New York Aquarium

Photograph copyright Abe Feinstein
In 1941, Robert Moses closed the Castle Clinton location of the New York Aquarium and, after an $11 million relocation process, the Aquarium re-opened in Coney Island in 1957. This picture was taken in October 1962 by Coney Island resident and...
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Photograph copyright Abe Feinstein
In 1941, Robert Moses closed the Castle Clinton location of the New York Aquarium and, after an $11 million relocation process, the Aquarium re-opened in Coney Island in 1957. This picture was taken in August 1963 by Coney Island resident and...
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Photograph copyright Abe Feinstein
The Bathysphere, originally used for deep-sea dives from 1930-1934, was exhibited at the World's Fair in 1934, and then at the Aquarium from 1957-1994 and 2005-present. Coney Island resident and amatuer documentarian Abe Feinstein took this...
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Collection type: Documentary photograph
Photograph copyright Abe Feinstein
In 1941, Robert Moses closed the Castle Clinton location of the New York Aquarium and, after an $11 million relocation process, the Aquarium re-opened in Coney Island in 1957. This picture was taken in July 1968 by Coney Island resident and...
Content type: Collection Item
Collection type: Documentary photograph
Photograph copyright Abe Feinstein
In 1941, Robert Moses closed the Castle Clinton location of the New York Aquarium and, after an $11 million relocation process, the Aquarium re-opened in Coney Island in 1957. This picture was taken in October 1962 by Coney Island resident and...
Content type: Collection Item
Collection type: Documentary photograph
Photograph copyright Abe Feinstein
In 1941, Robert Moses closed the Castle Clinton location of the New York Aquarium and, after an $11 million relocation process, the Aquarium re-opened in Coney Island in 1957. This picture was taken in April 1969 by Coney Island resident and...
Content type: Collection Item
Collection type: Documentary photograph
Photograph copyright Abe Feinstein
In 1941, Robert Moses closed the Castle Clinton location of the New York Aquarium and, after an $11 million relocation process, the Aquarium re-opened in Coney Island in 1957. This picture was taken in October 1979 by Coney Island resident and...
Content type: Collection Item
Collection type: Documentary photograph
Outside talker at the World in Wax Musee and lifeguard in the 1950's and 60's
Mark Breyer grew up in Coney Island in the 1950's and 60's. He worked in a variety of jobs, from dry cleaning boy to outside talker at the World in Wax Musee to lifeguard on the beach. In this interview he recalls fetching fish for the...
Content type: Oral History Item
New York Aquarium volunteer
Debra moved to Coney Island at the age of 7 and recalls some of her fondest memories, including the animal nursery, volunteering at the New York Aquarium, Bread and Puppet Theater and the B&B Carousell. She also compares Coney Island to other...
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The New York Aquarium on the Ocean Front, Coney Island, N.Y. This postcard shows the original structure housing the New York Aquarium which opened in Coney Island on June 6, 1957.
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Collection type: Postcard