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Officials landed upon a rare sight at Coney Island on Monday afternoon, finding a dead minke whale on the shore of Brighton Beach, at the end of Ocean Parkway. The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation performed a necropsy to determine the cause of death. In an email to ANIMAL, representative Rachel Bosworth wrote […]

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Sheepshead Bites reports that the Parks Department has caved to demands of luxury condo residents that a boardwalk comfort station (aka public restroom) be moved out of view. God forbid residents of the Oceana luxury condos on Brighton Beach should have to look at a beachfront comfort station that’s elevated to avoid being destroyed by […]

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Temperatures are expected to reach the low 60s in New York on Wednesday, so icy wind and snow on the ground may be mercifully behind us. Thus, Brighton Beach winter kite surfing is over, too. Say goodbye to winter by watching these guys make the best of it. “We need to get our fix. Advanced […]

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Healthcare provider data for Medicare reimbursements was recently made public by the federal government. This includes the address of each provider, their name, and the service rendered. Data enthusiast I Quant NY observed some interesting trends in all this information, specifically the seemingly random fact that 25% of Medicare reimbursement for massage therapy happen within the zip code 11229 […]

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This Brighton Beach babe knows what’s up, but what are you doing this weekend? (Photo: Brian Eden/Flickr) […]

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It’s funny how when you’re still sort of tangentially part of a cultural émigré pocket and you forget how cinematic all “our” stuff is, unless you’re Russian and you haven’t really been to Brighton Beach yet. That hits you like woah. It’s like stepping into a Soviet-time time capsule. “When you walked around, people were just […]

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Love was in the air at last week’s Brooklyn-Kingsboro Arm-Wrestling Championship in Brighton Beach, where Brooklyn’s own Joyce Boone and Harry Wilson took home first and third prizes in their respective categories. In a story worthy of offbeat rom-com immortalization, the two competitive powerhouses are also a romantic couple. Boone fared better than her significant […]

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ANIMAL’s original series asks photographers about that one shot that got away. This week, Chris Arnade talks about a beached Russian that just said “no.” I am usually successful at getting the groups of people I am interested in to pose for me. Often it takes a lot of time, but even at the beginning […]

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Last night I headed to cold, gusty Brighton Beach to ask my people their thoughts on Putin winning the Russian presidential election. Predominantly, these thoughts were “Who cares?” “What elections?” and, “Well, they got what they wanted. Hahaha.” That last one came from a cheery old bartender at Tatiana’s Cafe, beachside. I popped in after […]

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A bar in Brighton Beach is running a new promo: Anyone capable of drinking five liters of beer in less than two hours, qualifies for a free half-liter of beer for life “with a purchase.” The other catch is that you can’t throw up. […]

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