Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Stand May Die With New Coney Island Plans

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Nathan's has stood on the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Coney Island since 1916, but according to the Brooklyn Paper, the mustard dispensers might disappear.

A new building with a hotel, amusement park, and retail stores may be more profitable in the same space. It's all part of Mayor Bloomberg’s vision for a 27-acre amusement zone in the so-called “People’s Playground,” which would cost taypayers tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars. Before any construction can begin, though, the project must be reviewed and voted on by the local community board, Borough President Marty Markowitz, City Planning, and the City Council. Let's hope Markowitz and his crew are pro-frankfurter. The full impact statement is available at nyc.gov/oec.

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