Coney Island

Coney Island Creek's Yellow Submarine Quester I. Photo © Charles Denson What can we learn about New York City and its waterfront from its boats? Stefan D-W of the Waterfront Alliance's Waterwire is inviting those across the maritime world and...
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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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There's lots to do from spring through the beginning of summer in CONEY ISLAND! Here's the Coney Island History Project's selected list of FREE upcoming events in the community: April 12 - "Rise above the Tide" Community Imagination Workshop,...
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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 on Memorial Day Weekend, is "Coney Island Creek and the Natural World." Coney Island is best known for its magnificent artifice, a manufactured reality and fantasy...
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Charles Denson's essay "The Curious Coney Island Artwork of Casola and Millard," excerpted below, appears in the new issue of Smoke Signal, with lettering by David Leutert, published by Desert Island Comics. The Coney Island themed-magazine is...
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Coney Island History Project Immigrant Heritage Tour
On Saturday, April 21, learn about the contributions of immigrants to the history and development of "The Playground of the World" on our Immigrant Heritage Tour of Coney Island (康尼岛移民遗产之旅) conducted in English (12:00 PM) and (Mandarin 3:00 PM)....
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Coney Island History Project
The Coney Island History Project is located on West 12th Street at the entrance to Deno's Wonder Wheel Park. Photo: Jim McDonnell You're invited to visit the Coney Island History Project's exhibition center on Coney's traditional Opening Day,...
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Sign for Milton Berger Place, on Surf Avenue and West 10th Street, in front of the Cyclone roller coaster. Photo: Coney Island History Project Palm Sunday has been Coney Island’s official opening day for as far back as many of us can remember: ...
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Before Black History Month ends this week, take a moment and listen online to these interviews from the Coney Island History Project Oral History Archive featuring historic figures and community leaders.   David Head, a retired NYC Transit worker...
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There was hopeful news from a Valentine's Day meeting of the Landmarks Preservation Commission regarding Coney Island's Riegelmann Boardwalk. In an apparent reversal of their past refusal to grant Scenic Landmark status for the iconic boardwalk,...
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