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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

dnainfo.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

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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

dnainfo.com | 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...

'Black Widow' Stuffs Competition In Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 09.03.2012 | Weird News

NEW YORK — Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest at Coney Island, downing 68 dogs and buns on Wednesday to ...

PHOTOS: Coney Island's Cyclone Celebrates 85th Anniversary

AP | ALEX KATZ | Posted 08.29.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- The ride begins with two train cars, filled with as many as 24 passengers, cautiously trekking up a hill of wooden tracks. The rattle of t...

PHOTOS: The Mermaid Parade In Coney Island

Posted 06.25.2012 | New York

Mermaids strolled along Surf Avenue under sunny skies Saturday for the 30th Annual Mermaid Parade. Many wore elaborate costumes, many wore barely anyt...

VINTAGE PHOTOS: How New Yorkers Used To Escape The Heat

Posted 06.23.2012 | New York

The heat wave subsided slightly on New York Friday afternoon, with thunderstorms and rain bringing in cool(ish) air. As temperatures rose upwards of 9...

Fairy Tale Fairs

Posted 06.22.2012 | Arts

Summer has officially begun, and a trip to the county fair is right at the top of our list of activities to best soak up the sun. If you, like us, hav...

Miniature Paper Cities

Posted 06.14.2012 | Arts

Although big cities offer plenty of opportunities and perks unavailable in less populated locales, sometimes all the hustle and bustle can get a bit o...

WATCH: 7 Unusual Summer Breaks In The States

Tripfilms | Posted 08.04.2012 | Travel
Tripfilms

We've selected seven spots from around the U.S. that will offer you that much needed break and a unique experience to boot.