leisure 08.10.07

Coney Island

As you've no doubt been reading, Coney Island is poised for change. Gowanus Lounge has been tracking it, particularly the whole Astroland saga, which the blog characterizes as "bizarre." This morning, a short hat-tip to the nabe.


heritage
Coney Island Museum is the keeper of the flame along with Coney Island History Project.


film festival
The 7th annual Coney Island Film Festival runs this year from September 28th-30th.


documentary
This documentary by Ric Burns traces the area's rise and fall.


baseball
Mets' satellite, the Brooklyn Cyclones, play through the first week of September.


aquarium
After 50 years, the Aquarium may not be state-of-the-art, but it's still worth a detour.


song
Lots of people have sung about Coney Island — we like Death Cab for Cutie's
A dog
chronology.


books
Coney Island: Lost and Found, Amusing The Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century.


photos
Bruce Gilden
Harvey Stein
flickr

Bamboo
Sir Ian
Feel-Good Songs


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