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Luna Park Owners Kick Out Longtime Coney Favorites | RICH CALDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Coney Island thrill seekers have shot their last freak. The operators of the new Luna Park told nine longtime boardwalk businesses to get out by No...

Coney Island Has Lost A Boardwalk Legend

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Coney Island lost one of its institutions yesterday: the boardwalk landmark Shoot The Freak has been destroyed. "I'm still in shock," Anthony Berlin...

A Taste of Coney Island in the Rockies: A Classic Hot Dog-Shaped Diner Lives on in the Mountains

Gil Asakawa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Gil Asakawa

When I was in high school during the mid-'70s the Coney Island hot dog stand was the most colorful site on the drive south on Highway 285 from Denver.

New Coney Food Operator Spent $100M In Lawsuits

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A company selected to run eateries in Coney Island has paid $100 million to settle lawsuits alleging racism against employees and fraud against school...

Tell Me What I Want to Hear: Bloomberg's Living Wage Study

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Three top city officials, each rumored to have their eye on a mayoral run in 2013, directly challenged Mayor Bloomberg on Monday over a living wage bill in the City Council.

PHOTOS: Coney Island Favorite, Ruby's Bar, Says Goodbye

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Hundreds gathered on Saturday to protest and mourn the loss of Ruby's Bar and Grill, a Coney Island institution that's been serving pints for 76 years...

City To Reinvent Coney Cyclone

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Coney Island's world-famous roller coaster could be getting a makeover. City officials are looking for a new owner for the 83-year-old wooden Cyclon...

Could Doomed Coney Island Bank Become a Ballroom?

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

The Save Coney Island project has released an imaginative rendering by volunteer architects as one way the building could be restored and transformed -- in this case, into a Bowery Ballroom-like hall.

In Brooklyn, the World Will Turn No More

Shani R. Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Shani R. Friedman

When I heard CBS was canceling As the World Turns, I went into mourning for its escapist froth and for the effect its absence will have on Brooklyn

Takeru Kobayashi Faces Charges After Coney Island Arrest

AP | EVA DOU | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Japanese eating champion Takeru Kobayashi, arrested at a July Fourth hot dog-eating contest, was freed Monday after a night in jail, ...

Synagogues Want To Stop Coney Island Seaside Summer Concert Series | By Erin Durkin and Elizabeth Hays | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The show might not go on in Brooklyn this summer. A battle over a controversial amphitheater project in Coney Island has erupted....

Today's Front Pages: August 9

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Top headlines. ...

Sxip Shirey and Sonic New York

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jesse Larner

I first saw Sxip ("Skip") Shirey when his band Luminescent Orchestrii opened for Dresden Dolls on the night that brought in 2008. It was an odd but oddly perfect pairing.

Harlem Hardly Pleases At Siren Festival

Beatrice Rothbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Beatrice Rothbaum

Harlem wasted no time after sauntering onto Siren's Stillwell Stage one minute before 5:30--they grabbed their instruments, belched out a few test-r...

The Spirit Of Siren Remains Amidst Coney Island Changes (SLIDESHOW)

Roland Li | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Roland Li

Every summer during the last decade, the masses have trekked out to Coney Island for Siren Festival, battling the heat and crowds for a searing day of live music.

Matt & Kim Are Cute On Stage At Siren, As Always (SLIDESHOW)

Brian Walter and Jonah Sprung | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brian Walter and Jonah Sprung

Matt & Kim's signature breed of simple, energetic indie-pop has propelled them to national fame. Their single "Daylight" is ubiquitous and can be heard everywhere from frat houses to Smirnoff commercials.

Dom's Songs More Appealing Than His Personality at Siren Festival (PHOTOS)

Ben Bromberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ben Bromberg

Although Dom has only existed as a band for a matter of months, the psych-pop outfit have made considerable waves in the indie community thanks to rave reviews.

PHOTOGRAPHY: New York's Hipsters, Hustlers, and Handball Players

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

As part of MutualArt's look at exhibitions around the world, this week we head to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to take a close look at a...

Coney Island Cornerstones on Surf Avenue Face Demolition

Michael Immerso | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Immerso

By allowing Surf Avenue's historic buildings to be razed, the city risks treating Coney Island as a brand name rather than a place. That's like Texas tearing down the Alamo to build an Alamo theme park.

Sign Up To Cover Concerts This Week: Wolf Parade, Caribou, Siren Music Festival, Konono No.1

Zara Golden | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Zara Golden

Huffington Post continues its local coverage with the help of our Citizen Journalism Unit. To join the local reporting team and receive advance assi...

Kobayashi ARRESTED: Joey Chestnut Wins Hot Dog Contest, Former Champ Dragged Off By Cops (VIDEO)

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - A Japanese eating champion who sat out this year's Coney Island Fourth of July hot dog contest apparently couldn't resis...

Fixing Community Benefits Agreements

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

A Community Benefits Agreement between a developer and the community covers a wide range of community needs. The CBA process, if you can call it a process, is broken in New York City.

Abandoned Coney Island -- Last Chance To See?

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

When I heard the rumors that Satan's real estate division, Thor Equities, was allegedly planning to tear down some of the last remaining historic buildings in Coney Island, I actually felt a chill.

Take A Virtual Ride Through Coney Island's New Luna Park

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The new Luna Park isn't set to open until Memorial Day, but you can get a sneak preview of what's in store on the shore. The park will feature 19 new...

Coney Island Mermaid Parade Turns Political

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Men in drag and scantily-clad women strolled down Brooklyn's Surf Avenue this past Sunday in Coney Island's annual Mermaid Parade. Lou Reed and wife...