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Coney Island Jet Skiers Search

Bodies Believed To Be Missing Jet Skiers Pulled From Waters Off Coney Island

Two bodies were pulled from the waters off Coney Island Friday afternoon, the day after a pair of jet skiers fell off their watercraft and vanished.

07/05/2013

The NYPD searches for a pair of jet skiers who went missing near Coney Island on Thursday. (Credit CBS 2)

Celebration Ends In Tragedy, Jet Skiers Disappear Off Of Coney Island

A July 4th celebration turned tragic in the waters off of Coney Island on Thursday when two jet skiers went missing.

07/04/2013

The Astrotower is disassembled in Coney Island on July 4, 2013. Officials decided to close Luna Park and sections of the boardwalk while workers take down the amusement tower which was seen precariously swaying.  (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Astrotower’s Demolition Sparks Concerns From Business Owners, Residents

Luna Park has reopened after a morning of construction sparked by the swaying Astrotower observation tower.

07/04/2013

(L to R) Tim Janus, Joey Chestnut, and Matt Stonie compete in the Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island on July 4, 2013. (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Nathan’s Crowns Chow Down Champs At Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut and Sonya Thomas have defended their titles and are once again walking away as hot dog eating champions.

07/04/2013

(credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Mobile Couch: Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest

About 40,000 people gathered to watch the annual hot dog eating extravaganza at Coney Island on Thursday. TV 10-55′s Alex Denis was there.

07/04/2013

The Astrotower at Coney Island is seen on July 2, 2013. (Photo: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Partial Demolition Of Coney Island Astrotower Set To Begin

Part of the iconic Astrotower at Coney Island will have to be demolished, after concerns about the tower’s structural stability prompted a shutdown of several amusements on the Brooklyn peninsula.

07/03/2013

Joey Chestnut (credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

Reigning Hot Dog Eating Champ Joey Chestnut Looks To Break Own World Record In Annual July 4 Contest

Weighing in at 210 pounds, six-time champion Joey Chestnut said he wants to down 70 hot dogs at the annual Coney Island event.

07/03/2013

Astrotower

Parts Of Coney Island’s Luna Park Closed Amid Stability Worries At Astrotower

The area around the iconic Astrotower on Coney Island was to remain closed until further notice, after the tower appeared to be swaying in the wind more than usual Tuesday.

07/02/2013

2013 Mermaid Parade

Mermaid Parade Steps Off On Coney Island

The annual Mermaid Parade stepped off on Coney Island Saturday – after organizers saved the event from the threat of being canceled.

06/22/2013

Coney Island In The Summer

Summer Kicks Off With Special Meaning For Sandy-Ravaged Areas

The weather Saturday was perfect for a summer kickoff, and nearly eight months after Superstorm Sandy, this season has very special meaning.

06/22/2013

Astroland At Coney Island In Final Summer Of Operation

Run A Ferry From Coney Island, Or Prevent Flooding? Neighbors Are Torn

Some neighbors on Coney Island would like to see a ferry connecting the Brooklyn peninsula to Manhattan, but a plan by the city could ensure that it never happens.

06/22/2013

A reveler at the 2008 Coney Island Mermaid Parade (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Coney Island Gets Ready For 31st Annual Mermaid Parade

As many as 750,000 people are expected to attend the event which will feature Judah Freidlander from “30 Rock” as King Neptune and Carole Radziwell from the “Real Housewives of New York” as Queen Mermaid.

06/21/2013

MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones (Photo by Al Bello/ Getty Images / Allsport)

Brooklyn Cyclones Open New Post-Sandy Chapter

The Brooklyn Cyclones have begun a new chapter on a new turf field on Coney Island, in a major symbol of revival from Superstorm Sandy.

06/18/2013

Blacktip Shark

Shark Gobbles Up 3 Fish In Tank At New Coney Island Applebee’s

Restaurants often install aquariums as an aesthetic expression of beauty and serenity, but last week, the fish tank at the new Applebee’s on Coney Island was anything but.

06/17/2013

NYPD Officer Jonas Guisao, recognized for his actions the night superstorm Sandy hit. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Coney Island Cop Recognized For Rescuing 7 People By Boat As Sandy Hit

Officer Jonas Guisao, a 20-year veteran of the force, works out of the 60th Precinct, which was destroyed when Sandy roared ashore.

06/12/2013

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