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A piece of Coney Island transit history unexpectedly reappeared recently when Surf Avenue's old trolley tracks were unearthed and removed during street construction in front of MCU Park. The tracks had been paved over decades ago after trolley car...
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GONE FOREVER: Beautiful nautical-themed details of the old theater were lost to neglect and vandalism. Three months ago I was contacted by Eduard Yadgarov of Pye Properties, new owners of the old Shore Theater building, regarding the company's...
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Coney Island History Project
Happy New Year to our members, funders, and friends and many thanks for your continued interest and support! Looking back on highlights of 2018 at the Coney Island History Project as we welcome 2019, our 15th anniversary season, our year-round...
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Coney Island History Day
[POSTPONED] We're sorry, due to the rainy forecast on Saturday, August 11, and on Sunday, we are postponing our 8th annual History Day event for this weekend. We plan to reschedule it and hope you will join us then. Sign up for our e-news (link at...
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Astroland's Astrotower  Photos by Charles Denson What's in a name? It depends. I've been asked my opinion about naming new Coney Island attractions after old ones, specifically the name "Astrotower," which is being co-opted by Luna Park to use on...
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Coney Island Creek exhibit at Coney Island History Project
The Coney Island History Project's special exhibition for the 2018 season, opening Memorial Day Weekend and on view through Labor Day, is "Coney Island Creek and the Natural World." Coney Island is best known for its magnificent artifice, a...
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The Coney Island History Project recently unveiled our latest collaboration with P.S. 90, the Magnet School for Environmental Studies and Community Wellness. Located on West 12th Street, just down the block from the History Project, the school has a...
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History Plaques
Celebrate Historic Coney Island! 7th ANNUAL HISTORY DAY at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park and The Coney Island History Project FREE EVENTS ALL DAY! 12:00PM – 5:00PM. Enjoy Music, Entertainment, Art & History! Saturday, August 5th Deno’s Wonder...
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History Day Coney Island
6th ANNUAL HISTORY DAY S̶a̶t̶u̶r̶d̶a̶y̶ ̶A̶u̶g̶u̶s̶t̶ ̶6̶t̶h̶ ̶1̶p̶m̶-̶6̶p̶m̶ Sunday August 7th At Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park & The Coney Island History Project DUE TO SATURDAY'S FORECAST, HISTORY DAY WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY AUGUST...
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On September 21, 1966, real estate developer Fred Trump threw a demolition party at Steeplechase Park’s Pavilion of Fun, exactly two years after Coney Island’s legendary amusement park had closed.  While the champagne flowed and bikinied models...
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