Coney Island Still Here, Rides Open

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    Coney Island, still spinning.

    Fighting against what they perceive to be an erroneous Brooklyn Paper story about the early closure of Dreamland, Amusing the Zillion would like to remind everyone that CONEY ISLAND IS STILL OPEN, and the 22 rides at its biggest park, Deno's Wonder Wheel Park, are still open. [Amusing the Zillion]

    Brooklynites looking to get in on all that town hall meeting fun can go see Congressman Anthony Weiner tonight at Kingsborough Community College at 7:30, for a Q&A-style meeting about health care. [Sheepshead Bites]

    Mayor Bloomberg made an appearance at the arm wrestling event on Sunday and took on female champion Joyce Boone. [Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn]

    The "Abercrombie & Fitch model wannabee" lifeguards were so busy looking good and smoking cigarettes over the weekend that one group spent the day with their backs to the water. [Found in Brooklyn]

    The Brooklyn Soapbox Derby is alive and well in the Bronx. [Boogie Downer]

    In defense of the hipsters, one man asks, "If hipsters are the ones bringing new and/or upsetting ideas in art and alternative culture to a city suffocating in suburbanism, shouldn't we at least engage with them?" [Jeremiah's Vanishing New York]

    The zucchini's growing amid rusty air conditioning fans on one Brooklyn rooftop are bigger than some of the city's street cats. Should we be frightened, or insanely jealous? [Pardon Me For Asking]

    After two rain-outs, the Brooklyn Bridge Park organizers of Movies With A View want the viewers to pick which one they want to watch. [Brooklyn Bridge Park]

    Bill de Blasio, candidate for Public Advocate, launched an interactive Slumlord Watch List for tracking landlords who run buildings in various states of disrepair. [McBrooklyn]