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'Twas the Night Before the Hot Dog Contest...

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 07.04.2014 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Twas the night before the hot dog contest, and in Coney Island, not a gurgitator was sleepin', But dreaming of the morrow's Herculean eatin'.

57 Foods Every Man Should Eat Before He Dies

Thrillist | Posted 05.13.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Some are just general things you can likely do right now, assuming you live by an In-N-Out.

Summer Has Never Looked Sweeter Than These Portraits Of 1960s Coney Island

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 05.08.2014 | Arts

"Broadway had open trolleys with no side walls, in which you at least caught the breeze, hot though it was, so that desperate people, unable to endure...

Coney Island Is Open For Business

AP | By VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 06.14.2014 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — The Coney Island amusement park opened Sunday for another season — with a 1920s wooden roller-coaster and a new, steel one ready t...

WATCH: Sideshow Star Paints With A Brush Up Her Nose

Huffington Post | Buck Wolf | Posted 03.11.2014 | Weird News

Insectavora has laid on a bed of nails. She's walked on glass, eaten fire, and if you want some not-so-fine art, she'll jam a paintbrush up her nose. ...

A Touch of Knowledge: Pregnant Snake Charmer for Hire

Marc Hartzman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Weird News
Marc Hartzman

Stephanie Torres is eight months pregnant, but unlike many other expecting working mothers, she has no upcoming maternity leave. She does have an eight and a half-foot albino python.

Film Leaders: The LEGO Movie Road-Blocks Conformity + 2013 Reviews in Brief: Her, Computer Chess

Michael Vazquez | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Irrespective of its bland trailer and product-based matrix, The LEGO Movie breaks down the soul-crushing tenets we liminally take for granted as socie...

Seinfeld's Jealous Of Him?

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

What happens when Jerry Seinfeld and stand-up comedian and actor Todd Barry drive a 1966 MGB Roadster to Coney Island for a hot dog? Watch the lat...

PHOTOS: The Polar Bear Plunge On Coney Island

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of brave bathers rang in 2014 with a plunge into the icy ocean off Coney Island. Members of the Coney Island Polar Bear an...

8 Photos That Make Coney Island Look Like The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

Posted 12.05.2013 | Arts

Don't get us wrong, we love Coney Island. But between all the hot dog remnants, back tattoos and children traumatized from The Cyclone, we wouldn't ex...

5 Incredible Ferris Wheels Around the World

Budget Travel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Most people traveling to a new place will find themselves seeking out the highest point in the city at some point during their trip. But there are other, fun, family-friendly ways to get great views around town: Ferris wheels.

PHOTO: Dolphin Spotted In Brooklyn Creek

Posted 11.15.2013 | New York

A dolphin was spotted swimming in circles around a Brooklyn creek Thursday morning. Dolphin swims in Brooklyn canal - Live video: http://t.co/JadD...

Where to See Cool Graffiti in New York City

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Over the past few weeks, renowned British street artist Banksy has taken New York City by storm, leaving a trail of spray paint in his wake. But graffiti is nothing new here: The city has long acted as a blank canvas to artists.

6 Great Destinations That Survived Sandy

Budget Travel | Posted 10.15.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

While so much work still needs to be done in many of New York and New Jersey's residential areas, several popular destinations have bounced back. From the Hamptons to the Jersey Shore, here are six popular places that survived the storm and why you should pay them a visit.

7 Frightening Halloween Festivals

U.S. News Travel | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

From coffin racing in Manitou Springs, Colo., to a witch-themed ball in Salem, Mass., U.S. News Travel found seven of the spookiest Halloween festivities happening around the USA.

Improv Everywhere's Newest Super-Formal Prank

Posted 10.27.2013 | Comedy

When guerrilla prank collective Improv Everywhere asks you to put on your finest black tie formal wear and go to the beach, you put on your finest bla...

Artist Arnold Mesches: Nine Decades, A Life in Progress

Mary Crescenzo | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts
Mary Crescenzo

His paintings leave an indelible mark on anyone who has the opportunity to stand before them, not only because of his mastery of the medium, but for the compelling political, social, and environmental content and context of his work.

Popcorn Preview: Zipper

Leslie Sisman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Zipper (2012) Director: Amy Nicholson (Muskrat Lovely) Genre: Documentary (77 minutes) "What those who wish to improve Coney Island can never a...

7 Classic Beach Boardwalks

MiniTime | Posted 09.22.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

Saltwater taffy, carnival rides, and old-school fun are back on the upswing in classic beach towns whose boardwalks can make you feel like you've stepped into a time machine. Here are seven classic boardwalk towns that go out of their way to entice families,

Is Competitive Eating Too Sexy for the 4th of July?

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 09.07.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Someone who can fit sixty-eight wieners in his mouth must be confident in his sexuality, however, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, in a July 4th burst, irrevocab...

5 U.S. Theme Parks Under $50

Budget Travel | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

With Disney parks recently raising their ticket prices to $89 for a single-park one day ticket -- Universal Studios is just as bad -- now is the perfect time to start thinking about smaller, regional theme parks where you can get your adrenaline fix for less.

69!

Posted 07.04.2013 | Weird News

We have a wiener. The annual Nathan's hot-dog eating contest was a cake walk for six-time defending champing Joey Chestnut who downed 69 frankfurte...

Astrotower Swaying Reports Force Coney Island Park To Close For Examination

AP | JON GERBERG and JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 09.02.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — It's New York City's version of American as apple pie: hot dogs, a heart-racing turn on the Cyclone or a scenic spin on the Wonder Wh...

Things To Do At 68: The 31st Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade!

Sandi Bachom | Posted 08.24.2013 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

It was midnight before my very first (and the 30th Annual) Coney Island Mermaid Parade when I discovered I was going to have to wear a costume if I intended to film it. "You can't look normal," a friend said. "Be a pirate!"

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...