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Coney Island: Version 2.0

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

WNYC

As spring nears, Coney Island is preparing for another season. Luna Park, the amusement park at Coney Island, is looking to fill 100 more positions than last year at the park and in the concession stands.

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WNYC News

Coney Island Businesses Hurt By Rainy Summer

Monday, September 12, 2011

WNYC

Many longtime business owners in Coney Island said the wet, unpredictable weather this season resulted in a serious drop in revenue. The storms and evacuations this summer have left businesses scrambling.

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Features

Aretha Arrives: The Queen of Soul Sings First Brooklyn Concert

Thursday, August 04, 2011

On Thursday night, Aretha Franklin will perform at Coney Island for free as part of Marty Markowitz's Seaside Summer Concert Series.

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WNYC News

Look | A Peek at the Mermaid Parade 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Mermaids and mermen gathered in Brooklyn for Coney Island's annual Mermaid Parade on Saturday, marking the unofficial start of the summer each year since its start in 1983.

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The Arts File

29th Annual Mermaid Parade Comes to Coney Island

Friday, June 17, 2011

In this week's Arts File, Kerry Nolan speaks with Brooklyn borough historian Ron Schweiger about the past and present of the parade.

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WNYC News

Old and New Converge For Summer Season In Coney Island

Saturday, April 16, 2011

WNYC

The Cyclone, the Wonder Wheel and Ruby's Bar: they’re are all back in business as Coney Island opens for another season.

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WNYC News

Longtime Coney Island Business Turn To The Law For Help

Sunday, November 14, 2010

WNYC

Eight of the 9 businesses who were supposed to be packed and moved out of the Coney Island boardwalk by tomorrow are staying put for now and fighting their evictions.

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WNYC News

Hundreds Gather in Coney Island to Protest Closure of Boardwalk Businesses

Saturday, November 06, 2010

WNYC

There was a wake in Coney Island on Saturday for the handful of spots on the boardwalk that weren't granted new leases by Central Amusement International.

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WNYC News

Coney Island's Luna Park Rides High

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

WNYC

People are flocking to Coney Island this year in numbers not seen for almost half a century and the big draw is the area's newest attraction, Luna Park.

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WNYC News

America's First Fast Food: The Creation of the Coney Island Hot Dog

Monday, July 26, 2010

The history of Brooklyn can also be told through food, from Coney Island Red Hots to Junior's cheesecake. Here, Brooklyn Borough Historian Ron Schweiger tells WNYC's Kathleen Horan how a German immigrant named Charles Feltman (1841-1910) and a one-time employee of his, Nathan Handwerker (1892-1974), found success -- and rivalry -- by bringing America the frankfurter, or hot dog:

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