Friday, July 8, 2011
The B&B Carousell, which is in the process of being restored, is slated to be back in action in Coney Island in a couple of years. Three years ago the 89-year-old Bishoff & Brienstein Carousell was transported to Ohio for the restoration work following the city’s purchase of the historic ride for $1.8 million in 2005. A Brooklyn Eagle article about the carousel noted the following: “The B & B Carousell dates from 1919 and is 45 feet wide and 20 feet tall. In addition to its 50 horses, the carousel features two dragon-themed, four-seat chariots, a 66-key band organ, a brass ring machine, and original carved, painted rounding boards, mirrors and scenery panels.” A rep from the Coney Island Development Corporation says that restoration is still ongoing and “it is expected to return to Coney Island in the late spring of 2013.” You can see a short video of the work being done to the B&B here.
Photo by Spatch.
Posted by Rubys Host at 10:25 AM
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Once again it's that time for the Nathans "Hot Dog Eating Competition" on July 4, 2010. Nathans is getting ready for July 4th International Hot Dog Eating Competition. A new mural has been unveiled on the Official Countodwn Board on Stillwell Ave, the site of the Orginal Nathans Hot Dog Stand.
Takeru Kobayashi is currently not scheduled to compete in the 2010 Nathan’s Famous July Fourth Hot Dog Eating Contest.
Nathans Recap of 2009: Joey Chestnut today won the Nathan's Famous July Fourth International Eating Contest by eating 68 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes, 3 1/2 more than Takeru Kobayashi of Japan, his arch-rival. http://nathansfamous.com/PageFetch/getpage.php?pgid=38
Posted by Rubys Host at 5:29 PM
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
World famous Amos Wengler sings his smash hit - The Mermaid Parade on the boardwalk at Coney Island way back in 1989. This is the "Theme Song" for the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade. This is from the documentary film Mermaids on Parade by Terry Murphy.
Amos Wengler the "Truobadore" of Coney Island is a yearly guest of Nathans to perform at their famous "Hot Dog Eating Contest". His famous song "Hot Dogs" is a sing along crowd pleaser.