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  • From left: 125 Oceana Drive East and a rendering of toilet pods planned for Rockaway Beach

    From left: 125 Oceana Drive East and a rendering of toilet pods planned for Rockaway Beach

    The city has extended the period for the public to comment on an environmental study for a proposed storm-proof bathroom near the Oceana condominiums in Brighton Beach. [more]

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  • 2007 Surf Avenue

    2007 Surf Avenue

    Updated 9:03 a.m.: A suspicious fire in a Coney Island housing development on Sunday afternoon critically injured two New York Police Department officers and required 70 firefighters to put out the blaze. A 16-year-old who lives in the building has been taken into custody. [more]

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  • From left: 125 Oceana Drive East and a rendering of toilet pods planned for Rockaway Beach

    From left: 125 Oceana Drive East and a rendering of beachfront toilet pods

    Residents of a Brighton Beach condominium are up in arms over high-tech toilets planned for their stretch of the Coney Island Boardwalk. [more]

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  • Rendering of Water Slide Beach, a Coney Island water park plan that fizzled in 2012

    Rendering of Water Slide Beach, a Coney Island water park plan that fizzled in 2012

    A new Thunderbolt roller coaster is only the start of the fun planned for Coney Island’s Luna Park.

    Luna Park operator Zamperla is in talks with Jasmine Bullard, late Sodom by the Sea owner Horace Bullard, to plunk a water park down on the former home of the original Thunderbolt roller coaster. The proposed development would stretch across five parcels from Surf Avenue to the Coney Island Boardwalk. [more]

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  • From left: Coney Island garden and the former Childs Restaurant building

    From left: Coney Island garden and the former Childs Restaurant building

    A group of Coney Island gardeners filed a lawsuit against the city Wednesday for razing a 70,000-square-foot garden to make way for an outdoor theater. [more]

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  • Aquarium

    Rendering of New York Aquarium at 602 Surf Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn

    As part of its $157 million renovation project, the New York Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn, recently launched construction on a 57,000-square-foot shark exhibit with a coral reef tunnel. [more]

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  • Marty Markowitz and the Loew's Kings Theatre in Flatbush

    Marty Markowitz and the Loew’s Kings Theatre

    Outgoing Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is proud of his role in bringing major development projects to Brooklyn — the Barclays Center being the most prominent — during his time in office. But the ebullient politician also expressed his regret that he could not get even more done. [more]

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    Coney Island’s West 22nd Street community garden

    WEEKENDEDITION Coney Island residents are outraged after the city bulldozed a beloved community garden at the dead of night. [more]

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    Cyclone rollercoaster at Luna Park on Coney Island

    UPDATE, Dec. 27, 10:13 a.m.: Coney Island tourist spots Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park and Luna Park have officially received a renewed, expanded lease from the city through summer 2027. [more]

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  • From left: Joseph Sitt and Domenic Recchia

    From left: Joseph Sitt and Domenic Recchia

    Thor Equities’ Joseph Sitt has ponied up funds for City Council member Domenic Recchia’s bid to win a congressional seat. Sitt made a personal donation of $5,200 – the maximum amount stipulated by campaign finance laws – to Recchia, and Sitt’s wife, Betty, donated the same amount. [more]

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  • Childs Restaurant

    3052-3078 West 21st Street

    A proposal to convert Coney Island’s Childs Restaurant to an amphitheater and public park is well on its way to full City Council approval before the body’s last meeting of the year. [more]

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  • From left: Marty Markowitz and 3052-3078 West 21st Street

    From left: Marty Markowitz and 3052-3078 West 21st Street

    The transformation of the former Childs Restaurant in Coney Island into an amphitheater, a pet project of outgoing Beep Marty Markowitz, has received a key nod from the City Planning Commission. [more]

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    Marty Markowitz and rendering of 1208 Surf Avenue in Coney Island

    Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s $53 million plan to transform the empty Childs Restaurant building in Coney Island into a 5,000-seat amphitheater is heading to City Council for review. [more]

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  • From left: Marty Markowitz and 3052-3078 West 21st Street

    From left: Marty Markowitz and 3052-3078 West 21st Street

    Coney Island’s Community Board 13 voted down plans to transform the Childs Building on the boardwalk into an amphitheater, and the clock is ticking on a deadline to use funds allocated by the Bloomberg administration. [more]

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  • From left: Marty Markowitz and 3052-3078 West 21st Street

    From left: Marty Markowitz and 3052-3078 West 21st Street

    Coney Island residents slammed Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s plan to bring an amphitheater to a 90-year-old former restaurant on West 21st Street, citing concerns about noise and traffic at a hearing. [more]

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  • From left: The Zipper and owner Eddie Miranda

    From left: The Zipper and owner Eddie Miranda

    The Zipper, a carnival ride one that once operated in Brooklyn’s Coney Island, was constructed with the bars just wide enough apart so that patrons’ change would fall out, and the (often poor) carnival workers could collect it, like a tip. The so-called “carnies” said this arrangement worked well: they collected the spare change and Metrocards that regularly fell from the Zipper. See the trailer after the jump…. [more]

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  • Baruch Singer and 92 Morningside Avenue (credit: PropertyShark)

    Baruch Singer and 92 Morningside Avenue (credit: PropertyShark)

    A fire-scarred building in Morningside Heights will get a new life as rental apartments, after a Brooklyn real estate investment firm paid $18 million for the property from landlord Baruch Singer.  [more]

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  • The Shore Theater and Horace Bullard

    Coney Island residents are waiting to see what will become of the late Horace Bullard’s real estate holdings, which include some of the neighborhood’s most prized properties, such as the Shore Theater and the Thunderbolt and Playland Arcade site, the Brooklyn Daily reported. [more]

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  • Coney Island

    Thrill seekers and cotton-candy enthusiasts at Coney Island can look forward to seven extra years of revelry. Citing a need to compensate the neighborhood’s amusement operator, Zamperla USA, for damages sustained during Hurricane Sandy, the city will extend the operator’s lease agreement, the New York Post reported. [more]

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  • Oceana condo complex in Brighton Beach

    The Oceana condo complex in Brighton Beach

    Residents of a Brighton Beach luxury condominium are protesting the construction of a 20-foot-tall restroom on Coney Island’s famous boardwalk that they contend will block their ocean views, the New York Times reported.

    The bathroom will replace an underground one destroyed last fall by Hurricane Sandy. The new building is scheduled to open by May 24, the beginning of the public beach season. [more]

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