Welcome to Coney Island Playground of the World! (Updated 3/3/10)
January 23, 2009
HI! Welcome to my Coney Island Blog. This is the first entry. Please be sure to check out the entries on the Blog, including Memorabilia, Steeplechase Park and more. There’s a lot of interesting photos and history here. If you have an image you would like to add, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll include the photo with your name and caption. NOTE: Images with no copyright (c) were taken by me. In addition, if you wish to purchase any of my images, please send me an email and I’ll give you further information.
Thanks and I hope you enjoy my Blog.
Original 1960’s Bumper Sticker
This Blog will capture the essence of Coney Island from its early days to present (not necessarily in chronological order) with captions, memories and expressions of what Coney Island means as a seaside attraction in Brooklyn, NY and the world.
From the 1930’s through the early 1960’s Rolling Chairs were the alternative to walking the Boardwalk. Similarly, these chairs were used at Asbury Park and Atlantic City, NJ.
The Parachute Jump was moved from the 1939 World’s Fair (sponsored by Life Saver’s Candy) to it’s historic location on the Boardwalk. (photographer unknown). The following are other perspectives of this Icon.
The Crown of the jump after being dismantled for restoration.
The Parachute Jump was lit for a very brief time before being switched off.
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