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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Coney Island

Joey Chestnut aims to beat Nathan’s hot dog record with 7th win

Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, the six-time champion of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest will look to defend his title and set a record of seven straight championships at Coney Island on the Fourth of July. Comment.

Friday, June 28, 2013

BoroBeat

FDNY visits local preschool

Students at a Coney Island preschool learned about fire safety on Monday — and then were allowed inside a fire truck. Comments (1).

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Gerritsen Beach

City releases new hurricane evacuation maps with more people in worst zone

Gerritsen Beach and 600,000 more residents now reside in the city’s most dangerous flood areas, according to the new hurricane evacuation zones released by the city on Tuesday. Comments (2).

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Gerritsen Beach

Mayor: Don’t worry, build higher

The city is planning for a higher skyline. Comment.
BoroBeat

Mermaid Parade floats down Surf Avenue for 30th year

Hundreds of marine-themed floats, half-naked revelers, and cavorting dance crews flooded Coney Island to see the annual Mermaid Parade on June 22. See our slideshow for all the fun of the swimsuit-clad spectacle. Comment.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Coney Island

Here’s the bling: New, brighter lights for Parachute Jump

The neighborhood’s iconic Parachute Jump came back to life in full glittering glory, as the tower’s new $2-million lighting system came online. Comments (2).
Gerritsen Beach

Salt from Sandy is creating treepocalypse across county

Neighborhoods along Kings County’s storm-battered coast are mourning the deaths of hundreds of trees, and experts blame the pandemic on the salt water dumped on Brooklyn shores by Hurricane Sandy. Comment.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Coney Island

Third-party endorsement could take Coney race to the wire

This party won’t be over in September! Comments (2).
BoroBeat

Costumed pets compete for prizes

Furry friends dressed in their most wag-nificient getups in hopes of taking top prize in Saturday’s annual Pet Day and Costume Contest at the Wonder Wheel. See our slideshow for the cute costumes. Comment.

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