversy as reason to build his mega-amphitheater. Comments (2).

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