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KT Tunstall talks Coney Island show, Tom Petty cover Special

Brooklyn - Grammy-nominated songstress KT Tunstall chatted with Digital Journal about her upcoming show at the Coney Island Amphitheater, and her Tom Petty cover of "I Won't Back Down."

Review: Chicago marvelous at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk Special

Brooklyn - On October 1, iconic rock group Chicago performed at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York.

Iration to play the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk

On June 16, reggae-influenced alternative rock band will be performing in Brooklyn, New York, along with headliners Slightly Stoopid.

France Joli to play at 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever

Brooklyn - On July 29, disco queen France Joli will be a part of the 40th anniversary celebration of "Saturday Night Fever." It is presented by Bobby Goodrich, Michelle Licata, Fever Entertainment and Brian Rosenberg.

Review: Rick Springfield rocks the Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn Special

Brooklyn - Grammy winner Rick Springfield headlined the Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn on August 18, and he delivered a rocking performance.

Review: Fifth Harmony puts on magical show at Coney Island Amphitheater Special

Brooklyn - On August 2, girl group Fifth Harmony performed at the Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, New York.

Hollywood Vampires to play Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn

Brooklyn - On July 10, Hollywood Vampires will be performing a live concert at the Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn.

Singer/songwriter Carol Lipnik is feeling 'almost back to normal' Special

The vocalist/composer/mermaid, whom The New York Times has called an "ethereal vocal phenomenon," is to perform a three-date residency at Joe's Pub in New York City starting next month. She discussed the shows and her latest album with Digital Journal.

Riders climb off after roller coaster breaks down

New York - The Cyclone roller coaster at Coney Island ended up breaking down, and the riders climbed off the ride in order to get down to safety.

U.S. One Wall National Handball Championships in Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn - The US one wall small ball championships are under way at Levy Park courts on Surf Avenue in Coney Island New York. This is the 53rd occurrence of the event that began September 25th and will continue through Sunday September 29th.

Mystery solved over dead shark found in NYC subway car

New York - The dead shark that was found riding the N train in NYC Wednesday morning started his journey on the beaches of Coney Island.

Orphaned walrus survives Sandy thanks to dedicated aquarium staff

New York - The New York Aquarium recently welcomed an orphaned walrus calf who was found by fishermen off the coast of Alaska this past summer.

Op-Ed: NYC’s sun worshippers kicked off summers’ start at Coney Island

Brooklyn - New York beaches have always been the most visited locations during Memorial Day weekend. Hands down, one famous Brooklyn beach destination, which is no other than Coney Island, is New Yorker's cheap perfect getaway.

Coney Island opens again

New York's Coney Island has reopened after years of being closed, decimated by fires and gangs. Sunday the famed Luna Park has reopenned.

Famed Strongman Dies at 104

The man who billed himself as "The Strongest Man In the World" died Monday at the age of 104. Joe Rollino who once lifted 3,200 pounds at famed Coney Island.

High-Priced Land Deal Could Bring Coney Island Back to NYC

New York City's Coney Island could be making a big,splashy return in the next few years. The city has decided to pay a developer who bought the land a few years ago and did nothing with it, $95.8 billion.

Op-Ed: The Hot Dog, An American Metaphor

Today, nothing screams American patriotism more loudly than Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, the man who just won that Nathan's Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest.

New York's Famed Amusement Park Adds New Attraction: Gitmo-Style Waterboarding

Known for its hotdogs and attractions, New York's Coney Island now has a waterboarding thrill to add to its list. Is it the expression of American art or does it border on inappropriate? After watching a convulsing prisoner, try the cotton candy.
 

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This Coney Island business was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
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