NYC crime: 17-year-old boy stabbed after being chased down, attacked by group of kids in Coney Island, Brooklyn

CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn (WABC) — A teenager was stabbed after being chased and attacked by a group of kids in Brooklyn Friday. The incident happened around 3 pm at 2819 Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island. Police say a 17-year-old boy was chased by a group of kids who eventually caught up with the victim and … Read more

New York charging $500 million fee for NYC casino license

The operators awarded licenses to run any of the three New York City-area casinos will have to pay the state at least a $500 million fee for the chance to roll the dice, according to new rules approved by a state sitting board Tuesday. The New York Gaming Facility Board released the request for applications, … Read more

Coney Island Polar Bear plunge raises money for nonprofits

CONEY ISLAND (WABC) — Thousands of people took part in the annual Coney Island Polar Bear plunge on Sunday, dipping into the chilly waters of the Atlantic Ocean for a good cause. The Coney Island Polar Bear Club is the oldest winter bathing organization in the United States. Since 1903, the Polar Club has been … Read more

Jay-Z, Mets’ Cohen, others brawl over NYC casino license

Five of New York City’s billionaires are rolling the dice on gambling in the Big Apple. Each is vying for what is predicted to be a single license to open a legal casino in New York City. Technically, three licenses are on offer for downstate, but it is expected that two of the licenses will … Read more

NYC Crime: Suspect shot by police in Coney Island

CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn (WABC) — Police officers shot a suspect in Brooklyn. It happened in Coney Island near West 36th Street and Neptune Avenue just before 10:30 pm Thursday. RELATED: Eyewitness News is tracking crime and safety across New York City and in your neighborhood There is no word on the condition of the suspect … Read more

Ukrainian baseball players play against NYPD in fundraising game in Brooklyn

CONEY ISLAND, Brooklyn (WABC) — There was baseball in Brooklyn on Friday night – but it is not what you might be thinking. Players from Ukraine’s national team took on members of the NYPD in a ballpark that the national team would love to go home to. It was also why they were in New … Read more

Coney Island beach: What we know about the deaths of 3 children found in Brooklyn

CNN — Authorities are investigating the deaths of three children who were found unresponsive along a New York City shoreline early Monday after a family member reported concerns about their safety. The children – a 7-year-old boy, a 4-year-old girl and a 3-and-a-half-month-old girl – were found in Brooklyn’s Coney Island around 4:42 am, said … Read more

Brooklyn mom suspected of drowning her 3 kids was facing eviction

The Brooklyn mom suspected of drowning her three young children Monday was facing eviction from her apartment, battling custody issues and grappling with mental-health woes before she allegedly killed the kids, The Post has learned. Erin Merdy, 30, of Coney Island owed more than $10,000 in back rent for her Neptune Avenue apartment, where she … Read more

1 Dead, 4 Injured in Late-Night Shooting on Coney Island Boardwalk – NBC New York

One man is dead and four others injured after bullets went flying on the Coney Island boardwalk late Saturday, police said. Officers responded to the popular Brooklyn fixture minutes before midnight for reports of shots fired at Boardwalk and West 29th Street. A 42-year-old man found with a gunshot wound to the back died. Four … Read more