Half Moon Hotel

Trolley (Brooklyn & Queens Transit 8090) on Sea Gate line (Surf Avenue) in West End. Half Moon Hotel is visible in background.
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Lincoln HS graduate and former West End resident in the 1940's and 50's
Leibowitz grew up in the West End on West 30th Street between Surf and Railroad Avenues in the 1940's and 50's. In this interview he recalls his many jobs in the amusement area, cruising the neighborhood with Bowery Boy Huntz Hall and...
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Lived in Coney Island during the 50's
In the 1950s, Gene and his older brother lived in Coney Island. Gene has vivid memories of Steeplechase Park, the Wonder Wheel and his favorite ride, the Bobsled. He recalls his brother selling Good Humor ice cream on the beach, charging double or...
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Son of West End and Sea Gate shopkeepers in the 1940's and 50's
Fogel grew up in Coney Island's West End and Sea Gate in the 1940's and 50's, attending PS 80 and PS 188. His parents ran several shops in the West End, providing him with an interesting perspective on life in the bungalow colonies...
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Grandson of Coney Island Developer William J. Ward
Jack Ward recounts his family’s long history in Coney Island. He begins with his great grandfather John Ward's purchase of beachfront property at 12th Street and Surf Avenue in 1879 and continues through his grandfather William J. Ward's...
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Lived in Coney Island from 1938 thru early 1950's
Harry spent his formative years in Coney Island and has many memories of the sights and sounds from his youth. Before being drafted into the military during the Korean War, he had various part-time jobs including a stint at Silver's Bathhouse...
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"Aeroplane View, Half Moon Hotel, Coney Island, N.Y." Back of postcard reads: "Open all year. 45 minutes from Broadway. Attractive rates on American and European plan. Absence of vehicular traffic with its fumes and noises. Hurricane deck facing...
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Beach Front at Half Moon Hotel, Coney Island, N.Y.
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Page 02-03 of This Coney Island, America's Incredible Carnival Chamber of Commerce book: Advertisement for the Half Moon Hotel and Title Page Includes photos of exterior, dining room and lobby of Half Moon Hotel
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Crowds on Beach at Half Moon Hotel, Coney Island, N.Y. Description on back of postcard reads: "The beautiful beach at Coney Island is now long enough and wide enough to accommodate almost the entire population of New York at one time. There are...
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Collection type: Postcard