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  • New York Aquarium Accepting Applications for Summer Docents

    New York Aquarium Accepting Applications for Summer Docents
    The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium is looking for aquatic animal lovers to join its team of dedicated docents.   The aquarium’s docent program is made possible in part through partnership with National Grid – as part...
  • Unofficial Mayor of Coney Island To Sue Duane Reade Over Mermaid Parade Logo

    Unofficial Mayor of Coney Island To Sue Duane Reade Over Mermaid Parade Logo
    The founder of Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade is planning to sue Duane Reade for ripping off the parade’s logo and using it in an online ad for its sunscreen.  “What would Donald Trump do?  What would Mitt Romney do?”  asked Dick...
  • School Principal Bans Singing Of 'God Bless The USA' From Graduation

    School Principal Bans Singing Of 'God Bless The USA' From Graduation
    It's a story that certainly has parents fuming while scratching their heads over a decision made by a school principal that is a bit out of tune. Greta Hawkins is the principal of PS 90, the Edna Cohen School in Coney Island. According to parents of...
  • Principal Who Banned 'God Bless The USA' Getting Death Threats

    Principal Who Banned 'God Bless The USA' Getting Death Threats
    The controversy over the songs kindergarten students will sing at their graduation from a Brooklyn school continues. First, Lee Greenwood's patriotic "God Bless the USA" was out and Justin Bieber's flirty tune "Baby" was in, but that has all changed....
  • Principal bans students from singing "God Bless the USA"

    A Coney Island school principal has many parents upset after banning a kindergarten class from singing "God Bless the USA" at their graduation. The kids had rehearsed the tune for several weeks, but principal Greta Hawkins demanded it dropped from the...
  • Police Search For Man Wanted For Sexual Assault

    Police Search For Man Wanted For Sexual Assault
    Police are looking for a man who shot at NYPD officers while they were investigating the sexual assault of a woman in Brooklyn. Shortly after the shooting, another woman was raped on a rooftop in another section of the borough. The first victim was a 21-...
  • Wrong Way Crash On Belt Parkway Snarls Traffic, At Least 11 Injured

    Wrong Way Crash On Belt Parkway Snarls Traffic, At Least 11 Injured
    A wrong way driver, who may have been intoxicated, is believed to have caused a three-vehicle crash on the eastbound lanes of the Belt Parkway early Tuesday. The crash occured at Exit 5-Bay Parkway and involved three vehicles: a white van, a black...
  • 2011 Mermaid Parade

    2011 Mermaid Parade
    A completely original creation of Coney Island USA, the Mermaid Parade is the nation's largest art parade and one of New York City's greatest summer events. Founded in 1983 by Coney Island USA, the not-for-profit arts organization that also produces...
  • NEA Gives Arts Grants to 14 Connecticut Groups

    The National Edowment for the Arts announced 863 grant recipients comprised of organizations and individual writers across the country. The awards total $22.543 million, encompass 15 artistic disciplines and fields, and support projects in 47 states,...
  • Escaped Prisoner Back In Police Custody

    Escaped Prisoner Back In Police Custody
    An escaped prisoner and the man accused of harboring her are under arrest. Officers from the 60th Precinct Detective Squad arrested Janine Power, 28, of 5010 Oceanview Ave., Brooklyn, and Anthony D'Angelo, 41, of 207 Greencroft Ave., Staten Island,...
  • Veteran NYPD Cop Dead After Being Shot In Face During Brooklyn Break-In

    Veteran NYPD Cop Dead After Being Shot In Face During Brooklyn Break-In
    The NYPD is mourning the loss of one of their own. Officer Peter Figoski, a 22-year veteran of the department, died Monday morning after suffering a single gunshot wound to the face while investigating a robbery in progress in a basement apartment in...
  • Suspect Who Fatally Shot NYPD Cop In Face In Custody

    Suspect Who Fatally Shot NYPD Cop In Face In Custody
    The 27-year old suspect accused of fatally shooting NYPD Officer, Peter Figoski, in the face had a rap sheet from New York to North Carolina. Lamont Pride--who was trying to flee a basement robbery in Cypress Hills--was most recently living in the...