In just a little over an hour, you can be transported from the glitz and glamor of Manhattan to the old-school amusement of Brooklyn's storied Coney Island. The destination offers thrills, sun, surf and a unique brand of entertainment that will feel worlds away from the rest of the City.

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Eagle file photo by Lore Croghan

These 2 Brooklyn neighborhoods are notorious for street flooding

December 4 | By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Two Brooklyn neighborhoods are on a list of 10 New York City areas, compiled by, that generated the most complaints about street flooding in the year leading up to the end of September. As one might guess, most of these are waterfront neighborhoods, according to Curbed. The two Brooklyn neighborhoods that are the most […]

The crowd gathered for the lighting. Photos By Steve Solomonson

Mermaid Avenue celebrates first holiday lighting in two decades

December 4 | By Meaghan McGoldrick Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Coney Island got into the holiday spirit on Wednesday as it reveled in a special ceremony for the unveiling of magnificent holiday lights along Mermaid Avenue, one of the nabe’s crucial commercial strips. The ceremony, which included caroling, hot chocolate and guest appearances from local politicians, saw the lighting of a mile-long stretch of Mermaid […]

The holiday lights offer a warm welcome to visitors to Mermaid Avenue, according to Alexandra Silversmith, executive director of the Alliance for Coney Island. Photo by Steve Solomonson

Alliance for Coney Island tells why Mermaid Ave. is key for reviving neighborhood

December 3 | By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle

To the millions of tourists who visit every summer, Coney Island is the Riegelmann Boardwalk, the Cyclone, Nathan’s Famous and the New York Aquarium. But to the people who live there all year around, Coney Island is the place where they shop, send their kids to school, go to church or synagogue and put down […]