Coney Island Boardwalk Becomes a Landmark

Last week, on what was the 95th anniversary of its opening, the Coney Island Boardwalk was fittingly recognized as a New York City landmark. The Landmark Preservation Commission voted unanimously to designate arguably one of the most famous waterfront promenades in the world. It has certainly had its share of hardships throughout history; sections of the boardwalk have been changed due to wear and tear and especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Many advocates have said that while the boardwalk and area have changed, it carries a cultural and social significance that still remains vital to the borough and city....

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Takeru Kobayashi Prefers Five Star Feltman’s Hot Dogs

The positive press for Feltman’s of Coney Island keeps rolling in! This time around, it’s coming from the New York Daily News, one of the most widely circulated daily newspapers in the country. Also known simply as Daily News, it’s won more than ten prestigious Pulitzer Prizes throughout its history, which began when it was founded in 1919. Titled “Feltman's of Coney Island wants to team up with competitive eater Kobayashi to take on Nathan's Famous”, the Daily News article discusses the beef (pun intended) that’s developed with the other well-known hot dog company. You’ll also get to read more...

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A Brief History of Coney Island

The Coney Island we know today has become synonymous with amusement parks, its status as a summer hotspot, and for being the home of the original hot dog. If you delve into its history, it’s an enriching and fascinating story of luxury hotels, strange sights, and more. At one point in its history, Coney Island was a resort paradise. In 1829 the first ever hotel was built, dubbed the Coney Island House. In the 1830s and 1840s well-to-do vacationers arrived in increasingly large numbers, transported by then upscale means which included carriages. Soon thereafter, more upscale hotels emerged such as...

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