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Israel’s Baseball Team Is Ready to Rock Coney Island—and Maybe Shock the World

There are plenty of reasons to be excited to watch the Israeli baseball team, a hodgepodge of mostly Jewish-American players who will bring serious clout to Brooklyn’s World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament this week

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Missing From Israel’s Baseball Team: Israelis

Team Israel plays in Coney Island this week with a roster of 28 players, two of whom are Israeli citizens. Luckily, a few loose rules—and the efforts of the team’s president—have expanded the player pool.

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Andrew Dice Clay Smokes Seven Dirty Cigarettes in Brooklyn

A weathered, white-haired, and wildly misogynistic Diceman performs stand-up on a rainy Saturday night in Coney Island

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Hot Dogs, the Jewish American Fast Food

The rollercoaster history of the wiener in a bun, in new books on the Coney Island institution, Nathan’s Famous

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‘The Museum of Extraordinary Things’ Is Extra Ordinary

In her latest novel, Alice Hoffman renders the brutal world of Lower East Side immigrants in the romantic hues her readers expect

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After Factory Fire, Knishes for Sale on eBay

Opening bid for three boxes of Gabila’s knishes is 99 cents, shipping costs $45

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Don’t Worry, The Knish Isn’t Going Anywhere

Why a recent fire at a major knish factory isn’t the end of the fried potato pie

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Coney Island Knock Off

Tablet Original Fiction: Broken lives collide in the shadow of the Cyclone

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Embedded With the Elderly on Coney Island

A family of Jewish doctors work to save lives after Hurricane Sandy

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Stranded in Coney Island’s High-Rises

Behind the iconic amusement park are devastated residential blocks where the elderly are locked in darkness

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Shark Week Update: Mayor Mike Makes Out

Coney Island grows up a bit

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Shtetl-Born Strongman

How a Polish Jewish refugee named Joseph Greenstein became a legendary Coney Island strongman

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Remembered

In Departures, half-forgotten poet-critic Paul Zweig—who died in 1984 at the age of 49—recalls the decade he spent in Paris on the run from and in search of his Jewish self

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Sundown: Israeli Strikes Kill Eight

Plus, the new Coney Island hot dog, and more

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Coney Island Winter

Site of famous coaster up for sale

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Today on Tablet

Summer is tomatoes and blockbusters, and more

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Plank Goodness

A visit to the new Coney Island sparks memories of the boardwalks of yore

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Big Man

The Coney Island attraction who made wrestling history

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Amusements

A Coney Island diary

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