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How to Be Top Dog In Marketing And Personal Branding

Stacey Cohen | Posted 07.06.2016 | Media
Stacey Cohen

Photo Caption: Competitive eater Mary Bowers is donning "Haute Dog Couture" which took her and her team three months and an estimated 500 hours to cr...

Joey Chestnut Reclaims Top Dog Title In Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 07.04.2016 | Weird News

They don't call him "Jaws" for nothing. Joey Chestnut reclaimed his title at this year's Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating C...

I have achieved hot dog enlightenment, time travel, and am one with everything (hold the mustard)

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 07.04.2016 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

On July 4th, 2016 on stage at the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest's 100th anniversary, I achieved enlightenment by eating the sin...

Meet The Street Artist Dissecting Pop Culture, One Mural At A Time

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.29.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

"Scientists, psychologists, surgeons ... in the end we're all driven by a similar curiosity." This month has been a whirlwind in New York for an Au...

'Excuse Me, While I Eat The Sky' - I Eat Hot Dogs On Top Of Wonder Wheel

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 06.23.2016 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Coney Island is a magical historic place that is close to my heart, my soul, and especially my stomach. I am celebrating my fifteenth year as a Major ...

Portraits From Coney Island's Mermaid Parade

Erica Simone | Posted 06.22.2016 | New York
Erica Simone

The parade is always held in such outrageous spirit, with costumes mainly inspired by the sea (and nudity), and with people of all colors, shapes and sizes. It's typically a blinding medley of color, craft and total craziness.

All Your Favorite Street Artists Are Brining Murals To Coney Island

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.15.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

This is a modern version of the multi-mirror funhouse in mural form, and Coney Art Walls is bringing it again.

Bernie Sanders Returned to a Brooklyn Where I Grew Up Playing Stickball and Territory

Murray Forseter | Posted 04.12.2016 | New York
Murray Forseter

I grew up three miles from Bernie in a Brooklyn that is enjoying another moment in the sun, not that it was ever truly dark. Lately, however, the cognoscente have seemingly rediscovered my native borough, driving up real estate prices and populating the byways with exotic fare.

Mermaid Avenue

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.01.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I am decades older now than I was on that visit to Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island but fundamentally I am the same. I am still the hopeful romantic about my city, albeit now a warmer one with different flora, mountains, tastes and accents.

Legendary Filmmaker Ralph Bakshi Returns with Last Days of Coney Island

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 10.29.2015 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

I myself adored geek culture when that was kind of a bad thing, so of course I have to ask Ralph about his animated (and notoriously rotoscoped!) adaptation of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings -- scripted by Peter Beagle, and a major influence on Peter Jackson & Co.'s live-action adaptation.

Diversity In Picture Books

Melanie Hope Greenberg | Posted 10.29.2015 | Books
Melanie Hope Greenberg

Picture book crafting challenges me to depict life in its simplest forms. At the same time the craft is multi-dimensional. I've always enjoyed paintings which tell several stories captured in a single frame.

Reflections On the Coney Island Freak Show

Nancy Maguire | Posted 10.09.2015 | New York
Nancy Maguire

"Why are you doing this?" I asked myself as I handed over $10 to enter the infamous Coney Island Side Show. After all, as a person of short stature, I could easily have been exhibited there not so long ago. Yet something about the concept intrigued me.

New York's Finest

George Heymont | Posted 08.30.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

From 1894's "The Sidewalks of New York" to 1940's "Give My Regards to Broadway" and beyond, some songs have become closely linked to the mythology of New York. There are even two hit songs (from 1944 and 1977) entitled "New York, New York."

How Now Brown Dow? Alan Greenspan vs. Dr. Seuss

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Randee Mia Berman

When I was in junior high school I excelled in literature and math. You know -- fractions, algebraic equations, and Venn diagrams.  Economics, not so much. Too many theories, too abstract.  It wasn't concrete.

20 Adventures to Prolong Summer

Andrew Cristi | Posted 09.01.2015 | New York
Andrew Cristi

In truth, not one part of Fire Island is not magical -- and it's been through a lot in the past few years. Whether you're more into the wonderful town-like community feeling of Cherry Grove, or the amped up extravagant resort feeling of The Pines that allows you to believe you've taken a real vacation, you will fall in love.

When Every Second Counts

George Heymont | Posted 08.13.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

The 2015 San Francisco Silent Film Festival included works by two of the silent era's comic geniuses. One was a titan of silent film who personally took great care to make sure that his work was preserved for future generations. The other was a relatively unknown actor/animator whose prodigious imagination (and fascination with mechanical devices) combined physical comedy with dazzling feats of surrealism.

Half A Century Of Making Photographs: A Conversation With Joel Meyerowitz

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 07.28.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs Copyright Joel Meyerowitz Joel Meyerowitz requires little introduction. He is a living legend in street photography. Beginning with h...

Wait 'Til Next Year...

ilona saari | Posted 07.27.2016 | Sports
ilona saari

This year while I waited to hear who would be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, a Nathan's hot dog sizzled in my frying pan, its spicy Coney Island smell making my mouth water as the names were announced. When it was over, I was so heartbroken I lost my appetite.

30 (Artsy) Reasons To Visit Coney Island This Summer

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 06.24.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

In the middle of an amusement park, these are commissioned works that respond in some way to their environment by 30 or so local and international heavy hitters, and a few new kids on the block, comprising a 40+ year span of expertise.

New York Street Photography - On The Beach At Coney Island With Michael Sweet

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 06.03.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Michael Ernest Sweet Some places are just ripe for photography. Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn, New York, is one of those places....

Coney Island Just Got A Whole Lot Prettier Thanks To Street Artists

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.27.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Instead of being hunted down for catching a tag or bubble-lettered throw-up, a couple dozen graffiti/street art painters are invited to hit up Coney Island this summer -- and since we've just marked the unofficial first weekend of summer in New York -- we're bringing you the first three freshly completed pieces.

I'm Going to Make You a Beef Sandwich, or If You'll Excuse Me While I Install This Toilet

Timothy Braun | Posted 05.22.2016 | Travel
Timothy Braun

As my new plumber opened a box filled with porcelain pieces I learn he is from Chicago, and a Bears fan. He spends the season in what he calls "The Bus", an old '74 school bus in the parking lot of Solider Field, and has invited me and my dog to the Windy City for tailgating.

A Big Tribute to the Little Man

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 06.17.2015 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Little Jimmy was a God-loving man, but also a lover of people and good times. He loved Coney Island and the July 4th contest where he and I could celebrate America, and then stroll post-contest to Ruby's on the boardwalk.

Riders Evacuated From Famed Roller Coaster

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 03.29.2015 | Crime

The Cyclone, the famed wooden roller coaster at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York, got stuck on its first operating day of the season on Sunday. ...

Lo-Fi Street Photography and Why I Love It

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 05.02.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Michael Ernest Sweet Whether analog or digital, I've been drawn to lo-fi photography for some time. I just love it. I like the pr...