Shavon Meyers

Coney Island native Shavon Meyers is a visual artist specializing in photography and video production.  Growing up in Coney Island during the mid 80's through early 2000's, Shavon's love for Coney Island and the borough of Brooklyn has yet to fade.  A storyteller at heart who began writing at a young age, Shavon continues to craft original creative writing pieces and is currently drawn to documenting human experiences with an emphasis on amplifying the stories of marginalized people.  Her photography, short films, poetry and other original pieces can be viewed at shavonmeyers.com.

Interviews

Memories of having a season locker at Ravenhall and Washington Baths Annex in the 1950s and '60s
Raised in Bay Ridge, Natalie Johnson has memories of going to Ravenhall Baths and Washington Baths Annex in the 1950's and 60s. From the time she was eight, her family had a season locker at Ravenhall until it closed after a 1963 fire. As a teen,...
Model builder of roller coasters and amusement rides including the Cyclone and Deno's Wonder Wheel
Roller coaster enthusiast John Hunt has been building scale models of coasters and amusement park attractions since he was a boy and has turned his hobby into a business. More than 50 different custom-built rides are on view and may be ordered via...
Memories of visiting Uncle Pete, who ran a food concession at Steeplechase Pool in the 1930s-50s
Born in 1926, Nancy Gabriel grew up in Staten Island and visited Coney Island frequently with her parents throughout her childhood. Her great uncle, Peter Lazaris, ran a food concession under the Boardwalk and later at the Steeplechase Pool, from...