New York City is crowded, cramped, expensive and dirty. In summertime, the walk down subway stairs often feels like a descent into a Gila monster's mouth. In the winter, exhaust and dog-stained snow piles turn the streets to grim, dim, narrow canyons. There are rats with the size and agility of house cats, the transit system is often thwarted by mild rainstorms, and Donald Trump is allowed to roam about as he pleases.
Health advisories were issued for four beaches in New York City Thursday evening as wastewater from a plant continued to discharge into the Hudson River, according to a press release from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
Competitive eater Joey "Jaws" Chestnut proved himself the official top dog of the hot dog-eating world when he ate 62 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes at the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on Monday, but his archnemesis Takeru Kobayashi crushed Chestnut's world record at an off-site event where he pounded down 69 hot dogs and buns.
World hot dog eating record holders Joey "Jaws" Chestnut and Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas engaged in a pre-meet stare down Friday as they weighed in for the annual Nathan's July Fourth hot dog eating contest.
Ah, our magnificent Independence Day approaches. The Fourth of July! Flags flying -- the old red-white-and-blue. Patriotic parades, family picnics, fireworks and oh, no! Ugh! The Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest.
The Nathan's Famous hot dog-eating contest has always separated the men from the boys, as far as eating competitions go, but this year it will separate the men from the women -- with separate challenges for the sexes.
Now that those awful soccer horns have finally stopped blowing, could we please maybe all quiet down and perhaps just have some nice, subdued games? Good grief, has sports ever endured such a summer of excess? Everything has been overdone, over-long, over-emphasized, over the top. And, of course, most of it has been foisted on us, relentlessly, by the television network of which sports is now a wholly-owned subsidiary: ESPN ... or, more accurately: ExcessPN.
From sea to shining sea, as the song goes, Americans are celebrating Independence Day in a variety of ways Sunday, from the traditional barbecue to a decades-old hot dog eating contest at New York's Coney Island.
A 13-year-old teenager with Asperger's syndrome spent 11 days in October wandering New York's vast subway system until a police officer recognized him from a missing persons' poster, according to police and the youth's mother.
Lance Stephenson, the leading scorer in New York high school history, signed a financial aid agreement with Cincinnati Tuesday. Since he has not inked a National Letter of Intent, other colleges can still recruit him and the commitment is non-binding.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Less than two minutes into his Public Schools Athletic League semifinal, Lance Stephenson, the leading scorer in New York schoolboy history, pilfers a cross-court pass and pushes the ball up the middle. Inside a stuffy Carnesecca Arena, the one they call "Born Ready" looks back at a defender and gauges his lead. No Boys & Girls High player can catch him. His Abraham Lincoln High teammates stop near half court and watch. Approaching the rim, the 6-foot-6, 200-pound wunderkind wags his tongue and elevates for a thundering right-handed dunk.
This is going to shock you, so make sure you're sitting down when you read it. I don't care about US vs. the World in the Ryder Cup Golf. Never have been inspired by Old Glory flying over the golf course. Here's another observation, before we get into the rather grainy business of placing 32 NFL teams in proper marching order: Listening to Jaws and Tony Korn describing the Monday nighter, like a bunch of giddy teenage girls riding the Cyclone in Coney Island, just took me away from the game and made it hard to concentrate.
there is an undercurrent of tension surrounding the Brooklyn beachfront
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Surrounded by younger fans focusing their cell phone cameras on him and trailed by one camcorder late Saturday night at the Sovereign Bank Arena, Lance Stephenson Jr. appeared to be getting along swimmingly in his fishbowl.
Hot dog history was made this Fourth of July, with Joey Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., shattering records - including his own - and winning the Yellow Mustard Belt at the 2007 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
The Dog Day of July is nearly here, and there's still no official word on whether six-time Yellow Belt winner Takeru Kobayashi of Japan will participate in Wednesday's annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island.
Joey Chestnut was like any other nervous 23-year-old on a first date as he drove to San Francisco with Nikki, a fellow San Jose State student he'd met at a party earlier that week. The two hit it off instantly. She was immediately attracted to how normal and down to earth he seemed. Though the choice of venue for the couple's first date -- a wing eating contest -- was a little odd, she loved sports and had never witnessed people eat so much so quickly. Little did she know that her date would soon be the king of the competitive-eating jungle. As the night drew to a close, Joey had a confession for his date: "I took you here for a reason. This is what I do."
New York City loves it some baseball. So people in the Big Apple should be blowing off work a little early this week, hopping on the "D" train and riding it all the way to hardball heaven in ... Coney Island?
and pamper yourself with an unforgettable weekend in New York City. Or you can spend a full week kicking back at one of the plush resorts that dot the American West. Either option will set you back the same $5,000. The first one delivers more anything-can-happen excitement and variety. The second promises more of the one thing children don't add to your life: free time. --DONNA ROSATO AND KATE ASHFORD ...
Takeru Kobayashi, the 137-pound Japanese man universally proclaimed the world's greatest eater, successfully defended his hot dog-eating title at the "Olympics of Competitve Eating" in Coney Island this Fourth of July.
The focus of security concerns shifted coasts Thursday from Times Square's confetti-filled atmosphere at midnight to the chilly but flowery Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, where police officials said they expected no damper on the day's festivities, despite the nationwide orange terror alert.