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Coney Island

How Banks Could Bring New Hope to Sandy-Stricken Areas

by Allie Marshall
Representative Jeffries and Reverend Mobley in the Church

Allie Marshall

Two years after Superstorm Sandy, Coney Island is still reeling from the damage.  The United Community Baptist Church on Mermaid Street is in shambles, completely gutted after the extensive water damange.  The seperation of church and state doctrine prevents houses of worship to receive federal relief funds.  Without money from the government, places of worship have had to turn to banks; but, banks are not giving out any loans.  

De Blasio Gives $108M for Storm-Battered Project

by Associated Press
Coney Island

Peter Shugert, US Army Corps of Engineers/flickr

Almost two years after Superstorm Sandy struck, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that a storm-damaged Brooklyn housing project will get $108 million in federal relief, and said he expects Sandy funds to flow to other public housing developments as well.

Fordham Conversations: Freaks, Monsters, and Disgust

by Chris Williams
Freak show

Ross, Flickr

 
This week on Fordham Conversations is about the monstrous, the grotesque, human oddities, and why we’re drawn to things that aren't the norm.
 
Adam Rinn grew up on Coney Island and now he teaches a sideshow class for people who want to learn to eat fire, walk on broken glass, or survive an electric shock.

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