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The fog lends an air of mystery to Coney Island’s Wonder Wheel. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

I rode Coney Island’s Wonder Wheel in the fog

April 15 | Lore Croghan

The Wonder Wheel is magic. It cured my fear of heights, at least for a few minutes. The fog had a lot to do with it. Coney Island was wrapped in a big, wet cloak of San Francisco-style fog on Sunday. The mist rolled in on a red-letter day for fans of Brooklyn’s seaside playground: […]

A fire erupted under the Brighton Beach boardwalk Sunday night, FDNY confirmed. The fire was sparked by a dropped cigarette. Eagle photo by Steve Solomonson

Brighton Beach boardwalk fire sparked by dropped cigarette

April 15 | Noah Goldberg

A raging fire sparked by a dropped cigarette burned a part of the historic Riegelmann Boardwalk in Brighton Beach alongside an iconic neighborhood restaurant Sunday night, FDNY said. The blaze started when someone under the boardwalk dropped a lit cigarette onto a mattress, FDNY said. The mattress was set aflame and the fire extended from […]

Coney Island's famed Luna Park started its 2019 season with the second annual Charity Day in support of Children of Promise, NYC, a program designed to support children whose parents are incarcerated. Eagle photo by Andy Katz

Luna Park soft opening sees sunny weather and big crowds

April 8 | Andy Katz

“Please, don’t hurt me. Don’t run me over,” pleaded Luna Park Sales Manager Jeff Klein as he faced the line of families and fun-seekers that extended along Surf Avenue, nearly reaching the corner of Stillwell. It was nearly 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of April, and Luna Park’s second annual Charity Day “soft opening” […]