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Coney Island History Project ADMIN December 29, 2009
The group's purpose is to show the world that contrary to news reports, Coney Island Is NOT Closed. We showcase the best of the best images of attractions that will *definitely* be here to welcome visitors in 2009--and now in 2010. The group was started by the Coney Island History Project, a not-for-profit that aims to increase awareness of Coney Island's legendary and colorful past and to encourage appreciation of the Coney Island neighborhood of today. Please read group FAQs. Thanks!

Group Description

Our purpose is to show the world that contrary to news reports, Coney Island Is NOT Closed. The group showcases the best of the best images of attractions that will *definitely* be here to welcome visitors in 2009. And now, 12 months later, in the New Year-- 2010. The images in the group should call out to people--Coney Island is alive and kicking, please visit!

The group was started by the Coney Island History Project, a 501-C3 not-for-profit organization that aims to increase awareness of Coney Island's legendary and colorful past and to encourage appreciation of the Coney Island neighborhood of today. The History Project's flickr photostream began as a visual diary of visitors and activities at the exhibition center during the 2008 season. It has been so enjoyable that we recently launched two flickr groups.

Flickr members who have a profile and photostream and an interest in Coney Island may join or contribute photos to the pool. Photos are moderated or invited to insure diversity and quality. If any of your photographs have not been accepted, do not take it personally, it is because they did not fit this particular group. Additional info is posted in the discussion thread "what kind of pix get approved here?"

We are interested in photos from recent years of attractions that will *definitely* be here and open for business in 2009. Once the 2009 season gets underway and everyone has new photos, we can start adding images from this year to the pool. Photos of residents and visitors enjoying what Coney Island has to offer are also welcome. Everything from the landmark Cyclone, Wonder Wheel and Parachute Jump to the independently owned rides and attractions to the beach and the Boardwalk. If you are uncertain whether a particular ride, food stand or other attraction will be open, we'll try to find out. Please consult the list below before you post:

Coney Island attractions that will *definitely* be open in 2009

The Cyclone Roller Coaster
www.coneyislandcyclone.com/

The Coney Island History Project (exhibition center under the Cyclone on Surf Ave)
www.coneyislandhistory.org

The Coney Island Sideshow, Coney Island Museum, Mermaid Parade (June 20), Burlesque at the Beach, Coney Island Film Festival, Coney Island Film Society (Saturday Nights), Ask The Experts Lecture Series, Creepshow at the Freakshow, Tattoo and Motorcycle Show, Freak Bar
www.coneyisland.com

The Wonder Wheel and Deno's Wonder Wheel Park
www.wonderwheel.com

Eldorado Bumper Cars & Arcade
www.coneyislandfunguide.com/Attraction/Eldorado-Bumper-Ca...

McCullough's kiddie park (Bowery & 12th St)
(12 kiddie rides)


Polar Express ride & 12th St Amusements
( 4 rides)

Coney Island Arcade & games (Bowery)

Games on Jones Walk (east and west sides, with the exception of the building on the west corner of Jones Walk & Surf)

Games on Bowery from Jones Walk to 12th Street

Lola Staar's Dreamland Roller Rink & Boutique(in the Childs Bldg, a city landmark on the Boardwalk)
www.dreamlandrollerrink.com/Home.html

Coney Island Beach Shop (Stillwell Ave behind Nathan's plus new location in Stillwell station)
www.coneyislandbeachshop.com/

Denny's Ice Cream
Surf Avenue

Williams Candy
Next to Nathan's on Surf Ave
www.candytreats.com

Nathan's & 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest
nathansfamous.com

The Aquarium
www.nyaquarium.com/

Beach & Boardwalk
www.nycgovparks.org/

Boardwalk businesses:
Ruby's Bar
Steve's Grill House
Gregory & Paul's (Boardwalk & 10th St.)
Cha Cha's
www.chachasofconeyisland.com/
Shoot the Freak
Beer Island

The Polar Bear Club
polarbearclub.org

The Parachute Jump (a city landmark known as Brooklyn's Eiffel Tower. It is no longer an operating ride,)

The Cyclones Baseball in Keyspan Park
www.brooklyncyclones.com/

Fireworks sponsored by the Brooklyn Cyclones on 7 nights from June to Sept. (dates posted on website)

Additional Friday night fireworks sponsored by Carol Albert (current operator of the Cyclone roller coaster and of the former Astroland), the Vourderis family of Deno's Wonder Wheel Park and the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball team. Other participants in the fireworks include the Aquarium, the CIDC and Councilman Recchia's office.

Siren Music Fest - July 18

Free Summer Concerts at Seaside Park
www.brooklynconcerts.com/seaside.html

Surf and Turf Grill
www.coneyislandsurfnturfgrill.com/

Peggy O'Neill's
nymag.com/listings/bar/Peggy-ONeills/

Totonno's PIzzeria, 1524 Neptune Ave. (temporarily closed due to fire, will reopen in 6-8 weeks)

various mom- and-pop businesses and lots more (we hope)...

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Members can post 6 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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