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Events The Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest kicked off Saturday.
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Visitors swarmed Coney Island on Saturday to check out the magnificent castles, fearsome sea creatures, and cartoonish monsters taking shape on the beach for the 25th annual sand sculpting contest. Nearly 100 families signed up to participate — the biggest turnout in the competition’s history, according to News 12 Brooklyn. Rich Demand, who helped his friend…

Arts & Music A sand sculpture from last year's competition.
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Interested in looking at art but don’t want to be stuck indoors? Head to the beach at Coney Island this Saturday, August 15, where some top-tier sand sculpters, as well as a few amateur enthusiasts and their families, will be digging, piling, molding, and carving the beach’s coarse granules into architectural marvels. This year’s Coney…

Food & Drink Frog legs have been on the menu at Nathan's original Coney Island location since 1958.
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There are more than a few oddities waiting to be found in Coney Island. Many of them are stubborn holdouts from an earlier era, before national franchises like Applebee’s and the soon-to-open Checkers started encroaching on the area’s distinct carnival atmosphere. One of those peculiarities is surely the fried frog legs at the original Nathan’s…

Arts & Music filming for Vinyl on Surf Avenue.
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https://youtu.be/n2irZnQMovI The film crews that shut down a section of Surf Avenue, near Luna Park, Tuesday evening were shooting a scene for “Vinyl,” the new HBO show produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, and production is expected to continue on Wednesday, according to the Coney Island Blog. The show, which debuts in 2016, stars Bobby…

Health From NYCEDC's presentation on the Coney Island Creek Resiliency Study.
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Residents scorned some of the initial assessments presented on Thursday for a flood barrier in Coney Island Creek, arguing the city was pushing a proposal that did more to boost tourism than address the waterway’s longstanding pollution problem. “I really think this is a boondoggle of monumental importance,” said Ida Sanoff, a Brighton Beach resident and executive…

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