Paul's Daughter in Coney Island New York with an A&W Burger Family (A&W Root Beer Family) on the roof.

Paul’s Daughter A&W Burger Family Statues at Coney Island

Paul’s Daughter is one of the oldest restaurants on the Coney Island boardwalk. It’s known for cold beer, clam strips, lobster rolls…and the fiberglass mama and papa A&W Burger Family statues on their roof. About Paul’s Daughter The popular spot in Brooklyn has been serving up food and drinks to park visitors since 1962, when … Read more

Ralph Kramden Statue of Jackie Gleason from the Honeymooners at the New York City Port Authority Bus Terminal

Ralph Kramden Statue at the New York City Port Authority Bus Terminal

At the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City, you’ll find a bronze monument to one of New York’s most famous TV bus drivers. The Ralph Kramden statue of Jackie Gleason from the Honeymooners can be found at the southwest corner of the terminal, near the 40th Street and 8th Avenue entrance, and has … Read more

Giant sewing needle threading a button in New York City's Fashion District.

Giant sewing needle threading a button in New York City.

The Fashion Center kiosk at Seventh Avenue and 39th Street in New York City features a humomgous sewing needle threading what is certainly the world’s largest button. This giant sewing needle threading a button serves as a homage to the city’s fashion industry was designed in the 1990s by Pentagram Architectural Services. Standing tall at … Read more

Competitive eaters eat at Coney Island in the Nathan's Famous hot dog eating contest every Fourth of July

Ultimate Guide to the July 4th Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest

It’s become as essential to the Fourth of July as flags waving, parades, watermelon, and fireworks: The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island. Every July 4 the best of the best competitive eaters gather together to go bun to bun in the ultimate gurgitory competition. Thousands of people gather at Coney Island … Read more

Flying from Seattle to New York - view of the mountain from the plane.

Flying from Seattle to New York – 2009 Crazy Stupid Vacation

I spent my day traveling. Two busses to the Seattle/Tacoma airport. Shuttle to my gate. Delayed plane to New York. And finally a cab from JFK to Manhattan. I’m a bit screwed up on time zones but the fact that my hotel is pretty posh (thank YOU Priceline name your own price)and a giant brisket … Read more