Coney Island

Woody Allen’s Ode to Coney Island Comes Out Today

Posted December 1, 2017 at 5:05 am

Here’s a chance to glimpse Coney Island in its halcyon days, courtesy of Woody Allen. If you missed Wonder Wheel at the closing of this year’s New York Film Festival, you don’t have to wait any longer to dive into the kaleidoscopic sights and sounds of the beloved amusement park. It’s out today. Allen has […]

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Wiener Classic: Feltman’s Hot Dogs Return to Coney Island After 63 Years

Posted April 25, 2017 at 5:08 am

The prodigal hot dog is returning to Coney Island. After two years of developing a buzz for the dearly departed dog, which included a pop up stint at the Parkside Lounge, opening the East Village outpost Feltman’s Kitchen, and getting the wiener on the Mikey’s Burger menu, proprietor Michael Quinn is ready to bring Feltman’s of Coney Island […]

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‘Famous Nathan’ Bringing Taste of Coney Island to City Lore Gallery Tomorrow

Posted April 27, 2016 at 10:33 am

Get your hot dogs here! City Lore has added some more Coney Island programming to its lineup.  This time, the advocates for grassroots cultures are presenting a screening of the 2014 documentary Famous Nathan. Directed by famous Nathan’s grandson, Lloyd Handwerker, the film chronicles both the personal and public history of the iconic Brooklyn eatery, Nathan’s Famous of Coney Island. It […]

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Experience the Coney Island Sideshow at City Lore Gallery

Posted January 19, 2016 at 10:36 am

City Lore is adding another performance to its recent Coney Island-inspired programming. Artist and performer Richard Eagan will showcase his experiences from a side of Coney not often caught by the public eye. His resume includes show barker, weight guesser and game operator – all of which are set to make an appearance in this […]

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Coney Island’s Spookhouse Headed to the Lower East Side this Week

Posted November 3, 2015 at 10:28 am

The allure of Coney Island is making its way toward the Lower East Side, in the form of a tribute to the artistic renaissance hatched in the 1980s and 1990s. The creative institutions we now hold near and dear to our hearts – the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the Spookhouse and Burlesque – will be featured […]

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Ron English Mural on the Bowery Graffiti Wall Was Finally Violated

Posted June 10, 2015 at 5:13 am

It’s a rite of passage for all street artists who decorate the world famous Bowery graffiti wall. That of getting tagged to shit. Following this trend, the latest artwork – “All American Temper Tot” by Ron English – was finally vandalized earlier this week. There are a bunch of scrawls beneath the so-called tot, plus […]

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Date Set for Coney Island’s 2014 Mermaid Parade

Posted January 29, 2014 at 10:03 am

Mark your calendars – The 31st Coney Island Mermaid Parade has officially announced its 2014 date, and the registration is currently live for participants. Last year, this colorful seaside tradition was treading in deep waters, thanks to Hurricane Sandy. But with a successful internet crowdsourcing campaign and a benefit concert headlined by Amanda Palmer, enough […]

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Recap: 30th Annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island [PHOTOS]

Last modified June 24, 2013 at 10:46 am

Saved from the brink of disaster, the Mermaid Parade returned to Surf Avenue in Coney Island on Saturday for the thirtieth year.

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Warby Parker Gets All Coney Island with New Collection of Specs

Posted June 5, 2013 at 6:40 am

Here are some specs for you to lose while riding the Cyclone. The uber-popular Warby Parker is now cashing in on Coney Island cool with its new Ocean Avenue collection of budget frames. Both eyeglasses and sunglasses, “inspired by New York City in the 1970s and 1980s.” To coincide with the launch, Warby Parker also […]

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Amanda Palmer Headlining Mermaid Parade Benefit at Bowery Ballroom

Last modified May 15, 2013 at 7:51 pm

With just under three weeks remaining on the Kickstarter campaign, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade has reach nearly half its $100,000 goal. Now, a benefit is happening.

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