Nathan’s–  Coney Island    


Acrylic/canvas   42x56”     2002   


The hot dog was invented by Charles Feltman in 1874.  Feltman's famous restaurant and beer hall has  long been shuttered  but Nathan’s lives on and prospers at its original location at Surf & Stillwell Avenues. And it still remains a fixture  in the heart ,soul, and appetite of all Brooklynites.  Although times have changed Nathan's still offers some great food.  From its soft shell crabs to its famous fries and, of course, the classic hot dog the large stand still sells over one million hot dogs each year . One of the most popular events at Nathan's during the last decade has been their hot dog eating contest.  It has been held every July 4th since the stand opened. As long as there’s a Nathan’s, there will be a Coney Island.