Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz

Mayor Bloomberg opens the City’s public beaches and announces start of Coney Island summer season.(Credit: Kristen Artz/Flickr)

Summer Season Kicks Off As Coney And Staten Island Celebrate Impressive Recovery

The beach and boardwalk reopened Friday and officials also unveiled the new 2.2-acre Steeplechase Plaza, featuring the restored B&B Carousell.

05/24/2013

Adam Yauch Park In Brooklyn Heights (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Brooklyn Heights Park Named After Late Beastie Boy Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch

Palmetto Playground on State Street in Brooklyn Heights is where Yauch learned to ride a bike, hung out with friends and helped launch the Beastie Boys.

05/03/2013

Mayor Bloomberg announces the start of summer season at Coney Island, including open beaches and two new thrill rides, on May 24, 2012 (credit: Spencer T Tucker/Flickr)

Coney Island Ready To Kick Off Another Summer Season With 2 New Rides

Boardwalk Flight, a skycoaster that hurls riders 100 feet up and swings them over the boardwalk, and Coney Island Raceway,a new go-kart track, are the latest rides being added to the line-up at the Scream Zone.

05/24/2012

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Annoyed Markowitz Lets CBS 2 Know What He Thinks Of $20,000 Fine

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz is fighting back after the Conflicts of Interest Board recently slapped him with the largest fine in its history.

08/01/2011

(credit: Office of Congressman Jerrold Nadler)

Rally To Save Ladder 161 Held In Brooklyn

Politicians, firefighters and Brooklyn residents rallied Sunday to save Ladder 161, one of the firehouses that could be closed by the city.

06/12/2011