Some New York City House Authority buildings in Coney Island still have "no electricity, no heat, no elevators," but lots of residents with medical needs, according to City Councilman Domenic Recchia.
Assemblyman Phil Goldefeder, who vividly described the destruction Hurricane Sandy wrought on his district, laughed when I asked him this morning how Election Day is going.
There’s a sandy ring, about chest high, on the office windows of Coney Island USA, signifying the ocean’s high-water mark.
At an event unveiling the designs for a brand new, $130 million shark tank at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island, Mayor Michael Bloomberg answered some questions about bike share, bikes, and people's fear of them.
"I have a friend who was hit by a bicycle in Central Park just last week, got a concussion, and it really is disturbing when it happens," said the mayor, on Coney Island. "That's the bad news. The good news is it really happens very seldom."(1)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning said subway stations don't need letter grades, they need more money, just like taxi drivers. Also, the fact he can no longer fly his helicopter on weekends from the 34th Street heliport won't affect his own more elite travel methods.
The dock does not feel like a dock, it just happens to be made of wood; the whole environment seems contrived for tourists and class trips rather than a raucous showcase for challenging, loud, difficult, erudite new music. At first, the crowd seemed, to me, to be reserving its judgment on the event, called 4Knots, in its first year under that name and at South Street Seaport.
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