Recap: 30th Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Posted on: June 25th, 2012 at 11:19 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

On Saturday afternoon, Coney Island welcomed the thirtieth annual Mermaid Parade to its shores. The weather was perfect, with crowds pouring out of the subway and onto Surf Avenue for the quasi-corporate carny spectacle. Translation – a hot sweaty mess.

This image has been archived or removed.

The shitshow began on the F train from the Lower East Side with a packed car of parade goers and participants alike.

This image has been archived or removed.

A quick ride of the cyclone and a side of whiplash later, the parade began. Classic cars, pole dancers, unicyclists, stilt-wearing hoola-hoopers, Occupiers, and a friggin Back to the Future Delorean. That’s all we’ll say.

Check the full gallery below.

This gallery has been removed.

Recent Stories

Report: Tenement Museum Workers Unionize

The front-facing staff of the Tenement Museum, after many failed attempts throughout the years, have finally agreed to unionize. A vote was held last week in which all education, retail, and visitor services employees mobilized to join Local 2110 UAW (United Auto Workers). The measure passed by a 96% margin. The vote was spurred by […]

Sunshine Cinema Signage Carted Away

Sunshine, sunset, swiftly goes the demolition. Indeed, no sooner did the sidewalk bridge appear at 141 East Houston Street than workers deposed the Sunshine Cinema neon lettering. We’re told that a van carted the signage away yesterday. Co-owner-developer East End Capital did not return our request about the fate of the letters. Meanwhile, the demolition […]

New Essex Street Market Sets Opening Date at Essex Crossing [Updated]

Seventy-nine is a momentous age for the Essex Street Market. Now, more than five years in the making, the Lower East Side institution opened by Mayor LaGuardia in 1940 is finally ready to cross Delancey. The date for its opening at Essex Crossing has been set. Mark the calendar for Monday morning, May 13. In […]

Ready to Win the Weekend? [SPONSOR]

“Let’s meet for drinks” is starting to get lamer than Netflix-and-chill. Amp up your culture factor, impress your date, and maybe even take home great new art at Superfine! Art Fair, opening May 1 with a champagne washed inaugural party in SoHo. Explore three rooms chock full of awesome art by 80+ top-tier emerging artists. […]

He Said, She Said: A Two-City Concert Review of KOLARS

KOLARS is a Los Angeles-based rock duo, formerly of folk outfit He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, and the latest in our “He Said/She Said” music series. They’ve been relentlessly on tour for the past three years (over 400 shows since 2016), and while Passover prevented us from getting to the New York gig, we […]