Coney Island

Chanukah, Coney Island, Knockouts And Iran

11/25/2013
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It was one of those perfect Chanukah days, with my brother and I getting off the Coney Island bumper cars on the way to Kosher Country for hot dogs, when we heard "Dirty Jews!"

Before we had a chance to react in anger or fear, the two screamers were running full speed in the other direction.

Reuven Kahane

UPDATE: Coalition To Block Potential Coney Island Casino

Questions about crime, traffic, quality of life.

01/08/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

A coalition of organizations and groups, including many Russian Jewish immigrants, is working to keep gambling out of Coney Island as the state mulls expanding casinos.

Many residents of Coney Island, are working to keep a casino out of the area .

Coalition Promises Fight Against Coney Island Casino

01/08/2013

 

A coalition of organizations and groups, including many Russian Jewish immigrants, is working to keep gambling out of Coney Island as the state mulls expanding casinos.

“If you look at every independent economic study that’s been done about casinos, what happens is crime and traffic increases and the quality of life decreases,” said Steve Zeltser, a spokesman for Stop The Coney Island Casino, which held a press conference Monday morning at the Kings Bay Y.

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