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Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is expected to draw thousands to Coney Island’s boardwalk on Wednesday for the 102nd annual showdown. Joey Chestnut, the contest’s 72-dog record holder, has won 10 of the past 11 competitions and will be back to defend his title. However, newcomer Carmen Cincotti is eyeing an epic upset. Cincotti has been ranked No. 2 in Major League Eating, and has been goading Chestnut with his practice runs of 70 hot dogs. (Free, 10:50 a.m. through noon on July 4, Nathan’s, 1310 Surf Ave., nathansfamous.com)” data-id=”119559619″ data-link=”https://amnewyork.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/14738_image.jpg” class=”wp-image-1.19559619″/> Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner
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As America rings in its 242nd year on Independence Day, you could be on a rooftop, on a boat, in a party, at a show or enjoying the night air near the East River — there’s really no limit to where you can celebrate July Fourth.
To help you narrow it down, we’ve picked the notable celebrations around the city to spend the holiday.