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Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011

BoroBeat

More recess, please! PS 212 cuts ribbon on new playground

Students and teachers celebrated the opening of their new play space at the Gravesend school on Monday. Comments (1).

Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

Bensonhurst

Scratch-off goon loses freedom

The arrest of a sinister scratch-off stealer leads his week’s 62nd Precinct police blotter. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011

Speak Out

The Ravenhall Baths and the downfall of Coney

Tragedy struck the Coney Island’s mighty Ravenhall Baths in the 1960s. Comments (3).
Coney Island

Man pistol-whipped on Stillwell Avenue

Plus a smattering of other crimes from Coney Island’s 60th Precinct. Comment.
BoroBeat

Vollie grimebusters make a clean sweep of Mermaid Avenue

Have you noticed how Mermaid Ave. between Stillwell Avenue and W. 33rd Street looks spiffier? Thank Astella Development Corporation, the Coney Island Board of Trade, and area residents, who joined forces for a clean-up day along the commercial corridor. See all in the fun in our slideshow. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

Sheepshead Bay

Hole again! Cab drivers save Coney Island Bialys and Bagels

A beloved Jewish bakery on the brink of closure has been saved — by two Muslim cab drivers with a shared love of kosher bagels and their hole-less, flat, more oniony cousin, the bialy. Comments (1).
Sheepshead Bay

Woman car jacked outside of Delmar Pizza

A harrowing car theft on Sheepshead Bay Road leads this week’s 61st Precinct police blotter Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011

Brighton Beach

One dies after building collapses in Brighton Beach

Firemen were able to pull three construction workers from a pile of rubble when a portion of an under-construction building on Brighton Fifth Street collapsed on Tuesday afternoon, but one of the workers later died after suffering a heart attack during the ordeal. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 7, 2011

Gravesend

Drag racer hits two boys on Avenue S

Two drag-racing motorists struck a pair of 12-year-old bicyclists in Gravesend near the corner of Avenue S and E. Fourth Street on Nov. 1, leaving both children hospitalized — one of them with a brain injury — before fleeing the scene. Comment.
Coney Island

Randazzo’s Clam Bar eyes second restaurant on the Coney Island Boardwalk

Owners of the legendary Randazzo’s Clam Bar in Sheepshead Bay say they have been asked to open an outpost on Coney Island — but they would have to do it at the expense of a less-legendary place: Cha Cha’s Bar on the Boardwalk. Comments (1).

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