Here is a bit of history on the Coney Island Restaurants of the “
1. They have been in continuous operation for 88 years. That ain’t bad, as they say in the trades.
2. Over the years they have continually migrated south, eventually making it to Glen Park.
The name has
The menu at Koney King has basically stayed the same for more than 85 years -- hot dogs, burgers and chili -- although other items, such as Polish sausage and chili-cheese fries, have been added.
this business, Mr. Kamanaroff
has followed in the footsteps of his father and great-uncle. In 1920, Kamanaroff's great-uncle, Mike Petroff, opened the Coney Island Lunch Room off the
Kamanaroff said the
third location was between 9th and 10th avenues and Broadway. "That's when my dad, Peter, came from
In 1945, a
fourth location, at
Here we have but another story of immigrant success in the new
world. The success was such as to
encompass families and generations. Such
exemplars are part of the fiber and fabric of the
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