Then and Now

The mysterious Childs Restaurant Building, with its nautical-themed terra cotta decorations, has fascinated Coney Island visitors for years. Charles Denson's film illustrates the structure's history and future. The Boardwalk landmark will reopen in...
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Grimaldi’s at 1215 Surf Avenue, with its sleek glass facade and bold picturesque signage, appears to be modern, but the building has a fascinating history that represents the century-long transformation of the street’s north side. The structure is...
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Corner of West 15th St and Surf Avenue with Rita's Italian Ices, 2014 Coney Island fell victim to devastating urban renewal projects in the 1950s and 1960s. More than a thousand viable apartment buildings, homes, and businesses were condemned and...
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Can you identify these still existing 19th-century Coney Island buildings? One of the new features on our soon-to-be-released revamped website will identify historic Coney Island buildings, tell their histories, and show the structure's evolution...
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