Category Archives: Coney Island

Call Of The Hot Dogs

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Call of the Mermaids

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The Call Of Coney Island

Taking in the rich history of Coney Island is a project.  First, you need to get to Coney Island.  Second, you need to look up at the ceiling at Stillwell Ave.  Third, you need to walk outside into the bright … Continue reading

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A World Inside: Roiphe’s “A Coney Island Of The Mind”

The poetry collection that changed my life is Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s A Coney Island Of The Mind.  I read it cover to cover as a lost and naive undergrad.  While the poems didn’t help with the confusion–in fact, they confused me … Continue reading

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My Own Coney Island

I have been to Coney Island three times.  Now that I have a boyfriend who grew up in Brooklyn and lives ten minutes from it, I’m sure I’ll be there many more times.  As the concept of nostalgia has arisen several … Continue reading

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Steeplechase Soap Opera: Denson’s Coney Island Lost and Found

This is the story of Marie and James and William and the trouble they found.  Marie Tilyou and Willam “Bill” Nicholson were childhood friends who grew up to find pleasure in carousing together through Coney Island.  This carousing wasn’t a bad thing.  … Continue reading

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Peter Pan Syndrome Alert!: Register’s The Kid Of Coney Island

Coney Island, what people referred to as simply “Coney,” was a slip of sand and marsh, eventually integrated into Manhattan life by the surface reail and steam ship in 1902.  While the elite middle-class began to flock to Manhattan Beach, … Continue reading

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