Tag Archives: Coney Island

Secret Lovers

“It was after midnight and jet black. One of those nights when the moon forgets to come out… but the sweethearts like that. I took my shoes off so as not to get sand in them and went walking in … Continue reading

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Harold Feinstein’s Coney Island

Harold Feinstein, Children of Paradise/Coney Island, 1977 (624.1982) As the summer crowds flock to the beaches, Coney Island street photographer Harold Feinstein reminds us through his work that everyone enjoys fun in the sun.  In a 1995 interview, Feinstein said, … Continue reading

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Coney Island

Bruce Davidson, Gang on the Boardwalk at Coney Island, 1959 Garry Winogrand, Coney Island, 1959 Lou Bernstein, Coney Island, 1965 Leon Levinstein, Coney Island, 1966 Madoka Takagi, Coney Island, 1990 For decades, New Yorkers (and photographers) have enjoyed the pleasures … Continue reading

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Will She Throw Her Arms around Your Neck? Well, I Guess, Yes!

Andreas Feininger, [Ferris wheel], 1949 Andreas Feininger, The Gyro Globe Coney Island, New York, 1949 GYRO GLOBE, a metal monster which simultaneously spins and tilts its victims, looks weird enough by day, becomes a fantastic skein of light threads at … Continue reading

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Lit Up Like Luna Park

Weegee, Here is How Luna Park Looks Today, 1944 Weegee, Here is How Luna Park Looks Today (verso), 1944 Weegee, Luna Park Fire, Wrecked Fox Photo Studio, 1944 Luna Park had been in operation for forty years when it was destroyed by a fire … Continue reading

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Leon

Leon Levinstein, Coney Island, ca. 1954 Leon Levinstein, Back Tattoo, ca. 1965 Leon Levinstein, New Orleans, 1975

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