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Oldest Stuff in New York City

by Jonathan Zeller, 03/07/2012

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  • Oldest Hot Dog Stand: Nathan's Famous 
    1310 Surf Ave., Coney Island, Brooklyn
    Founded: 1916
    Founded by Polish immigrant Nathan Handwerker, Nathan’s Famous is an enduring testament to New York City's multicultural tradition, its culinary prowess and its sense of fun. Back in the day, one of his famous franks would set you back just five cents (half the price of his competitor, Feltman's). It's not all about hot dogs, either; the french fries and clams are popular choices as well. Try some after—but, for your own sake, not before—taking a spin on the Cyclone.

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