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The Thunderbolt is named for Mike "Thunderbolt" Norton. Eagle photo by Ned Berke

Ask a historian: Did the Thunderbolt’s namesake once run a brothel?

July 16 | John B. Manbeck

Dennis from Sea Gate asks: Did Mike Norton [a New York politician of the late 19th-century Tammany Hall era] run a swanky brothel at Norton’s Point? Not swanky, but that doesn’t give him a clean bill of sale. Norton’s Point, today’s Sea Gate, evolved as one of the shadiest areas in rough old Coney Island. […]

Speed the F up: Express F train service coming this September

July 10 | Meaghan McGoldrick

Limited express train service is coming to the F line this fall, the MTA announced Tuesday. Starting this September, two peak-hour Manhattan-bound F trains will run express from Church Avenue to Jay Street-Metrotech between 7 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. A pair of peak-hour Coney Island-bound trains will do the same between 5 p.m. and 5:40 […]

Seagate man sentenced to 20 years for sexual assault, murder

April 25 | Noah Goldberg

A Seagate man was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend and murdering her friend in a 2017 home invasion. Ruslan Baimov broke into his ex-girlfriend’s Seagate apartment around midnight on Oct. 29, 2017, by pushing in an air-conditioning unit. She had recently ended their relationship, […]

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