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Gateway Officials Nix Car Racing Plan For Floyd Bennett

By Neil S. Friedman Officials for the Gateway National Recreation last month rejected a proposal to bring Grand Prix-style racing to Floyd Bennett Field. More...

Weiner Gives Capitol Flags To Marine Park Vandal Victims

Congressman Anthony Weiner fulfilled a commitment last Friday afternoon when he presented flags that had recently flown over the United States Capitol to several Marine Park families. More...

Letters/Opinion

Guest Column

City Kids Win Golden Apples For Stomping Out Litter

If the future of our city depends on our youth. New York City is in excellent hands! And I can attest to that. Recently, I had the privilege of presenting Team Up to Clean Up (TUTCU) awards to two of this year's Golden Apple contest winners. More...

What's Your Opinion?

Question : The U.S. Mint recently revealed it costs more than a cent to produce a single penny due to higher metal costs. Therefore, there's talk once again about phasing out the penny from our currency over a five-year period. More...

This Week's Attitude

This Week's Attitude

Bush Should Contain Leaks, Not Scapegoat Media

Looked like dj vu all over again when the Bush administration last week revived its media bashing policy, using its standard alibi of fighting the war on terrorism. More...

View From the Middle

View From The Middle

Save Your Energy - For That Final Gasp

We've been lucky, so far. Notwithstanding the temperature and humidity this week, we haven't suffered a great deal from the heat this summer. More...

Special Sections

Other News

Parachute Jump Again Lights Way To Coney Is.

By Neil S. Friedman Dormant, dark and decaying since 1965, the 277-foot Parachute Jump in Coney Island twinkled back to life last Friday night during a ceremony hosted by Borough President Marty Markowitz and master of ceremonies Dick Zigun. More...

Body Of Young Riis Park Swimmer Found; Mill Basin Jet Ski Youth Is Still Missing

The body of a South Shore High School student who apparently drowned while swimming was found last Thursday and the body of another youth involved in a jet ski accident in Mill Basin a week earlier has not yet been found, police said. More...

Older Cars To Help Stem L Subway Overcrowding: TA

By Neil S. More...

Medical

Emergency Physicians Give Tips on Swimming, Boating Safety

Being in and around water is a big part of the summer for many people, but while you and your family enjoy yourselves, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) has some advice on how to limit the possibility of summer water fun turning dea More...

Arts & Entertainment

Free Summer Concerts Making Music In Brooklyn

Free Monday concerts enter their 24th summer in Central Brooklyn, highlighting the best in R&B, classic soul, gospel, hip-hop, calypso, and reggae. And that means another exciting edition of Brooklyn's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

From The Mayor...

From The Mayor's Desk ...

The Rebirth Of Lower Manhattan

There's nothing like spending the Fourth of July in New York City and watching the dazzling fireworks displays over our harbor. More...

Little Old Canarsie

Little Old Canarsie

Meandering On The Parkway In The Early Years

John Denton It's about time we talked about old time Canarsien, Fred Harms, and his good man Friday, Doot Devbensee, a member of one of Canarsie's Oldest families. More...

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