Friday, November 29, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday Sale

HomeBlack Friday, Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday Sale! | Coney Island USA
Holiday shop online, or come to our Pop Up Gift Shop at 1208 Surf Avenue, this Small Business Saturday from 12pm - 5pm! Your purchases help with our ongoing recovery and day to day operating costs.

These items on sale now through Cyber Monday (12/2).

2013 Mermaid Parade T-Shirt Women's, was $25 now $20
2013 Mermaid Parade T-Shirt Men's, was $25 now $20
2013 Mermaid Parade Hot Dog Tote, was $15, now $12
Freak Show Tote Bag, was $8, now $6.40
- See more at: http://www.coneyisland.com/news/black-friday-small-business-saturday-cyber-monday-sale#sthash.F3mQpxhG.dpuf

Thunderbolt Roller Coaster Model on Display



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Duane, the man behind rcdb.com, testing the patent pending Thunderbolt seat.

Careers at Coney Island YMCA

Swim InstructorCareers at Coney Island YMCA | Coney Island YMCA

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Work with us! We seek people who are interested in people and want to make a difference. The YMCA is more than a job; it's a career! With more than 150 years of experience, the YMCA knows that its mission is achieved one person at a time — carried out in the hearts and hands of each caring and skillful staff member.
We are now hiring for the following positions at Coney Island YMCA:
Swim Lessons Instructor
Lifeguard
Ballet Instructor
Art Instructor
Tae Kwon Do Instructor
Child Watch Aide
Personal Fitness Coach
Group Exercise Instructors
Sports Instructors
Gym Monitor
Floor Trainer
Member Service Representative
Administrative Assistant
Property Manager
Maintenance Mechanic
Porter

Boody Girl Scout Troop Delivers Food To Coney Island's Needy » Bensonhurst's News Blog

girlscoutsBensonhurst Bean » Blog Archive Boody Girl Scout Troop Delivers Food To Coney Island's Needy » Bensonhurst's News Blog

The little ladies at David A. Boody Junior High School (I.S. 228 at 228 Avenue S) Girl Scout Troop 2717 sought to bring full stomachs and broad smiles to the faces of families in need this Thanksgiving. So, with the help of the PTA, they organized a food drive, collecting hundreds of cans and boxes of food to distribute.

The girls made their own posters and set up collection points in the school, encouraging fellow pupils to keep the less fortunate in mind this holiday.

The PTA then packed the food and the troop into cars and delivered them to Salt and Sea Mission in Coney Island (1530 Mermaid Avenue), a homeless shelter that’s been in dire straits since Superstorm Sandy.

Way to go Girl Scouts! You’ve earned those delicious, delicious cookies this Thanksgiving.

Coney Island Sports Foundation Inc. - Who We Help

Coney Island Sports Foundation Inc. - Who We Help

In addition we would continue to support and provide funds to the students at Our Lady of Grace Parochial School and Prospect Park Youth Track Club.

Our Foundation will continue providing financial support to several worthy local community special event programs and Scholarship Racessuch as The Sgt. Doreen Scrimenti Run, The P.O. Christopher Hoban Run and Kenneth Dolan Memorial 5k Run. We are proud sponsors of the Prospect Park Youth Track Club. 

Hurricane Sandy Relief

Due to the unprecedented damage of the 2012 Hurricane to the local area, the CISF has made $7,000 in immediate donations with more to follow towards groups aiding Coney Island and the Rockaways in recovery efforts.

Natural Resources Protective Agency demands city build sand dunes along Coney Island, Brighton Beach shorefront to prevent damage

Natural Resources Protective Agency demands city build sand dunes along Coney Island, Brighton Beach shorefront to prevent damage

Believe that the name of the group is the Natural Resources Protection Association.  It is not a government agency.

Art of the Day: Mural Celebrates Coney Island After Sandy

Mrooklyn Community ServicesArt of the Day: Mural Celebrates Coney Island After Sandy

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons through th...

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1950.Friends of Ocean Parkway: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons through th...: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade,  - Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons through the decades - NY Daily News

Monday, November 18, 2013

$130.3M Powerball jackpot won at Brighton Beach bakery

$130.3M Powerball jackpot won at Brighton Beach bakery$130.3M Powerball jackpot won at Brighton Beach bakery | New York Post

A lottery player who regularly buys tickets at a Brighton Beach bakery is rolling in the dough after winning Saturday’s $130.3 million Powerball jackpot, The Post has learned.
The sole winning ticket was sold at Rocco’s Bakery and Deli, where the manager said Monday that he was overjoyed after a state lottery official called with the news.
“I’m doing cartwheels in the store. I was thinking about the money and getting some orders wrong,” said Salah Al-Sulaimani, 33.
“The publicity is going to bring in a lot of business, a lot of people here. We’ll probably need another lottery machine.”
Al-Sulaimani — whose store gets a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket — wouldn’t identify the lucky customer.
But sources familiar with the sale said it was a woman who’s a “regular” player and who plunked down about $50 on “quick pick” tickets for the Saturday drawing.
The New York State Gaming Commission said the holder of the “life-changing ticket” hadn’t yet come forward.
If taken in a lump sum, the prize will be worth $73.4 million, or $45.7 million after taxes to a New York City resident, commission spokeswoman Carolyn Hapeman said.
If taken as an annuity, the $130.3 million would be spread out over 30 annual payments, with the amount increasing 4 percent a year, Hapeman said.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

New Thunderbolt roller coaster to open at Coney Island summer 2014

The 125-foot plunge found on the left zips riders right into an upside down loop.SEE IT: New Thunderbolt roller coaster to open at Coney Island summer 2014  - Daily News
"We are on schedule," said Zamperla Chief Executive Officer Valerio Ferrari.
The ride will be a sleeker and faster version of the old Thunderbolt on the same spot. That ride was made famous in Woody Allen's 1977 film "Annie Hall." But it was demolished in 2000 in middle of the night to make space for the Mets' minor league Brooklyn Cyclones.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Lessons Learned from Superstorm Sandy

Superstorn Sandy and Utility Preparedness | The Energy Collective
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On the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, it’s important to look back and reflect on the lessons learned about disaster recovery. On Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, the largest Atlantic hurricane on record made landfall along the heavily populated Jersey Shore causing massive damage and devastation. Approximately 240,000 natural gas customers were impacted as the 15-foot storm surge ravaged systems across four states.

Breezy Point-one year later.