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After a two month delay, Wahlburgers, the fast food franchise owned by Hollywood stars Donnie and Mark Wahlberg and their chef brother Paul, opened in Coney Island Monday. The new burger joint, located across the street from the original Nathan’s Famous on Stillwell Avenue, is part of an aggressive expansion by the franchise, which is being…

Business The new Wendy's on Brighton Beach Avenue.

The Baconator has come to Brighton Beach. Wendy’s opened its new location Thursday at 621 Brighton Beach Avenue, right below the Brighton Beach subway station. Residents and visitors can now stop by the fast food franchise’s new location to score a frosty on their way to the beach. Or enjoy a meal on the second floor seating…

Business Photo by Robert Fernandez

Breaking news! The McDonald’s at 3540 Nostrand Avenue no longer has balls. The fast food restaurant cleared out the ball pit recently, according to super-tipster Robert Fernandez, who sent in the photo above. It should come as no real surprise. McDonald’s and other fast food restaurants across the nation have been getting rid of ball…


First Starbucks. Then Red Mango. Now Chipotle Mexican Grill is headed to Kings Highway, replacing longtime clothing store Beverly Boutique at East 14th Street. Wooden fencing recently went up around 1325 Kings Highway, and permits were issued in late September allowing the interior to be reworked for the establishment of a Chipotle Mexican Grill. Since then,…

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THE BITE: After wrapping up my visit to the Brighton Jubilee this weekend, I walked up Coney Island Avenue and passed one the neighborhood’s staple Mexican joints, Tacos El Rey (3168 Coney Island Avenue). It had been a long time since my last visit, and I spotted a sign in the window declaring that the kitchen…

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It was just last week that Brennan & Carr was named one of New York City’s most iconic meat dishes by Eater NY. Was rival roast beef peddler Roll-N-Roaster (2901 Emmons Avenue) going to be ignored? C’mon. Nobody puts Roll-N-Roaster in a corner. They put them on “Best of” lists. Specifically, CBS News “Best of” lists,…

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THE BITE: Roll n Roaster (2901 Emmons Avenue, just west of Nostrand Avenue) is well known for its roast beef sandwiches, late night crowds and its 1970s television commercials. But it also sells Cheez burgers, fries and “freshly squeezed orangeade,” all of which are prominently touted on their take-out bags. Talking with friends, it seems that most folks…


Wow, talk about a survivor. Jimmy’s Famous Heros located at 1786 Sheepshead Bay Road (between Emmons Avenue and Shore Parkway) is celebrating its 75th anniversary all month long. Opened on February 1, 1938, Jimmy’s has survived the Great Depression, World War II, the massive inflation and oil embargoes of the  1970’s and the Great Recession of our…

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THE BITE: Connie’s Pizza (3845 Nostrand Avenue) is one of the survivors of Sheepshead Bay. With Pathmark closed and a Subway shop located almost next door, it has to be. Enticed by a large sign in the window offering $5 heros, I ventured in for lunch and ordered.

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