NEW YORK – Today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated the Coney Island (Riegelmann) Boardwalk in Brooklyn a Scenic Landmark in recognition of its cultural and historical significance. Since opening on May 15, 1923, the Coney Island Boardwalk has been one of the best-known waterfront promenades in the world, providing access to the beach, amusements, and spectacular ocean views. Scenic landmark designation will protect the boardwalk’s presence
Dear Mr. Coney Island...
I heard about a new roller skating rink opening in Coney Island. Is this true and was there ever one here before?
- Gretchen Godmundsdotir Hello Gretchen, Roller skating has always been popular in Coney Island, dating back to the Sea Beach Palace Roller Rink of the 1890s. The Palace, located on Surf Avenue at West 8th Street, was transformed from a railroad terminal into a rink that hosted roller dancing and roller racing events (see engraving). Th
My windows are taped in crosses like in Soviet war movies. The wind is
bombing in gusts, and trees are bending to the ground. High tide and
full moon, they say: the Grand Ball at Satan’s. The TV and the lights
in the house suddenly make a dry ssch-pooh and the power is out. Here
we are. I light the candles and glance out the window at the parking lot
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Brooklyn, circa 1950 "Put that book down!" Mom is yelling from the kitchen, but the only sound I hear is a muffled shriek. "Steve! Stevie! Come on! It's Sunday! Your grandfather will be here in a minute! You have been nagging me all week . . . and now I can’t get you away from this book! Can you hear me?" She plants herself in front of me, her summer dress with fading forget-me-nots and her stained linen apron still smelling of the chicken cutlets she was frying. Read the wh
After Labor Day, the beach in Coney Island is slowly dragging summer into hibernation. The sky is low; the September sun is tender; and the bright orange of life guards’ swimsuits and umbrellas has been replaced by the green of fully clothed Parks and Recreation officers, whose job from now on is to shoo away stubborn swimmers and dippers. “The beach is closed now,” they scream into megaphones, their sneakers sinking into the wet sand, signaling the end of carefree barefoot s