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Dispatch | Delivering Aid to Those Hardest Hit

Sunday, November 04, 2012

On the fourth floor of 2727 Surf Avenue, a dapper man in his 70s tried to retain a sense of normalcy. He answered the door wearing a matching vest and tie, his gray hair smoothed neatly back. The living room was a reflection of its occupant: neat and tidy.

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After Delays, Coney Island Gets a Zipline

Monday, July 30, 2012

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Coney Island’s zip line ride was supposed to debut in the beginning of July. What’s been holding it up? Well, according to Patrick Ingram, owner of a Michigan-based zip line company, Category 5 Productions, it’s the city’s stringent requirements.

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Reigning Champs Win Hot Dog Chow Down

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Some major eating was underway in Coney Island thanks to the annual hot dog eating contest, where the two reigning champions ate their way to victory.

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The Takeaway

Joey Chestnut the Favorite for Annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

It's Independence Day, time for the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest on Coney Island. American Joey Chestnut broke records with his win last year and is again the favorite to win the infamous Mustard Belt.

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Coney Island's Operator Hopes 3rd Season is the Charm

Sunday, April 01, 2012

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A sure sign that spring is here is the sound of the of the Cyclone roller coaster rattling in Coney Island. The 2012 season officially begins on Sunday and will be operating on weekends until Memorial Day when the seaside amusement areas Luna Park and the Scream Zone open daily.

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WNYC News

Plastic Wood OK'd for Part of Coney Island Boardwalk

Monday, March 12, 2012

The New York City Public Design Commission voted to replace a stretch of the Coney Island boardwalk with concrete and synthetic wood, after a tense hearing Monday in which residents and preservationists expressed their staunch opposition to the proposed plan.

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Features

Chasing Crime With a Spot News Photographer

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

In honor of the latest Weegee photo exhibit at the International Center of Photography, titled Murder Is My Business, WNYC tagged along with a modern crime photographer from the New York Daily News to see how shooting for the tabloids has changed from the days when Weegee was shooting lurid images of fresh murders and breaking news.

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WNYC News

Niche Market | Pigeons

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market takes a peek inside a different specialty store and showcases the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.

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Features

Markowitz Not Pleased About New Home for Seaside Concerts

Monday, May 23, 2011

Looks like Marty Markowitz’s epic battle against two Coney Island synagogues is over -- for now.

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WNYC News

Coney Island's Scream Zone Set to Open Saturday, Needs 'Finishing Touches'

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Despite the fanfare surrounding the unveiling of Coney Island's Scream Zone Wednesday, the park's opening has been set for Saturday, officials said.

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Look | Coney Island Unveils First New Roller Coaster in 84 Years

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

PHOTOS. Coney Island unveiled its first new roller coaster since the iconic Cyclone opened in 1927 on Wednesday.

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WNYC News

Coney Island Businesses Banding Together to Take on Landlord

Sunday, December 19, 2010

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The businesses on the Coney Island boardwalk that were asked to vacate last month say they'll be around in the new year and beyond.

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Coney Island Businesses Mobilize in Attempt to Remain Open

Thursday, November 04, 2010

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Longtime boardwalk businesses in Coney Island are putting up one last fight in an attempt to stay open. Several businesses were recently denied lease renewals by the company that controls the boardwalk and operates the new Luna Park amusement area.

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Businesses on the Coney Island Boardwalk Receive Their Marching Papers

Monday, November 01, 2010

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Many longtime shops, eateries and concessions on the Coney Island Boardwalk will close next season.

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WNYC News

Circus Clowns Aspire to “The Greatest Show on Earth”

Friday, July 30, 2010

Would-be clowns didn't run away to join the circus Friday morning - they took the subway to Coney Island. That’s where 17 bright-eyed performers auditioned to be clowns for Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey. One applicant had just finished a ten-year career with a ballet company.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alerts: Harlem

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Austin garage punk trio play the Siren Music Festival at Coney Island Saturday. Download their fun, jangly tune "Gay Human Bones."

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WQXR News

Luna Park Opens at Coney Island

Friday, May 28, 2010

Coney Island's new amusement park opens this weekend.

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WNYC News

Taking the Plunge in the New Year

Monday, January 04, 2010

In 1966 Mao Zedong took a legendary swim in the Yangtze river. The famous swim came on the eve of the Cultural Revolution and was meant to show that Mao was still a leader with great vitality and strength, and among other things, vigorously healthy. And here in ...

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Studio 360

Boat of Car

Friday, December 28, 2007

They Might Be Giants perform another tune from Studio 360’s day at the beach.

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Studio 360

They Might Be Giants

Friday, December 28, 2007

A few years ago Studio 360 spent the day at Coney Island with the Brooklyn-based indie rockers: They Might Be Giants. After a morning on the sand, they set up their instruments at the Coney Island Museum and they played this

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