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Sharks caught in the tournament hang outside the Stella Maris Bait and Tackle shop in Sheepshead Bay, their weights recorded in white. Eagle photo by Paul Stremple

Catching the whopper: Brooklyn’s annual shark-fishing contest

June 24 | Paul Stremple

As dawn cracks the Saturday sky above Sheepshead Bay, more than 30 boats set out for the open sea. The sixth annual Brooklyn Shark Tournament has begun. The vessels will return in the afternoon to hang huge sharks from a giant scaffold in front of bait-and-tackle shop Stella Maris, drawing a crowd and slowing traffic […]

Welcome to Coney Island's Mermaid Parade — an annual solstice celebration of eccentricity, art and summer. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade in photos

June 24 | Paul Frangipane

Hundreds of thousands of people descended on Coney Island Saturday afternoon for the annual event that draws creatures of the sea (read: the five boroughs and beyond) and out onto land (read: Surf Avenue) in a celebration of eccentrics, art and summer. The 37th annual Mermaid Parade took over the neighborhood’s amusement district, featuring revelers […]

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