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PHOTOS: Mermaid Parade In Coney Island!

| Posted 06.23.2013 | New York

By Claire Oliver, Daniel Jumpertz and Jess Wisloski CONEY ISLAND — Sea creatures both mythological and biological promenaded along Surf Avenue S...

What To Do At Coney Island And The Rockaways

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 08.20.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Two of New York's best-known waterfront neighborhoods took a beating last fall from Superstorm Sandy: Coney Island in Brooklyn and th...

7 Superlative Minor League Ballparks

MiniTime | Posted 06.10.2013 | Travel

For millions of baseball-loving families, summer isn't complete without catching a minor league ballgame. Fans adore the laid-back atmosphere, affordable ticket prices, easier parking, and individual charms of the ballparks. Here are seven standouts to visit this summer.

CARTOONS: A Seriously Epic Mermaid Day Parade

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 07.30.2013 | New York

As Coney Island's longstanding summer tradition struggles to continue in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a cartoonist looks back at one seriously epic Me...

Sandy: Six Months Later, Rebuilding and Renewal

Jack Lund | Posted 07.03.2013 | New York
Jack Lund

Like the waves that crash on its beaches, time after time over its 100-year history Coney Island and its amusement parks have been razed to the ground by fire and flood, only to rise like a phoenix from the ashes and return bigger and better than ever.

America's Best Theme Parks

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.25.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Whizzing around on a roller coaster, splashing down a rushing water slide, noshing on cotton candy and hot dogs -- the theme park might be as quintess...

PHOTOS: America's Best Boardwalks

Oyster | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel

From Atlantic City to Santa Cruz, beach bums will strut their stuff down those sandy pathways, either taking in the views or letting loose on beachside coasters (or both!).

Da Vinci Ride Heads To Coney Island!

ARTINFO | Posted 06.11.2013 | Arts

The last decade has been a veritable roller-coaster ride for the Renaissance artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci, whose ever-popular name and work have landed him on countless oddball spin-off products and projects, from the ubiquitous Dan Brown novel to the new Starz action series "Da Vinci's Demons." Now, the latest Leonardo-branded whatsit is an actual roller coaster.

Coney Island Hopes For A Big Summer After Sandy

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 04.01.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- At the beginning of each tourist season, the entrepreneurs who pitch the thrill rides, hot dogs, sideshows and souvenirs at gritty Coney I...

It's Weenie War!

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 06.01.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Coney Island has often been the phoenix rising from its ashes and Nathan's was the beacon that highlighted its return.

Sunny And Smile-Worthy Events And Festivals

Chrissy Denihan O'Donovan | Posted 06.01.2013 | Travel
Chrissy Denihan O'Donovan

This weather is making me want to get out and enjoy the outdoors, so I've selected the top spring and summer events/festival sure to make your day is brighter than the sun.

The Brief, Fantastical Reign of Miss Ghost Hole

The Lady Aye | Posted 05.27.2013 | New York
The Lady Aye

Recently I had the opportunity to talk to Miss Ghost Hole and ask her some questions about her dizzying rise to power and her ongoing agenda.

I Eat for America

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 05.07.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

The Nathan's contest is the Tour de France, the Masters, and the Super Bowl rolled into a hot dog bun. I've been fortunate to be at the final table for a decade. Where can eating too many hot dogs get you?

Coney Island Devastated After Hurricane Sandy - Here's How To Help (And Party)

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.06.2013 | Weird News

The famous Coney Island Circus Sideshow is about to become a no-show. Much of the neighborhood in Brooklyn was under five feet of water during Hurr...

Hospital Severely Damaged By Superstorm Sandy Limps Back To Life

AP | Posted 02.23.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Ambulances are being welcomed again at a New York City hospital severely damaged nearly four months ago by Superstorm Sandy. The 371-bed ...

PHOTOS: A Cold Winter In Coney Island

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 02.06.2013 | New York

Dick Zigun was ready for a two-foot flood. In three decades at Coney Island, every hurricane he had seen blew through like a tourist passing the board...

Classic Detroit Restaurant Heads West

Model D Media | Jon | Posted 01.16.2013 | Detroit

This post originally appeared in Model D. American Coney Island, one of downtown Detroit's two landmark coney island restaurants, is expanding bot...

Coney Island Cyclone's Speed Injured Rider, Lawsuit Says | Posted 12.12.2012 | New York

CONEY ISLAND -- The Cyclone was too fast for this thrill seeker. An upstate woman claims she was injured on the iconic roller coaster when it flew ...

'Sandy Friday' Urges Businesses To Pledge 10% Of Black Friday Profits

Posted 11.23.2012 | Impact

The biggest U.S. shopping day may also be the perfect opportunity to raise relief money for victims of Superstorm Sandy -- the second costliest natura...

Coney Island Grace

David Dagan | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
David Dagan

For all the ugliness, the storm has revealed an asset in communities rich and poor that we too rarely acknowledge: the poise, patience and determination that most people summon when hardship falls on them.

Activism and Aid for Coney Island's Hurricane Victims

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.19.2013 | New York
Bill Moyers

Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc across the Northeast, and more than a week after power returned to Lower Manhattan, many public housing residents in Brooklyn's Coney Island were still without electricity, heat and hot water.

In Coney Island Public Housing, People's Relief and Local Residents Fill Void Left by Government

Daniel Marans | Posted 01.19.2013 | New York
Daniel Marans

The new grassroots organizing group People's Relief and local residents have taken control of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in several Coney Island public housing developments where government agencies' performance has been inadequate.

Occupy Sandy Volunteer Sounds Alarm on 'Humanitarian Crisis,' Near-Complete Absence of Government Aid in Coney Island Projects

Daniel Marans | Posted 01.12.2013 | New York
Daniel Marans

The situation in public housing projects in Coney Island, Brooklyn remains a "humanitarian crisis" in which the government and the Red Cross have been nearly completely absent, according to Eric Moed, a volunteer aid worker with Occupy Sandy.

Alice Hines

Hungry Families Crowd Food Stamp Centers In NYC | Alice Hines | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

Kayla Noell was having a tough time even before the hurricane. The 21-year-old single mom uses the $526 in food stamps she receives each month to feed...

Saki Knafo

After Hurricane Sandy, Coney Island's Future Hangs In The Balance | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.04.2012 | New York

CONEY ISLAND, N.Y. -- The night the sea swept over Surf Avenue, Dick Zigun, the modern day P.T. Barnum who helped breathe life back into this strange ...