Marty Markowitz

(Photo: Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park via Facebook)

NYC’s Coney Island hopes for rebound after Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) — At the beginning of each tourist season, the entrepreneurs who pitch the thrill rides, hot dogs, sideshows and souvenirs at gritty Coney Island gather along its famous boardwalk to pray for two things: good weather and large crowds.


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Long-married Brooklyn couples celebrate their love

NEW YORK (AP) — David Shamrakov will never forget the first time he saw the woman he would marry. They were both young medical students in their native Ukraine. He spotted her in biology class and knew in an instant he had to introduce himself.



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