Atlantis Bar

Daughter of Coney Island artist, banner painter and Cyclops creator Dan Casola
Patricia Casola shares memories of growing up in Coney Island in the 1950s and '60s as the daughter of artist Dan Casola (1902-1990). She recalls her father as a "tinkerer" and "a self-taught individual" who learned by doing.  Among his clients were...
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Early spring view of the Boardwalk near Stillwell Avenue, looking east towards Astroland and the Brightwater Towers. Shaw's (later Ruby's) Bar, Playland (later the Boardwalk home of Coney Island, USA), Cook's Baths and a Kentucky Fried Chicken store...
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Photograph copyright Abe Feinstein
The Atlantis Bar operated from the late 1940's until the 1990's, by which time it had become a Boardwalk Latin Dance Club called Club Atlantis. Taken by Coney Island resident Abe Feinstein in October, 1996, this photo shows the building after its...
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Photograph copyright Abe Feinstein
The Atlantis Bar operated from the late 1940's until the 1990's, by which time it had become a Boardwalk Latin Dance Club called Club Atlantis. Taken by Coney Island resident Abe Feinstein in October, 1995 this photograph features the famous...
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
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Helping his Dad run a dark ride called the House of Horrors
Joel Minesquero's father operated a spookhouse and performed in the sideshow in Coney Island. Joel takes us on a tour of his favorite spots and reminisces about his rides on the Parachute Jump and his efforts as an outside talker for his father...
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