Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Coney Island Expecting 10 Million Visitors; Brooklyn Film Festival; and More Brooklyn Briefs

A bird splashes on an enchanted Gowanus Canal. MK Metz
- More gunfire in Brooklyn: Two shootings in Brooklyn Monday night leave one dead, one injured. [PIX11]

- Coney Island beach expecting10 million visitors this year. [Brooklyn Eagle]

- Vermont's wild-haired, independent beloved Senator Bernie Sanders is kicking off his presidential campaign Tuesday. How many know he was born in Brooklyn and attended James Madison High School and Brooklyn College? [Politico]

- WPIX-TV has opened a studio right inside Barclays Center, and has named it the memorable “Hyundai Studio at Barclays Center.” [Newscast Studio]

- Here's what Brooklyn looked like in the summer of 1974. [Business Insider]

- Five must-sees at the Brooklyn Film Festival. [amNY]

- Another lawsuit settled by NYC regarding the cop named in at least five other lawsuits-- one involving a teen he shot when he mistook a water gun for a Tec-9. [Daily News]

- Green-Wood Cemetery has unveiled a searchable database of thousands of Civil War soldiers, abolitionists, former slaves and others buried there. [Oneida Dispatch]

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