Oldest Stuff in New York City
by Jonathan Zeller, 03/07/2012
Photo: Jen Davis
Oldest Hot Dog Stand: Nathan's Famous
1310 Surf Ave., Coney Island, Brooklyn
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.