Since 1916, Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest has been held annually at what iconic New York location?
Answer: The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is an annual American hot dog competitive eating competition. The current champion is Joey Chestnut, who captured his 10th Mustard Belt by eating an event-record 72 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes to win the 2017 Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. The completion is held each year on Independence Day at the corner of Surf and Stillwell in Coney Island, New York City. The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest has been held at the original location on Coney Island since 1972.
Coney Island is a residential Brooklyn neighborhood that morphs into a relaxation and entertainment destination each summer. Locals and tourists crowd its beach, the Wonder Wheel and Luna Park, an amusement park featuring the famed Cyclone roller coaster. Street performers, the Circus Sideshow and the Mermaid Parade in June lend an eccentric vibe. Nathan’s Famous is known for its July 4th hot-dog eating contest.
Area: 179 ha
Population: 24,711 (2010)
Did you know: In 1824, the Coney Island House was established as a seaside resort, and within a few decades it was attracting a steady stream of visitors, including celebrities. nyc.com