Dimitris Kokotos is one of the victims of the notorious financial crisis that has turned thousands of Greeks into immigrants. He moved from Athens to Coney Island, Brooklyn, because of the crisis. Men and women of all ages and educational status are leaving Greece, fleeing from a record unemployment rate of 27 percent and a GDP that contracted by 6 percent in 2012, according to the International Monetary Fund.
The rabbis and ministers of many synagogues and churches in Coney Island and Brighton Beach have said they desperately need the help of the government to rebuild because the donations they receive are not sufficient enough to cover the cost of the damage.
Twenty-year-old Harry Puck grew up in the enchanting shadow of the iconic destination that is Coney Island, and has always wanted to be a part of it. On Sunday, Puck finally got his chance. He was one of over a thousand applicants that responded to a job-screening event at Lincoln High School, in Ocean Parkway, […]
A bill that would allow houses of worship to benefit from federal aid for Sandy recovery passed the House last week. Members of the Coney Island Gospel Assembly are praying it becomes law.
Maura Romero is part of the large population of Mexican immigrants living in Sunset Park who will be affected by the outcome of immigration reform, a topic President Barack Obama did not ignore in his State of the Union address Tuesday night.
The day before Hurricane Sandy struck New York City, Carolyn Alexander, who is 38 and who has lived in Coney Island for 20 years, saw a hurricane evacuation notice on the news. Although many of her neighbors decided to stay, Carolyn didn’t want to take any risks. She packed her clothes, sealed the windows, locked […]
Amram Ducovny’s novel of the picaresque neighborhood of the 1930s, lauded by critics when it was published in hardcover, is now being released as an e-book.
“Brooklyn 11223,” a highly criticized show that’s been compared to the “Jersey Shore,” is one of three reality TV programs based in Brooklyn that are premiering within a couple months of each other.
Locals and the city square off as they try to shape the future of Coney Island’s economic revival. At stake is Coney’s well known cultural identity.