Denny's Delight in Coney Island has closed after sustaining $50,000 in damages after Hurricane Sandy. Denny's was known for its famous soft serve custard and funnel cakes. Owner Dick Zigun told Brooklyn Paper, "I'm as much of a fan of banana-pistachio ice cream as anybody else. I'm going to miss it. ... More >>
Ruby's Bar and GrillIn the latest chapter of the sorry saga unfolding on what remains of Coney Island, the Post reports that the city is considering moving the so-called Coney 8 -- eight longtime boardwalk businesses that include Ruby's Bar and Grill -- one block away from the boardwalk, to S ... More >>
Photo by Neil deMauseIn what's becoming a bit of a Coney Island tradition, City Hall officials shlepped out to Brooklyn in a slushstorm today to make the long-rumored announcement that the Italian firm Zamperla has been tapped to open a new amusement park in Coney to replace the dearly depart ... More >>
Photo (c) Robert Schaffer.
Dick Zigun is the artistic director of Coney Island USA. His Sideshows by the Seashore not only features the last "10 in One" sideshow, but showcases burlesque, houses a museum, and plays hosts to many events, including the Coney Island Film Festival, and is the headqua ... More >>
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Against all odds, there's actually working (sort of) WiFi in the city council chamber, so I'm going to attempt to liveblog today's final vote on the city's Coney Island rezoning plan. The council's land use committee gave its preliminary blessing last week, so the last ... More >>
This week the Save Coney Island crew gave a City Hall press conference to protest the proposed shrinkage of Coney's 60 acres of amusement to 12. ("When properly programmed, 12 acres is a sufficient space," says the New York City Economic Development Corporation.) They brought the usual suspects, in ... More >>
Joe Sitt's much-hyped Festival By The Sea, famed of story and subway ads, was supposed to have its grand opening this weekend, but it was called on account of rain. Or alleged rain: Total precipitation for Friday and Saturday was less than a tenth of an inch, so skeptics will be forgiven for wonderi ... More >>
There hasn't been much good news coming out of Coney Island of late, unless you count the news that Nathan's is staying put even if its building doesn't. So this morning's announcement by the city of a major press conference on "Coney Island redevelopment" at noon, featuring everyone from deputy ma ... More >>