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Brooklyn Jews Worried Neil Sedaka Might Rock too Hard

Coney Island, once the playground of the world, then a really good place to score drugs and get beat up by The Warriors, is now a place that can’t handle getting rocked by the guy who sang "Breaking up is … Read More

By / June 22, 2010

Coney Island, once the playground of the world, then a really good place to score drugs and get beat up by The Warriors, is now a place that can’t handle getting rocked by the guy who sang "Breaking up is Hard to Do."

Residents of the Brooklyn neighborhood are trying to fight Borough President Marty Markowitz’s summer concert series, saying the shows break city law prohibiting amplified sound within 500 feet of an active school or religious institution.  Two Jewish institutions, Temple Beth Abraham and Sea Breeze Jewish Center, are within that zone.

While we know the kind of debauchery that can take place during a show featuring The Beach Boys (sans Brian Wilson), The Turtles, and Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees, we need to agree with Marty’ assessment that this whole thing is "a shonde!"