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Coney Island
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Coney Island's Invisible Towers

The Bloomberg administration has rolled the dice on a major rezoning and costly infrastructure upgrades in Coney Island. Will the hoped-for development ever appear?

Can a Year-Round Coney Island Succeed?

After seven years of legal wrangling, hundreds of millions of dollars in city expense, and the eviction of many of Coney Island's historic amusement operators, the island is still seasonal.

Coney Island Creeks Along

New Life for a Brooklyn Waterway


After decades of languishing in hazardous waste, the creek that flows along Coney Island’s shores is about to get cleaned up -- and become accessible again to local residents and the fish.

Coney Island Hig

The same blend of magnetism and relentlessness that made Aida Leon a successful drug dealer have made her Coney Island's messiah of clean living. Can her small army of former addicts turned activists save the neighborhood too?

Coney Island is a popular summertime destination for tourists and locals alike. It is home to famous amusement rides like the Wonder Wheel and the Cyclone roller coaster. Recently, longtime residents, developers, and the city have clashed over planned re-zonings and developments for the region.

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Chained Reaction

Juvenile arrests soared the year Giuliani became mayor. With 270 young people placed in handcuffs every day. Are New York's police boosting public safety - or sownig the seeds of hate and resentment?