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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 ...

New York Aquarium May Need To Evacuate 12,000 Animals

Posted 11.02.2012 | New York

The New York Aquarium in Coney Island faces the threat of having to evacuate nearly 12,000 water-dependent animals if power is not restored soon. ...

Coney Island Turned Into 'Third World Country' By Sandy

DNAinfo | Posted 12.31.2012 | New York

CONEY ISLAND -- For a second day, Coney Island residents awoke to see the destruction of Hurricane Sandy everywhere they looked and were left with lit...

VIDEO: Kumail Nanjiani Questions The Coney Island Cyclone

Posted 09.13.2012 | Women

Comedy Central Stand-Up Get More: Jokes,Joke of the Day,Funny Jokes See More Laughs (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagN...

PHOTO: Bloomberg Gets Kissy Face With...

Posted 08.17.2012 | New York

For the second time in less than a year, Mayor Bloomberg was caught smooching with someone other than longtime girlfriend Diane Taylor. And like th...

PHOTOS: Coney Island's Abandoned Shore Theater

Posted 08.03.2012 | New York

Nearly 40 years since the closing of the Shore Theater in 1973, Coney Island residents have continuously rallied to restore the vacant theater to its ...

Elephant-Shaped Buildings and Other Curiosities: NYPL's Map Librarian Talks About Making Historical Geography a Part of the Internet

The New York Public Library | Posted 09.25.2012 | New York
The New York Public Library

By Matt Knutzen, Geospatial Librarian - The New York Public Library One hundred years ago, a building-sized elephant stood across the street from the...

Editing Roller Coasters Into NYC

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.26.2012 | Home

It's not that unreasonable to imagine New York's renowned landmarks peppered with roller coasters. Times are tough, you know? Maybe the Empire State B...

PHOTOS: 'Law And Order' Star Wins Coney Island Sand Sculpture Contest | Jess Wisloski, Alissa Ambrose | Posted 07.23.2012 | New York

CONEY ISLAND -- He didn't bring a search warrant for his weekend exploits, but actor Vincent D'Onofrio, who plays a TV detective, tore up the beach in...

WATCH: Man Saves Girl From Three-Story Plunge

AP | Posted 09.16.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — A New York City bus driver was being hailed as a hero for saving a 7-year-old girl who fell three stories from an air conditioning un...