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Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest

...on Saturday by upsetting Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island, breaking Chestnut's bid for a ninth straight victory.Stonie, 23, who finished second last year, downed 62 hot...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-04/matt-stonie-tops-joey-chestn
Once a sideshow, former preemies praise doctor years later

...renegade doctor who put her in a Coney Island sideshow when she was just days old...the Atlantic City boardwalk and Coney Island's Luna Park. Couney invited...exhibit with "live babies" at Coney Island's Luna Park in 1903. By the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/people/2015-08-09/once-sideshow-former-preemie
Postcards from frequent travelers pile up

...Syble Thomas, of Jackson, sent a card from Arkansas. Nancy and David Frazier, of Martinez, sent a funny card from Coney Island.And (I hope I get this right) Bob and Lucille Weldon and Heather Jones where having a great time in San Francisco...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-11/postcards-frequent-travelers-
World's Fair sites still a part of Queens

...children 3-12, $5.CAROUSEL: The carousel dates to the early 1900s and was brought to Queens for the 1964 fair from Coney Island. Outside the zoo, it is open weekends and school holidays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., $3. OUTDOOR SCULPTURES...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-04-19/worlds-fair-sites-still-part-queens
Chestnut wins hot dog eating contest again at Conley Island

...loss."Chestnut took a quick timeout before the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island to make it official with his longtime girlfriend, Neslie Ricasa, who is also a competitive eater.In the women's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-04/chestnut-wins-hot-dog-eating-cont
Welfare rules target booze, tattoos, lottery tickets

...get off, when others abuse the system," said state Sen. Thomas Libous, a Republican. Ann Valdez of Brooklyn's Coney Island section said it's "crazy" for the government to be dictating where people spend their assistance instead of creating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-07-19/welfare-rules-target-booze-t
Lock out Bubba, among others

...said.HOT DOGS: Here's a lockout that needs to end. Six-time champion Takeru Kobayashi remains banned from the Coney Island Fourth of July hot dog eating contest because he refuses to sign a contract with Major League Eating.TIGER WOODS...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2011-07-03/lock-out-bubba-among-others
Pretty Things Peepshow is throwback attraction

...eye-opening thing -- and empowering." CONEY ISLAND, BABY When the Pretty Things hit...partnership with the New York-based Coney Island brewery and sells assorted bottles...Here's a quick look at three of the Coney Island brews. Coney Island Lager Smooth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/11/26/ent_557097.shtml
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Finalist: The Jeremy Graham Band

...York for a 9-11 rescuers memorial. "I had been up to New York to visit the Wall of Remembrance in Brooklyn, in Coney Island," he said. "Every Easter they rededicate it, and I found myself up there, looking at those faces. It really fired...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/13/mus_143495.shtml
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Fans not over Dodgers' move

...professional baseball back to the borough. The minor league affiliate of the New York Mets now plays at the $39 million Coney Island stadium. McDevitt, who lives in Atlanta, said, "You don't know what it means until later, until now." Some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/06/25/bas_133574.shtml
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