Coney Island was not all fun and hot dog eating contests this holiday weekend. In fact, there was a silent, misty menace seeping through the crowds (cue Jaws soundtrack): a lack of toilet paper.
In an "exposé" Monday, the Post explained that Parks Department employees were "rationing" toilet paper in the Coney Island women's bathrooms along the boardwalk. And men weren't getting any of the "cheap, single-ply" goods. Can someone please get some Charmin up in here?More »
Roman Shusterman caused a minor stir in Union Square last year when he began a campaign to achieve world "peace through face sitting." (Yes, that is basically what it sounds like: he'd ask women to sit on his face, which would somehow mysteriously lead to humanity laying down arms against each other, and yes, some actually did it.)
We ran into Shusterman at Coney Island a couple of weeks ago, where he was on the first day of his new "Free Massages" campaign, and asked him how it was working out so far.More »
On Friday we talked to Talk Stoop-er Cat Greenleaf about her stint as Queen Mermaid of this year's Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Driven by curiosity and a desire to see people in bizarre costumes, we ventured to the far reaches of Brooklyn Saturday to see what Coney Island wrought.
When I arrived at Cat Greenleaf's Cobble Hill brownstone this morning, she offered me some "Brooklyn seltzer," which she proceeded to pour into a small cup from an old-fashioned bottle. Greenleaf has made a lot of her Brooklyn residency. Her red door near the corner of Wyckoff and Court Streets is the backdrop for her NBC New York show Talk Stoop, in which she conducts casual conversation with celebrities while, of course, sitting on the stoop. We took to that same stoop, alongside Greenleaf's English bulldog, Gracie, to discuss her latest Brooklyn honor: She is this weekend's Mermaid Parade's Queen Mermaid. As we chatted, sometimes pausing to talk with passersby, conversation turned to matters like her show, her neighborhood, and Taxi TV -- she's fine if you turn it off.
Cops are asking for the public's help in finding Sandra Knutson, 36, who was last seen at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at 3010 West 33rd Street, just south of the O'Dwyer Gardens project in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
Where is Sandra Knutson?
Cops say Knutson is of "good physical, but poor mental condition." She's 5-8, 170 and was seen wearing a red coat, orange shirt and neo Croc shoes. Tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit tips at nypdcrimestoppers.com or text info to 274637 (CRIMES), entering TIP577.
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