Coney Island

While the attractions and bathing suit styles may have changed over the years, the laid-back summer vibes have not.
Nice, I think. But not today. Across the water, I can see the end of my walk. The Piscataqua River, Seavey Island with its
Another Year, Another All-New Ripley’s Annual Ripley’s has spent the past year collecting the most unbelievable stories from
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is heralded as one of the nation's leading publicity events: The annual Coney Island happening
The world record holder ate 70 hot dogs in 10 minutes, beating defending champ Matt Stonie by 17 dogs.
Step 1. locate the perfect hot dog in 2016, on stage at July 4th while celebrating the birthright of America through competitive
With a free hand on the can and rarely a sketch, and an athletic kineticism that verges on dance, this artist is fully in
And at www.crazylegsconti.com Should I not survive the death-defying Wonder Wheel hot dog stunt, in lieu of flowers send
The parade is always held in such outrageous spirit, with costumes mainly inspired by the sea (and nudity), and with people of all colors, shapes and sizes. It's typically a blinding medley of color, craft and total craziness.
This is a modern version of the multi-mirror funhouse in mural form, and Coney Art Walls is bringing it again.
I grew up three miles from Bernie in a Brooklyn that is enjoying another moment in the sun, not that it was ever truly dark. Lately, however, the cognoscente have seemingly rediscovered my native borough, driving up real estate prices and populating the byways with exotic fare.
I am decades older now than I was on that visit to Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island but fundamentally I am the same. I am still the hopeful romantic about my city, albeit now a warmer one with different flora, mountains, tastes and accents.
I myself adored geek culture when that was kind of a bad thing, so of course I have to ask Ralph about his animated (and notoriously rotoscoped!) adaptation of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings -- scripted by Peter Beagle, and a major influence on Peter Jackson & Co.'s live-action adaptation.
Picture book crafting challenges me to depict life in its simplest forms. At the same time the craft is multi-dimensional. I've always enjoyed paintings which tell several stories captured in a single frame.
"Why are you doing this?" I asked myself as I handed over $10 to enter the infamous Coney Island Side Show. After all, as a person of short stature, I could easily have been exhibited there not so long ago. Yet something about the concept intrigued me.
From 1894's "The Sidewalks of New York" to 1940's "Give My Regards to Broadway" and beyond, some songs have become closely linked to the mythology of New York. There are even two hit songs (from 1944 and 1977) entitled "New York, New York."
When I was in junior high school I excelled in literature and math. You know -- fractions, algebraic equations, and Venn diagrams.  Economics, not so much. Too many theories, too abstract.  It wasn't concrete.