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New York Primary: Who's First to be Photographed Eating a Hot Dog at Nathan's?

The presidential candidates ate cheese curds in Wisconsin, now it’s time to chow down on hot dogs in Coney Island! As New York’s three-term Republican governor, Nelson Rockefeller, famously said in 1966, “No one can hope to be elected in this state without being photographed eating a hot dog at Nathan’s Famous.” 503 more words



Take me back to Coney Island, the Coney Island I remember from when I was a child.

I want to be on the Boardwalk. I want to sniff the air full of the aroma of spicy exotic food, pop corn and hotdogs.  143 more words


Coney Island, New York

Coney Island is by far the weirdest place I’ve ever been. I’m aware that my excessive use of hyperbole means that I’m often not taken seriously, but really this time – it’s so creepy.   124 more words


Coney Island, Brooklyn

Have you heard of it? Coney Island is one of the best kept secrets of Brooklyn. Hidden in the southern most part of the borough, … 1,159 more words


Life on the Water - From Hot Dogs to Hurricanes

Why does it take a natural disaster or a crisis to inspire people to come together and take care of one another?  Mike and I pondered this question.  292 more words

Jennifer Fritch

They Can’t Kill Coney Island

Coney Island is a celebrated place in the lore of both New York City and America. It’s the place that gave us hot dogs, freak shows, … 564 more words

Notes From A Polite New Yorker