Brooklyn gave roller coaster fans something to scream about Saturday.
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.
Four New York City beaches were closed Monday, but wastewater from a nearby treatment plant has stopped discharging into the Hudson River, city health officials said.
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.
Joey Chestnut didn't set a new record but he chowed down 62 hot dogs and buns to win another Nathan's Championship.
Nathan's July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest creates marketing magic. CNN's Allan Chernoff reports.
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.
Record snowfall is digging deep holes in municipal budgets, forcing some towns to get creative. Mary Snow has more.
Storms cause a gas station canopy to collapse in St. Petersburg, Florida, trapping a woman in her car.
The 2010 U. S. Chicken Wing Eating champ is no hot dog -- not this year anyway.
A Japanese former hot dog eating champion walked out of a New York courtroom Thursday essentially a free man, provided he stays out of trouble for six months.
The competitive eater's attorney says he was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and trespassing.
The negotiations went right down to the wire.
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.
Takeru "The Tsunami" Kobayashi crashed the annual Nathan's Coney Island contest
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.
The runaway boy lived off food from newsstands before being reunited with his family
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.
Don Lerman set a record by eating seven sticks of salted butter in five minutes. During six years of competitive eating, he gained 100 pounds.
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.
Joey Chestnut is nicknamed a "god among eaters" after winning the Famous Famiglia World Pizza Eating Championship.
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.
At least seven people have been swept away by strong ocean currents in the New York City-Long Island area.
Three swimmers drowned and three were missing Saturday in two days of treacherous ocean currents at Long Island and New York City beaches
American Joey Chestnut remains top dog at the July 4th hot dog eating contest.
World-record holder and defending champion Joey "Jaws" Chestnut held on to his hot dog-eating title Friday in an unprecedented tie-breaker at Nathan's Famous Fourth of July contest.
This year, there is an undercurrent of tension surrounding the Brooklyn beachfront that has been an escape for generations of New Yorkers. The fight is over how to redevelop the nostalgic New York landmark
How a fairground staple became a Fourth of July spectacle
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.
I-Reporter Wendy Chao of Boston, Massachusetts, films a ride on New York's Cyclone roller coaster at Coney Island.
The quirky seaside expanse of Coney Island, which draws visitors from throughout the U.S. seeking out its colorful rides and freaky entertainers, may soon be losing one of its key attractions.
Woes plaguing the subprime mortgage market are spreading to junk bonds, according Bill Gross, manager of the world's largest bond fund.
A man standing on a walkway over the New York-New York casino gambling floor opened fire on the gamblers below early Friday, wounding four people
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."
It's that time of year again. Many Americans will dust off their grills to celebrate the 4th of July, wave flags and watch firework displays.
Takeru Kobayashi of Japan, the hot-dog eating champ of New York City's Coney Island, may be out of commission for next week's annual July 4th contest.
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?
Along the assembly line of time, the basketball greats from the Coney Island section of Brooklyn have left their footprints in the Island's sand.
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 ...
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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.
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In the classic Paul Newman movie, "Cool Hand Luke," the hero bets he can eat 50 hard-boiled eggs in an hour.
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America's top speed-eater wolfed down 38 lobsters in 12 minutes Saturday to win the World Lobster Eating Contest.
In his fourth victory in a row, a Japanese man retained his hot-dog-eating title Sunday by eating 53.5 of the wieners in 12 minutes.
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.
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