MCU Coney Island. Via Google Maps.CONEY ISLAND — The Municipal Credit Union has announced [https://www.nymcu.org/] that it will be closing six branches on January 31, 2020 including the Coney Island branch on 1904 Surf Avenue at MCU Park, one of the neighborhood’s last full-service banking institutions.
CONEY ISLAND – On a hot, sunny Saturday, crowds gathered along Surf Avenue in Coney Island to check out the 36th Annual Mermaid Parade, a “celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside” performed each year. Writer Neil Gaiman served as King Neptune with his wife, singer Amanda Palmer
Photo via Red Apple Real EstateA new rendering has been revealed for “Ocean Dreams [/catsimatidis-scoops-up-new-property-after-city-ignores-coney-islands-west-end-sheepshead-bay/] ” at 3514 Surf Avenue, the 21-story, 311-unit mixed-use development John Catsimatidis’ Red Apple Real Estate filed applications to build on the last day of 2016 [/21-story-apartment-retail-complex-tower-coney-island-boardwalk/]. The building, to be constructed on a vacant Coney
Photo via The Prusik GroupCONEY ISLAND – A purportedly inaccurate rendering and information has been released regarding a neighborhood changing development on Coney Island. On January 3rd, New York Yimby [https://www.newyorkyimby.com/2018/01/massive-1000-unit-mixed-use-redevelopment-revealed-at-1709-surf-avenue-coney-island.html] broke the news that developer Prusik Group and Taconic Investment Partners – which is
The intersection of Surf Avenue and W 20th Street, Coney Island via Google Maps CONEY ISLAND – The NYPD has released the identity of the suspect who they say stabbed a neighbor to death [/coney-island-woman-fatally-stabbed-in-fight-with-neighbor/] during a fight Wednesday night. Forty-year-old Latrisha Moore was arrested for the murder of Shymeka Tart,
Photo by Will CarusoConey Island’s Mermaid Parade was more colorful and sparkly than ever this year, as mermaids, sailors, sea creatures, fairies, and princesses stomped down Surf Avenue and then the Reigelmann Boardwalk. As usual, folks got creative with floats, and had fun accessorizing with pasties, umbrellas, and sequins.
Checkers opened for Business Tuesday. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites) After three years of waiting, and several false alarms [http://www.theconeyislandblog.com/?p=936] about opening day being just around the corner, the Coney Island Checkers finally made its debut Tuesday on Surf Avenue. The Florida-based burger chain — known
The new flagpole flying over the Asser Levy Park 9/11 Memorial. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Ever since the Asser Levy Park [http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/asser-levy-park-and-aquarium] 9/11 Memorial was first dedicated in 2005, the community has slowly added new features: A plaque honoring neighbors who perished
Frog legs have been on the menu at Nathan’s original Coney Island location since 1958. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)There are more than a few oddities waiting to be found in Coney Island. Many of them are stubborn holdouts from an earlier era, before national franchises [/ihop-joins-slew-franchises-opening-coney-island-summer/] like
Source: zzkt [https://www.flickr.com/photos/zzkt/11532160146/in/photolist-fEPDT2-3fbbsB-5Vx69y-5WLPtP-iz4krm-6wpU1e-U9Gxd-AoJzc-7fE3mF-ev4KHK-4HiR6y-bmic-7P3yk5-yBPw1-afBv8-4L5zFM-6FZE39-4CMtzz-4ehatE-6SZi9q-6oi69M-2ydJu4-4nPd6-5sMd7W-7TySZ6-7aUzYk-BPSwJ-6qW9cC-oLHUh-2zHwH-37ENAb-46Rb1P-fEPCcg-2TKB86-2TQ1x1-6GDATm-6GDAKC-3Hm2Mu-7LM2k7-6y1yJh-tZXXc-i3fufh-49wuWm-5Umr5U-4bp9FT-iYxpt4-iz4gcE-4UdXi5-aw2eP-a1FBkm/] /FlickrThe Department of Sanitation will be holding a series of SAFE Disposal Events [
The RKO Tilyou Theater. Built in the 1920s and now destroyed. It represents the rise of Coney Island as an amusement destination. (Source: Cinema Treasures)The RKO Tilyou is one of those landmarks of Southern Brooklyn that have long been demolished but still live on through pictures and legacy. Originally
Source: FacebookCha Cha’s Bar and Grill on Surf Avenue is closing its doors for good, according to a report from Amusing the Zillion [http://amusingthezillion.com/2013/02/06/cha-chas-on-surf-avenue-in-coney-island-officially-closed/] . Like practically every establishment [http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/02/nathans-famous-to-be-demolished-not-really/] on Coney Island, Superstorm Sandy ravaged the business,
Tomorrow City Councilman Domenic Recchia, in conjunction with the United Federation of Teachers Special Education Department and the Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled, will host a workshop for parents of special needs children. The event will take place at P.S. 329 the Surfside School at 6 p.