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The Brooklyn Paper’s Joseph Altobelli published an article today decrying the recent appearance of costumed characters forced out of Times Square on the Coney Island boardwalk. According to Altobelli and his sources, the characters, who sometimes illegally charge people to pose for photos with them, are aggressive and annoying and bad for business. Altobelli writes: […]

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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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While President Obama was saluting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, a group of protesters in New York sought to honor Americans who died in a very different kind of battle — victims of police brutality. Demonstrators with the Peoples Power Assemblies laid out black towels with outlines […]

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In a highly symbolic moment for the forever-on-the-verge-of-collapse Coney Island amusement park, the legendary Cyclone roller coaster froze during the ascent of its very first ride of the season on Sunday. Riders were forced to climb down the coaster on foot, in what was probably a more exciting turn of events than another ride on […]

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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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This ranks high on the list of disturbing things to have appeared in New York’s waterways: A human hand was found floating in Brooklyn on Sunday night. Police responded to the call around 5 PM, reports NBC, saying that the hand “appeared to have been in the water for a while.” They didn’t find any […]

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Along with the Cyclone, the iconic Riegelmann Boardwalk at Coney Island is one of the most recognizable features of the amusement-themed beach area. However, after it was temporarily stalled during the Bloomberg administration, a plan to convert parts of the wooden boardwalk to concrete is moving forward and some local lawmakers are very unhappy with […]

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Trump Village Apartments in Brighton Beach and Coney Island were built in 1964 by Fred C. Trump, father of real estate magnate and known asshole Donald “Fuckface Von Clownstick” Trump. They offer “modest rents” and even a few rent-regulated apartments, according to the Brooklyn Eagle. Recently, building owners Trump One started moving the tenants to “a submetering system for electrical usage” […]

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Tomorrow night, Bushwick Burlesque will bring their Marina Abramovic themed show, “Limitless: A Marina Abramovice Tribute,” to Coney Island. Previously, they debuted the show at Bushwick venue Bizarre, where the group has a monthly show. According to the organizers, The larger idea of the show is not to “burlesque”, “roast”, “mock” or otherwise make fun […]

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Coney Island, the home of America’s favorite struggling theme park, opened a new attraction today: the Thunderbolt roller coaster. Unlike its wooden predecessor of the same name that operated on the site for nearly six decades, this one is all made of steel – the latest of promised upgrades. The ride is pretty smooth, with […]

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