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Behind famed hot dog contest, a whopper of a legend

Nathan's Famous may be in the hot dog business, but for decades they've been peddling a whopper. Showmen behind Nathan's annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest have long claimed the tradition began in 1916 as a showdown between patriotic immigrants on the Coney Island boardwalk. … Full Article
 

Jose Reyes, playing for Brooklyn Cyclones, cheered in 1st minor league game since rejoining Mets

Jose Reyes was a big hit with fans in his return to New York. The longtime Mets star received a warm welcome from the crowd and played errorless defense at a new position Sunday in his first minor league game since rejoining the organization. … Full Article
 

Bay Ridge lawyer helps autistic teens go to prom

The 86th Street Kiwanis Club of Bath Beach helped make some dreams come true for a group of autistic high school students on Tuesday night as it hosted a Dream Prom at Sirico's on 13th Avenue in Bensonhurst. … Full Article
 

Mermaid Parade floats through Coney Island

Hundreds of mermaids, pirates and other fanciful sea creatures took to Surf Avenue on Saturday for the 34th annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island. … Full Article
 

Treyger lauds post-Sandy shoreline restoration

The completion of a major project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to strengthen the Coney Island shoreline against future natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy is a great step, but more work needs to be done, according to Councilmember Mark Treyger. … Full Article
 

Army Corps announces completion of Sea Gate reach of Coney Island Shore Protection Project

Col. David Caldwell, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District, announced on Monday the completion of the Sea Gate Reach of the Coney Island Shore Protection Project. Caldwell was joined by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, U.S. Rep. … Full Article
 

Brighton Boardwalk reopens in time for beach season

Brighton Beach residents and visitors have their boardwalk back. A project by the New York City Parks Department to renovate sections of the boardwalk in Brighton Beach was completed in time for the opening of the beach season. … Full Article
 

Coney Island landmarks, present and (we hope) future

O beloved Boardwalk — you should be a city landmark. For almost a century, you've been the scene of salt air and summer dreams in the People's Playground. … Full Article
 

What happens next at the Shore Theater?

When will prep work start on the adaptive reuse of Coney Island's Shore Theater? Stay tuned. … Full Article
 

Stringer to city: Grant Coney Island Boardwalk landmark status

Comptroller Scott Stringer has thrown his support behind an effort led by Coney Island Councilmember Mark Treyger to push the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission to declare the iconic Riegelmann Boardwalk an official city landmark. … Full Article
 

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