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2014-07-26 23:02:27

New Professional Sports League Launches New York, NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 The new Urban Fitness League (UFL) announced today the schedule for the 2014 National Championships at Coney Island. The highly anticipated event will take place on Saturday, July 26 between 12:00 noon and 4:00 pm at the Coney Island beach adjacent to the boardwalk. It will feature some of the fittest athletes in the world demonstrating the highest caliber of calisthenics in both freestyle and muscle up...

2014-07-23 20:21:49

Kroger Supermarkets Help Host Coney Island-Themed Play Day for Paramount School of Excellence in Indianapolis LISLE, Ill., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nathan's Famous and KaBOOM! brought some summer fun and a little slice of Coney Island to the students of Paramount School of Excellence and its surrounding community this week. The world famous hot dog company and the national non-profit dedicated to giving kids the play they need to thrive celebrated the school and their...

2014-07-03 08:22:43

Kobayashi, Patrick Bertoletti & Four Other Record-Setting Eaters in World's First Bunless Dog Competition NEW YORK, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 230 FIFTH, Manhattan's largest rooftop bar, will make history and redefine the hot dog category in competitive eating on July 4(th) at 1 p.m. by serving up the world's first official contest to determine the number of dogs without buns the competitors can consume in 10 minutes. Traditionally, hot dog eating competitions challenge...

2014-05-28 12:28:29

Green-Wood Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Fund Exhibition on Permanent Resident William Mangels BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you've ever squealed with delight on legendary amusement park rides like the Whip, Tickler, Wave Pool and Human Roulette Wheel, or enjoyed a gallop on a beautifully carved carousel horse, you can thank William Mangels (1866-1958) - German immigrant, mechanic and permanent resident of Brooklyn's Historic Green-Wood Cemetery. To honor...

2014-05-14 16:26:49

Coney Island-Themed Event Launches Program Celebrating Active Play LISLE, Ill., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nathan's Famous and KaBOOM! brought a little piece of Coney Island Tuesday to the students of Keysor Elementary School and the surrounding Kirkwood community, a suburb of St. Louis. The world famous hot dog company and national non-profit honored the school with a night of carnival-like fun to launch Ready. Set. PLAY., a program that celebrates active play and the...

2014-04-16 16:25:19

BROOKLYN, N.Y., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kingsborough Community College (KCC) has announced that the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) named WKRB the best community college radio station in the nation at its 74(th) annual conference last month in New York City. The station was also named one of three finalists for "Best Overall College Radio Station". WKRB's program director and senior college lab technician, Elissa Nieves, received the award for "Best...

2014-04-02 20:21:28

- T-Shirts include portraits of Stewart and Ian McClellan from their day on Coney Island - SALT LAKE CITY, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sir Patrick Stewart and Sir Ian McKellen recently spent a memorable day on Coney Island taking in New York's finest sights, sounds and food. Their adventure has been captured and printed on three Coney Island t-shirts that are now being auctioned to help raise money for City Harvest. City Harvest helps feed the nearly two million New Yorkers...

2014-03-25 08:27:46

NYC Professional Ultimate Frisbee Team Schedules Three Key Games at MCU Park BROOKLYN, N.Y., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Empire, a professional Ultimate Frisbee team and member of the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) today announced a partnership with the Brooklyn Cyclones that includes Empire playing three games at MCU Park in Brooklyn this season including opening day on April 13(th) at 12:00 PM against the defending AUDL champions, the Toronto Rush. The other games...

2014-01-27 08:25:24

New York's Historic Amusement Park Welcomes First 'Loop' Coaster Since 1910 BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Roller coaster fanatics from around the world have a new reason to visit Luna Park in Coney Island this year. This Memorial Day Weekend, the amusement venture will be welcoming its first-ever vertical lift steel roller coaster, The Thunderbolt, to its lineup of joy rides. The new coaster will sit where the original wooden Thunderbolt thrilled riders from the...

2013-10-21 23:03:40

National Coney Island Grand Opening Ceremony, Tuesday, October 22; Representatives of Canton Organizations to Cut an Extra-Long Coney Dog at Grand Opening Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Area corporate and civic leaders from Canton organizations will be on hand to cut a Coney to open the new National Coney Island (NCI) Canton store at 11:30 am on Tuesday, October 22. The Canton Chamber of Commerce and the Canton Downtown Development Authority will also participate in the...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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