The Coney Island Hall of Fame

Pioneers and Visionaries


Inventors, performers, impressarios, and community leaders - these are among the many pioneers and visionaries whose creativity and ingenuity helped shape and define Coney Island over the past century. The Coney Island Hall of Fame pays tribute to a selected group of honorees. Their contributions are highlighted in an exhibit of colorful banners accompanied by illustrated text panels detailing their fascinating lives. The induction ceremony and related festivities are a public event, and the public is invited to participate by nominating future inductees through this website.

The Hall of Fame, with colorful banners and information panels designed by Charles Denson, was inaugurated on Saturday, June 11, 2005. 
 

Activist Songwriter
Coney Pioneer
Built Coney's First Amusement Park
Inventor of the Baby Incubator
Inventor of the Hot Dog
Creator of Luna Park
Founder of Steeplechase
Sideshow Impresario
Developed Carousel Wood Carving
Thrilled the Public with Exotic Dancing
Ride Inventor and Manufacturer
Designer and Builder of the Parachute Jump
Designed and Built the First Rollercoaster