Posts Tagged ‘Coney Island’

MTA Driver Catches Girl in Three Story Fall [Video]

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Picture 1 By Paul Bisceglio   If you’re looking to restore your faith in humanity, look no further than this video of Stephen St. Bernard, 52, catching a seven-year-old girl on Monday after she fell from her family’s third floor apartment in Brooklyn. [Video courtesy of http://nbcnewyork.com.] NBC New York reports that the MTA city bus driver [&hellip
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Some of the Great Things to do in New York City by Age 15

Written by New York Family on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Plus, some really good alternatives! By Eric Messinger I guess you could think of this as a list of greatest hits—the New York City places, institutions and experiences that offer children the biggest wows, the most fun and some truly impactful and inspiring learning moments. Of course, our children are so lucky to have all [&hellip
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Film Fest Journal: Rooftop Films

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Rooftop Films hits Coney Island, but is a bit disappointing If you think about it on paper, Rooftop Films, a film festival that makes stops throughout the city over the course of the summer, made a great choice selecting Coney Island as one of its venues. Who wouldn’t want to spend a warm summer night [&hellip
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Coalition Against Soda Ban Trying To Amass Support

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons Brooklyn flooded with picketers voicing opposition against Bloomberg proposal More contention against Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban bloomed again this weekend, as the New Yorkers for Beverage Choices hit the sands of Brooklyn this weekend in effort to voice their opinion. Members of the coalition, along with supports of the coalition’s efforts, canvassed along Coney [&hellip
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Coney Island’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 2012: Chestnut and Thomas Win, Still No Kobayashi

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Takeru Kobayashi with his trophy in 2009 If you’re still stuffed from Independence Day barbeques, imagine how Joey “Jaws” Chestnut feels. The 28-year-old Californian won his sixth consecutive Nathan’s Famous July 4 International Hot Dog-Eating Contest at Coney Island yesterday by consuming 68 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Chestnut beat out Tim Janus of New York (2nd place, 52 dogs), Patrick Bertoletti [&hellip
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Uncovering Lost New York

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West Side author brings the city’s history to life By Allen Houston To talk with West Sider Kevin Baker is to glimpse the New York City of the past, before glass towers and high-rise condos threatened to swallow the island. Best-selling author of the City of Fire trilogy, Baker writes mesmerizing prose about the city [&hellip
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