The original Coney Island Nathan’s (sorry that I forgot who had hoped for a photo of it – here ya go). It’s 95 years old and open year-round. I was going to take pictures inside but there was a long line AND there was a clearly disturbed or intoxicated man on the corner yelling nonsense at me. I’m a lover, not a fighter (although we did exchange some…..um….”pleasantries” – New York style!). Not sure why this theme doesn’t seem to let me post hyperlinks properly, so you can find the story of Nathan’s here: http://nathansfamous.com/PageFetch/getpage.php?pgid=39
The building in the background is the Shore Theatre from my “retro” post a few days ago.
I have a few more pictures of Nathan’s that I might post at a later date, but I’ll add this one, with the hot dog contest winner’s wall. I have never been to one (I don’t enjoy crowds, and it is PACKED), but I have watched it on ESPN. Joey Chestnut is the current champ, but I like watching Sonya Thomas, aka “The Black Widow”. She only weighs 100 lbs (sometimes less)! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonya_Thomas