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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

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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 | 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

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

Brooklyn Cyclones To Hold Hipster-Themed 'Williamsburg Night'

Posted 05.29.2012 | New York

The Brooklyn Cyclones, New York's beloved Coney Island-based minor league baseball team, are devoting a game to the city's most hipster-y hood. At...

50 years Of Coney Island Photos From Neighborhood Shutterbug

Posted 05.26.2012 | New York

Abe Feinstein has been photographing Coney Island for nearly 50 years. As an employee of Camera Barn in Manhattan, Feinstein had access to all sorts o...

Eat A Coney Dog Like It's 1917

Posted 05.23.2012 | Detroit

Detroiters will gather downtown Wednesday to wish one of the city's legends a happy birthday as American Coney Island celebrates 95 years in business ...

WATCH: Super Sweet 'Coney Island Love Letter'

Posted 04.23.2012 | New York

As the iconic wooden planks of Coney Island boardwalk prepare to be ripped out for a very plastic transformation, a touching short is paying tribute t...

Not Just Any Old Hot Dog: The History Of Detroit's Coney Islands

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.02.2012 | Detroit

A Michigan food tradition finally gets the memorial it deserves with this week's official release of "Coney Detroit," a mouth-watering coffee table bo...


Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 05.13.2012 | New York
Roslyn Bernstein

The boardwalk I knew and loved was not one of concrete; nor was it one of plastic-laminated wood.

Controversial Coney Boardwalk Plan Approved

Posted 03.13.2012 | New York

The Bloomberg-appointed New York City Public Design Commission voted to allow the Parks Department to change the Coney Island boardwalk forever Monday...

Astoria Characters: The Good-Bye Guy

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.29.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Tom Park has spent his career in the dry-cleaning business, and he lost a shop once before. But he's 49 now, and he didn't see this one coming.