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5 Things You Did Not Know About Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

There’s probably a lot you don’t know about the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest so here are five things that may surprise you.

07/03/2014

Suspect wanted in connection with a Coney Island shooting that injured 10-year-old boy (Credit: CBS 2)

Man Charged In Coney Island Shooting That Wounded 2, Including 10-Year-Old Boy

A suspect was charged late Wednesday in connection with a shooting left that two people – including a 10-year-old boy — wounded in Coney Island, Brooklyn this past weekend.

07/03/2014

Police said a man shot and wounded two people in a Brooklyn iron mill, and shot and killed himself after a standoff with officers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: Man Shoots 2, Kills Self In Brooklyn As Violent Weekend Spills Into Monday

Monday morning’s incidents came after 21 shootings over the weekend in all five boroughs.

06/30/2014

Shooting in Coney Island injuries 10-year-old boy on June 28, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: 10-Year-Old Boy Shot In Coney Island

The shooting happened just after 7 p.m. Saturday on Mermaid Avenue, CBS 2 reported.

06/28/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio, his wife and children at Coney Island's Mermaid Parade on June 21, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

City’s ‘First Children’ Serve As King & Queen At Brooklyn’s Mermaid Parade

Hundreds of thousands of spectators gathered for the 32nd annual event in Coney Island Saturday.

06/21/2014

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5 Best Eating and Drinking Events This Weekend

Celebrate the start of the city’s hottest season, as well as the longest night of the year, by participating in one or all of our picks for the best eating, drinking, and merrymaking events this weekend. Best of all? Every single event is free!

06/20/2014

The Switchback Railway roller coaster at Coney Island, which debuted on June 16, 1884. (Credit: Public Domain)

130 Years Ago Monday: First U.S. Roller Coaster Opens At Coney Island

One hundred thirty years ago Monday, the very first roller coaster in the U.S made its debut at Coney Island.

06/16/2014

Rendering of new Thunderbolt Roller Coaster. (credit: NYCEDC)

Thrill Seekers Head To Coney Island For Opening Of New ‘Thunderbolt’ Roller Coaster

The ceremony began with a ribbon cutting at Luna Park, where the new ride replaced the original wooden Thunderbolt.

06/14/2014

Marcell Dockery being led by police on Monday, April 7, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Teen Charged With Murder In Coney Island Fire That Killed Cop Due In Court

Marcell Dockery, 16, faces second-degree murder, arson, assault and reckless endangerment charges.

05/29/2014

Two rides at Coney Island (credit: CBS 2)

Coney Island Thrill Seekers Embrace ‘Perfect’ Weather

The Coney Island boardwalk and beaches all around were buzzing Sunday.

05/25/2014

Thrill seekers enjoy a day at Luna Park on its 2014 opening day April 13. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Wet Weather Puts Small Damper On Memorial Day Outings

Coney Island was among the many local beaches and boardwalks that was open for business this Memorial Day Weekend.

05/24/2014

FILE -  People enjoy the beach at Coney Island. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Coney Island Ceremony Marks Kickoff Of Summer Season In NYC

At a ceremony Thursday morning, officials announced city beaches will open at 10 a.m. Saturday for the Memorial Day weekend.

05/22/2014

Officer Rosa Rodriguez is released from the hospital on May 19, 2014. (credit: Don Champion/CBS 2)

Rosa Rodriguez, Cop Critically Hurt In Coney Island Fire, Released From Hospital

Dozens of NYPD officers lined up outside Weill Cornell Medical Center clapped as Officer Rosa Rodriguez was released after spending six weeks in the hospital.

05/19/2014

Rosa Rodriguez (Credit: CBS 2)

Officer Injured In High-Rise Fire Set To Be Released From The Hospital

Sunday was set to be the last night in the hospital for a police officer who nearly died in a high-rise fire on Coney Island.

05/18/2014

Rosa Rodriguez (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Sources: Police Officer Critically Injured In Coney Island Fire To Be Released From Hospital

Rosa Rodriguez, 36, is set to be released from the hospital on Monday, CBS 2 reported.

05/17/2014

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