Coney Island

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The first great American amusement park.

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How did that hat stay on> Collecting Shells, Manhattan Beach, Coney Island, 1885 / source: New York Historical Society” Antique Photos, Vintage Pictures, Vintage Photographs, Old Pictures, Vintage Images, Old Photos, Victorian Life, Victorian Women, Coney Island

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Collecting Shells, Manhattan Beach, Coney Island, 1885

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So ends this sketchy, rudimentary overview I did for a documentary filmmaker 20 years ago. But next week this space will run my unpublished Village Voice interview with Horace Bullard on the reconstruction of Coney Island—that never happened. The sublime element of sleaze became more prominent through the 1950s and ’60s. There was further decay as property taxes rose with the minimum wage. Mom-and-pop rides and side-street spook houses across Surf Avenue cut costs on maintenance and…

I absolutely loved this game as a kid. I remember trips to the coast playing Skee Ball with my grandpa. I'd love to have a Skee Ball machine. Salisbury Beach, Skee Ball, Penny Arcade, Oldies But Goodies, My Childhood Memories, My Memory, The Good Old Days, Retro, Alter

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A fever dream of neon and noise, sticky carpet, ripped jeans, adolescent drama, and, most of all, the spaces where they all come together.

Photographer Jeffrey Milstein has taken stunning aerial images of public gathering places like Coney Island in New York and Venice Beach skate park in Los Angeles as part of his new work Parks and Recreation Aerial Photography, Landscape Photography, Art Photography, Coney Island Amusement Park, Amusement Parks, Aerial Images, Birds Eye View, Parks And Recreation, Aerial View

Instagram post by Jeffrey Milstein • Oct 16, 2015 at 5:45am UTC

460 Likes, 25 Comments - Jeffrey Milstein (@jeffreymilstein) on Instagram: “Flying over Coney Island last weekend of the summer. A magical play land #coneyisland…”

A crowd of people wait in line for hot dogs at Nathan's Famous, a Coney Island restaurant that still stands today Hot Dog Restaurants, Coney Island Amusement Park, York Beach, Mulberry Street, Long Beach Island, Atlantic City, Great Places, State Parks, New York City

These incredible snaps capture New York beaches from 1880 to 1940

These blast from the past photos show how modest bathing suits got shorter and tighter as they morphed into the trunks and bikinis we know today.