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2014-04-16 16:25:19

BROOKLYN, N.Y., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kingsborough Community College (KCC) has announced that the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) named WKRB the best community college radio station in the nation at its 74(th) annual conference last month in New York City. The station was also named one of three finalists for "Best Overall College Radio Station". WKRB's program director and senior college lab technician, Elissa Nieves, received the award for "Best...

2014-04-02 20:21:28

- T-Shirts include portraits of Stewart and Ian McClellan from their day on Coney Island - SALT LAKE CITY, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen recently spent a memorable day on Coney Island taking in New York's finest sights, sounds and food. Their adventure has been captured and printed on three Coney Island t-shirts that are now being auctioned to help raise money for City Harvest. City Harvest helps feed the nearly two million New Yorkers...

2014-03-25 08:27:46

NYC Professional Ultimate Frisbee Team Schedules Three Key Games at MCU Park BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Empire, a professional Ultimate Frisbee team and member of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) today announced a partnership with the Brooklyn Cyclones that includes Empire playing three games at MCU Park in Brooklyn this season including opening day on April 13(th) at 12:00 PM against the defending AUDL champions, the Toronto Rush. The other games...

2014-01-27 08:25:24

New York's Historic Amusement Park Welcomes First 'Loop' Coaster Since 1910 BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roller coaster fanatics from around the world have a new reason to visit Luna Park in Coney Island this year. This Memorial Day Weekend, the amusement venture will be welcoming its first-ever vertical lift steel roller coaster, The Thunderbolt, to its lineup of joy rides. The new coaster will sit where the original wooden Thunderbolt thrilled riders from the...

2013-10-21 23:03:40

National Coney Island Grand Opening Ceremony, Tuesday, October 22; Representatives of Canton Organizations to Cut an Extra-Long Coney Dog at Grand Opening Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Area corporate and civic leaders from Canton organizations will be on hand to cut a Coney to open the new National Coney Island (NCI) Canton store at 11:30 am on Tuesday, October 22. The Canton Chamber of Commerce and the Canton Downtown Development Authority will also participate in the...

2013-07-09 12:21:42

Orchard Beach, Coney Island and Rockaway Beach Among Eight New Locations Where New Yorkers Can Enjoy Free Solar Powered Mobile Charging NEW YORK, July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar mobile charging units arrive at some of the City's most popular beaches this week, providing New Yorkers additional opportunities to recharge their devices as part of the AT&T Street Charge initiative. Coney Island, Rockaway, Brighton and Manhattan Beaches are among eight new locations citywide to...

2013-06-10 12:29:38

Low-tech sustainable plaza at focal point of redevelopment of this iconic amusement area NEW YORK, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, announced today that the $25M Coney Island Steeplechase Plaza project in Brooklyn has been completed. This is the flagship project in the City of New York Economic Development Corporation's vision to revitalize Coney Island. Managed...

2013-05-31 23:26:05

The Goree Challenge is a 5,000 mile solo transatlantic row from the Canary Islands to New York. Kingsborough Community College is providing technical assistance for the ocean rowboat, christened "The Spirit of Malabo". Brooklyn, New York (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 The Spirit of Malabo, 24' ocean rowboat, arrived at Kingsborough Community College, of the City University of New York (CUNY) on Thursday. The Spirit of Malabo will be used for a 5,000 mile solo transatlantic row from the Canary Islands...

2013-05-23 16:20:31

Event Continues Recovery Work after Hurricane Sandy's Destruction ARLINGTON, Va., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ARC announced today that it is a corporate sponsor of a Tourism Cares event focused on restoring Coney Island and Jamaica Bay following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Lauri Reishus, ARC vice president and chief operating officer, will represent ARC as a cleanup volunteer at the event, which takes place May 30-31, 2013. (Logo:...

2013-01-11 05:03:15

The demand for Slant/Fin boiler and baseboard products went through the roof in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Many homes and businesses were affected by the storm - including Slant/Fin´s manufacturing plant - but that didn´t stop employees from working in the dark trying to meet the increased demand and aid those devastated by the storm. One of the first orders filled was a new boiler for the Coney Island Firehouse. Greenvale, NY (PRWEB) January 10, 2013 For over half a century,...