Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York
A bit like an American Barry Island
(©urban75, December 2010/Nov 2011)
A peninsula and beach on the Atlantic Ocean in southern Brooklyn, Coney Island stopped being an island years ago when it became partially connected to the mainland by landfill.
The site of a famous amusement park, Coney Island's glory years are sadly long gone, with the massive crowds of sunbathers, swimmers and fun seekers a fading memory of the 1930s and 1940s.
I keep coming back to the place because it reminds me of Barry Island in South Wales, another working class seaside resort that has seen better days.
On the subway to Coney Island.
I don't think any self-respecting king would be pleased with the state of this station.
Arriving at the Coney Island Terminal, which was entirely reconstructed in 2005.
Window detail at the subway station.
The amusement park is a short walk from the station.
Built in 1927, the Cyclone roller coaster can claim to be one of America's oldest wooden coasters still in operation.
No nonsense sign.
doorway in the winter light.
On the boardwalk.
Old faded sign for ice cream.
Wonder Wheel, Coney Island.
Coney Island housing project behind the amusement park.
Beach view. The palm tree is made of metal!
Stores closed for the winter.
'Hey Joey!' Sign detail.
'Save Coney Island'.
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