Coney Island

Joey Chestnut poses for photographs during the weigh-in news conference for the Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest Thursday, July 3, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo)

Joey Chestnut wins 7th contest with record 69 dogs

NEW YORK (AP) – Joey Chestnut downed 69 franks and devoured his own record in the men’s Fourth of July hot dog eating contest while Sonya Thomas defended her title in the women’s competition. The […]

07/04/2013

(Photo: Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park via Facebook)

NYC’s Coney Island hopes for rebound after Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) — At the beginning of each tourist season, the entrepreneurs who pitch the thrill rides, hot dogs, sideshows and souvenirs at gritty Coney Island gather along its famous boardwalk to pray for two things: good weather and large crowds.

04/01/2013

Polar Bear Club

Hundreds ring in 2013 with icy plunge in NY waters

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of hardy swimmers rang in 2013 with a plunge into the icy sea off Brooklyn’s Coney Island, an area struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy.

01/01/2013