Thursday, August 07, 2008

The New Coney News Source Is Dead In The Water

Well, unfortunately what was going to be a new news source exclusively for the greater Coney Island is not going through. The Coney Island News was a newspaper slated for printing this month. But after a long delay in printing the editor decided to call it quits. Ben Nadler who wrote for Kinetic Carnival a few months ago working on the paper. The editors of the Coney Island News had previously published The Sea Gate Beacon.

Ben Nadler says:

This sad decision was forced due to unfortunate external circumstances outside of his or my control. Needless to say, I am quite disappointed, both for myself, and for the community, which deserved such a newspaper. I would like to thank everyone who took the time to speak with me,
and help me with the paper.

The paper planned to reach a readership of 50,000 throughout all of South Brooklyn including: Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Coney Island, Sea Gate, and Gravesend. They were to be placed in high-traffic street boxes, banks, convenience stores, restaurants, gas stations and other public locations with high traffic volume. The publishers also planned to produce high quality news content for their readership with excellent opportunities for advertisers to reach all of South Brooklyn. The publication would have also contained wonderful resources for the all of Coney Island like: Classifieds, Sports, Business, Opinions, Obituaries, and lifestyle as well as some world and national news and entertainment.

However, some of the articles already written will be posted here on Kinetic Carnival. As Nadler stated, some aspects of the articles may already be somewhat dated, but he feels they are still of interest to the Coney Island community.

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