Tag Archives: Coney Island

Coney Island at Noon: Independence Day, 2017

Weegee, [Crowd at Coney Island beach, Brooklyn], July 4, 1942 (2044.1993) 75 years ago today Weegee made these images of a sea of people standing on the sand at Coney Island on Saturday, July 4th, 1942. “Looking northwest, from Bushman … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: 75 Tears Ago Today

PM, July 22, 1940, pp 16-17 Yesterday at Coney Island… Temperature 89… They Came Early, Stayed Late Cameraman Reports On Lost Kids, Parking Troubles Weegee, whose real name is Arthur Fellig, took this picture at four in the afternoon. The … Continue reading

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Weegee Wednesdays: “Coney Island Revisited”

PM, June 9, 1941, pp. 16-17 74 years ago yesterday: Coney Island Revisited… Pictures and Words by Weegee I had been waiting three hours to get a picture of the official first lost child of the new season when a … Continue reading

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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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