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Coney Island Stories Coney Island History Project
On Memorial Day Weekend, lifeguards will once again be perched in their towers and New York City will celebrate the reopening of Coney Island's beach for swimming. Our new podcast episode "Beach Days" has dropped! Listen and subscribe to Coney...
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Coney Island Stories Podcast Episode 7
Our new episode "Staying in the Game" has dropped! Listen and subscribe to Coney Island Stories on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.  Episode 7 features the stories of independent game operators, past and present, from the Coney...
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Coney Island History Project Show and Tell Event via Zoom
You're invited to join us for “Coney Island History Show & Tell,” an interactive reminiscence event presented by the Coney Island History Project via Zoom on April 22. Do you have historical or personal objects related to Coney Island that you...
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Coney Island History Project Show and Tell Zoom Event
You're invited to join us for “Coney Island History Show & Tell,” an interactive reminiscence event presented by the Coney Island History Project via Zoom on April 8. Do you have historical or personal objects related to Coney Island that you...
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Our new episode 'A Century of Bathhouses' has dropped! Listen and subscribe to Coney Island Stories on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Episode 6 features stories of Washington Baths, Ravenhall, and Silver's Baths, among others...
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Coney Island Polar Bears in the 1990s. Photo © Tom McGann. New in the Coney Island History Project Oral History Archive: Listen to Coney Island Polar Bear president Dennis Thomas recount the history and lore of the 116-yr-old Coney Island Polar...
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Art by August Wolfinger on the rounding boards of Coney Island's B&B Carousell. Photo © Coney Island History Project. Today in history: Artist August Wolfinger, 'The Michelangelo of the Midway,' died on December 1,1950. His pastoral and...
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Coney Island History Project
Coney Island historian Charles Denson joined WNYC's All Of It on August 20 to talk about the Coney Island History Project's latest exhibit, Salvation by the Sea. You may listen to the segment here. The show was guest-hosted by Nancy Giles.  Photo...
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A piece of Coney Island transit history unexpectedly reappeared recently when Surf Avenue's old trolley tracks were unearthed and removed during street construction in front of MCU Park. The tracks had been paved over decades ago after trolley car...
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GONE FOREVER: Beautiful nautical-themed details of the old theater were lost to neglect and vandalism. Three months ago I was contacted by Eduard Yadgarov of Pye Properties, new owners of the old Shore Theater building, regarding the company's...
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