Brooklyn History: Coney Island

As soon as the summer sun starts to scorch the Brooklyn pavement, Coney Island resurrects itself for another season of screeching rides and mischievous amusements as thousands migrate to its beach and boardwalk. While the former “Sodom by the Sea” has lost much of its old luster and seen significant changes in recent years, Phoenix-like rebirths are nothing new to the seaside escape–it has literally and figuratively risen from ashes throughout its storied history… Read more

I hope you don’t mind today is a sort of post my own writing day. But this story for Brooklyn Based has everything: tragic lions, wool bathing suits, Robert Moses, etc.

Brooklyn History: Coney Island

As soon as the summer sun starts to scorch the Brooklyn pavement, Coney Island resurrects itself for another season of screeching rides and mischievous amusements as thousands migrate to its beach and boardwalk. While the former “Sodom by the Sea” has lost much of its old luster and seen significant changes in recent years, Phoenix-like rebirths are nothing new to the seaside escape–it has literally and figuratively risen from ashes throughout its storied history… Read more

I hope you don’t mind today is a sort of post my own writing day. But this story for Brooklyn Based has everything: tragic lions, wool bathing suits, Robert Moses, etc.