Coney Island

Costumed street performers receive tips from the public after posing for pictures in Times Square on July 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYPD Task Force Of 100 To Crack Down On Times Square ‘Nuisance Issues’

The NYPD has established a new task force to patrol Times Square, and that is just the beginning of the city’s efforts to combat the spread of aggressive panhandling, costumed characters and other quality of life issues.

08/26/2015

Surveillance images of a man who police say has been snatching jewelry from people in Brooklyn. (credit NYPD)

Police: Man On Bike Wanted For Snatching Jewelry From Six People In Brooklyn

Police are looking for a man on a bike who they say has been snatching jewelry from people in Brooklyn.

08/19/2015

(credit: Official Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest / Facebook)

Annual Sand Sculpting Contest Held In Coney Island

As you might suspect, there were lots of very ornate sand castles.

08/15/2015

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New Yorkers Fight To Keep Cool As Heat Index Hits 100

The high temperatures Sunday will be in the 90s, but the humidity will make it feel as though it’s around 100.

07/19/2015

A Spongebob Squarepants costumed character on the Coney Island boardwalk. (Credit: CBS2)

Coney Island Residents Not Thrilled With Costumed Characters On Boardwalk

The characters are willing to stand out in the hot sun in their heavy costumes to avoid the cops and competition in Times Square.

07/04/2015

Surveillance images of three suspects who police said robbed a man on Coney Island on June 15, 2015. (credit: NYPD)

Police: 3 Suspects Sought In Coney Island Robbery

Police are trying to identify three suspects who they said attacked and robbed a man on Coney Island.

07/03/2015

Spikeball is described as a hybrid of volleyball and four square. (Credit: CBS2)

Spikeball Craze Sure To Be Showcased On Area Beaches Over Holiday Weekend

If you’re heading to the beach this weekend, you will most likely see a new sport taking this country by storm.

07/02/2015

Police investigate a fatal shooting on Coney Island on June 22, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

NYPD: Man Shot And Killed During Dispute In Coney Island

Gunfire erupted in Brooklyn early Monday morning, claiming the life of a man.

06/22/2015

Parade participants pose in costume for the 33rd Annual Mermaid Parade at New York's Coney Island on June 20, 2015. Over 700,00 people are expected to turn out for the parade, well-known for its extravagant and sometimes scanty costumes. AFP PHOTO /  TIMOTHY  A. CLARY        (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Sea Creatures Come To Shore For Annual Mermaid Parade In Coney Island

Some 3,000 artists and performers took part this year, with about 800,000 spectators lining the streets.

06/20/2015

Wedding Dress (credit: Clip Art)

Calling All Brides! Get Out Your Wedding Dress For Coney Island Scavenger Hunt

Randi Seltzer, founder of the group Trashed In The Dress, says wedding dresses are meant to be worn, but most brides only get to wear them once on their big day.

06/19/2015

Photo Credit: Mermaid Parade

Best Things To Do In New York City This Weekend

No matter what you do to welcome the sunny season or celebrate dad, go forth and have fun!

06/19/2015

(Photo: Gary Baumgarten/1010 WINS)

Innocent Bystander Injured In Coney Island Double Shooting

Neighbors say the shooting was a result of the ongoing drug war in the area.

06/14/2015

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Truck Bringing Sharks To New York Aquarium Crashes In Florida; 1 Shark Dead

A semi-trailer truck transporting five sharks to the New York Aquarium at Coney Island crashed Wednesday while headed up Interstate 95 in Florida.

06/10/2015

A Young Minke Whale (Credit: Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Necropsy: Whale Found At Coney Island Beach Was Killed By Boat Propeller

A collision with a ship’s propeller is likely to blame for the death of a 20-foot Minke whale that washed up on the beach in Coney Island, Brooklyn, biologists said.

06/09/2015

A suspect in the thefts of purses left behind for safe keeping by Coney Island roller coaster riders. (Credit: NYPD)

Police: Suspect Swiped Purses While Victims Rode Coney Island Roller Coasters

Police on Tuesday were searching for a suspect who has been swiping women’s purses from a storage area, as they ride the roller coasters at Luna Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

05/26/2015

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