On Coney Island's 95th Anniversary, We Look Back at the Beloved, Beer-Soaked Landmark

It’s official: Coney Island, the 2.7 mile stretch of Brooklyn broadwalk beloved by New Yorkers and tourists alike, is now a NYC landmark. On it’s 95th anniversary Tuesday morning (it opened on May 15, 1923), the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously voted for the iconic site to be granted landmark…

Multiple People Dead After Driver Hits Pedestrians in New York City, Reports of Shots Fired [Updating]

The New York Times is reporting that as many as eight people may have been killed and 11 injured after a man drove a pickup truck through a bike lane and crashed into a Stuyvesant High School bus in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon. Law enforcement officials told the Times that the man was shot by police after he…