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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Coney Island

Beep’s Childs plan threatens to uproot community growing space

Coney Island’s Boardwalk Garden — a community growing space — could disappear if Borough President Markowitz’s plan to convert the neighboring Childs Building into an amphitheater goes through. Comments (1).

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Coney Island

Luna Park’s Astro Tower is taken down amid fears it would fall

Amid fears that the defunct rotating observation tower would topple over, Luna Park and the city on July 4 tore down the pole that stood 270 feet tall. Comments (1).
Brighton Beach

AT&T gives beaches solar-powered charging stations for cell phones

Ladies and gentleman, the sun will now charge your phone — for free. Comment.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Gerritsen Beach

Golden aide extinguishes blaze in backyard of home

If Anthony Testaverde doesn’t win the City Council race, at least he’s got a future in firefighting. Comments (9).

Monday, July 8, 2013

Coney Island

Jet ski mishap ends in double drowning on Independence Day

A man and woman drowned Independence Day following a jet ski accident in the waters north of Kaiser Park. Comment.
BoroBeat

Thousands celebrate the Fourth in Coney

Thousands of people from all over swarmed Coney Island to celebrate the Fourth on Thursday by eating at Nathan’s, playing in Luna Park, and escaping the heat with a dip in the water. Comment.
Sheepshead Bay

Fidler gives Parks $450,000 to fix Plumb Beach bike path

Councilman Lew Fidler is giving the Parks Department $45,000 to fix up the Plumb Beach bike path. Comments (1).

Friday, July 5, 2013

Coney Island

Use it or lose it! Nelson takes unused money from nursing home to give to hospital

Councilman Michael Nelson revoked $1.1 million from a Manhattan Beach retirement home after watching it stagnate for four years, and reallocated it, plus additional funds, for a total of $1,816,000 to Sandy-wrecked Coney Island Hospital so that it can purchase heavy-duty medical equipment and make other improvements. Comment.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Coney Island

Cyclone, Luna Park shut down, may remain closed July 4

Luna Park, which operates the iconic Cyclone roller coaster, was closed late July 2 and will remain closed until Independence Day morning — and possibly longer — as crews inspect and seek to stabilize the defunct Astro Tower. Comment.

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