Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York (part 2)
More photos from a deserted seaside resort in winter
(©urban75, December 2010/June 2011)
Sadly, things in Coney Island are changing fast. In November 2010, nine out of eleven long term business tenants on the Coney Island Boardwalk were threatened with eviction - despite some having been there over 70 years.
Check out the Save Coney Island website for updates, and to sign the petition asking for many of Coney Island's
remaining historic buildings to be saved from demolition.
Remains of the 'Shoot the Freak' sideshow which featured 'live human targets.'
Artwork on the food store shutters.
Remains of the famous Parachute Drop, which stands 262 feet (80 m) tall and weighs 170 tons.
Once known as the 'Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn,' it was built for the 1939 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, and moved to its current location (then known as Steeplechase Park amusement park) in 1941.
The ride ceased operations in 1968.
Parachute Drop and sneakers.
Dreamland roller rink, which is now vacant.
On the boardwalk. On the left they're installing some really horrible concrete replacements for the traditional wooden slats.
Empty housing plots around the beach.
Coney Island projects.
Gyro Corner and Clam Bar.
Clam Bar graphic.
Hey! Get it! Get it!
A shrimp in a top hat. And why not?
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