The Great Hot Dog Debate May Be Over

Last month, we mentioned a debate going on where a bunch of different celebrities was asked whether they believed a hot dog is a sandwich. The colorful responses largely agreed that a hot dog is not a sandwich, with a few people like EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) winner Rita Moreno believing that a hot dog is “absolutely” a sandwich. But then what happens when one of the most well-known makers of hot dogs in the world chooses to agree with Rita Moreno? Indeed, none other than Oscar Mayer recently declared that the hot dog is indeed a sandwich,...

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Major Plans for Coney Island Parking Lot

For those of you with young children that have been to Coney Island, you may have noticed Surf Playground at Surf Avenue and West 25th Street and the parking lot next to it. This spot has remained empty for years but it is finally receiving a major facelift courtesy of The Parks Department, which has secured funding to turn the area into an area for exercise and recreation after a year-long design process. Once the upgrades are complete, future visitors will find a synthetic turf field, a track for walking, fitness equipment for adults, a walking track for adults, and...

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Coney Island in Film

Coney Island’s history goes back for several decades and it has since achieved a status as one of the most iconic and well-known places in the country. With its legendary status, it frequently makes appearances in pop culture across mediums such as books, music, movies, and more. Let’s explore a couple of these. Before it achieved its status as a cult classic, the 1979 film The Warriors was based on a novel by the same name released in 1965. One of the gangs featured prominently in the novel is the Coney Island Dominators. Coney Island is also mentioned in the...

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