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Atlas Obscura Charles Feltman’s Tomb

Nathan’s might be synonymous with hot dogs in Brooklyn, but it was a German immigrant named Charles Feltman who introduced them to Coney Island in the first place. 

Feltman came to the United States in 1856 at the age of 15 and was soon selling pies from a pushcart at the beach. Eventually, he started hawking frankfurters inserted into a long bun. This new handheld meal, known as a “red hot,” became popular enough that he was able to open a full restaurant to sell them in 1871. 

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William Beard’s Grave

Discover William Beard's Grave in Brooklyn, New York: The painter who popularized "bulls" and "bears" as symbols for the stock market didn't get a proper headphone for over a century.

Atlas Obscura 2019
2.73km
Vale of Cashmere

Discover Vale of Cashmere in Brooklyn, New York: This secluded ruin was once a home for exotic plants.

Atlas Obscura 2019
8.06km
Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Discover Coney Island Mermaid Parade in Brooklyn, New York: The famed amusement district marks the beginning of summer with a wild procession of nautical creatures.

Atlas Obscura 2018
2.95km
‘Jumping Jack’ Power Plant

Discover 'Jumping Jack' Power Plant in Brooklyn, New York: A mysterious, abandoned building rotting on the Brooklyn waterfront.

Atlas Obscura 2019
8.22km
Childs Restaurant Building

Discover Childs Restaurant Building in Brooklyn, New York: The flagship building of an early national restaurant chain is a superb example of terra cotta art.