Have a hot dog or 60 at Coney Island
Oh good lord. Coney Island's Luna Park was evacuated late yesterday afternoon, after reports that a nearby ride, the bagel-on-a-stick-shaped AstroTower, was swaying and looked potentially unstable. Around 3:15 yesterday, the city's Office of Emergency Management tweeted that due to a "structural ... More >>
A fire has been reported prior to 11 a.m. this morning at 1310 Surf Avenue in Coney Island, Brooklyn, the home of Nathan's Famous, the frankfurter merchant. The building had been undergoing extensive repairs and renovation following Hurricane Sandy, and had not been yet opened for business. The fire ... More >>
Filipino joint Maharlika is holding a balut eating contest at their downtown location in the DeKalb Market. The squeamish need not apply. Balut is a fertilized duck egg--a duck embryo--common to Southeast Asia and usually eaten with salt, lemon juice, pepper, and mint leaves. If you get an egg tha ... More >>
It has not been a good year where Jewish breads and Coney Island are concerned.
As previously reported, a whole host of iconic Coney Island spots, including Ruby's bar and Shoot the Freak, lost their licenses last week, which means they'll have to leave their long-held premises so that new [read: more profitable] blood [read: "a very large sports bar"] can take over. Folks a ... More >>
You've probably heard that a number of Coney Island boardwalk businesses -- including iconic spots like Ruby's bar -- have lost their licenses. And this probably, if you're anything like us, makes you sad. Thor Equities has apparently given Ruby's just two weeks to vacate, according to Patell ... More >>
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The New York-New York Casino in Vegas is holding a competition between two guys, Vinny Red and Vinny Blue, one of whom will be chosen to serve as the casino's official Vinny, an "ambassador of fun" and "representative to interact with guests for information about the hotel." They unleashed this at ... More >>
Prince Roy/flickrIt may have missed out on the rabid pizza coverage of recent weeks, but Coney Island's Totonno's will be back in the game soon: Slice brings word that the 85-year-old pizzeria, which closed after a fire in March, is scheduled to re-open in late August.
Coney is still Coney
All politics is local, they say, so the New York Daily News covers the recent resignation of Pervez Musharref from the perspective of the Pakistani community in Coney Island, which seems pleased that the dictator has quit the Presidency.
Locked in a stalemate with a developer over the future of Coney Island, city officials unveiled a new vision for the area that seemingly solves the problem: Make the disputed land into parkland. The parcel of Coney that includes the much-beloved Astroland would keep its current amusement zoning bu ... More >>
The pirate ship will take flight again: In what seemed inconceivable only a few months ago, Astroland operator Carol Hill Albert and her landlord Thor Equities have agreed to a new lease that will keep the 45-year-old Coney Island institution open for another season. "I'm very pleased for my emplo ... More >>
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