Coney Island

Warby Parker Gets All Coney Island with New Collection of Specs

Posted June 5, 2013 at 6:40 am

Here are some specs for you to lose while riding the Cyclone. The uber-popular Warby Parker is now cashing in on Coney Island cool with its new Ocean Avenue collection of budget frames. Both eyeglasses and sunglasses, “inspired by New York City in the 1970s and 1980s.” To coincide with the launch, Warby Parker also […]

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Amanda Palmer Headlining Mermaid Parade Benefit at Bowery Ballroom

Last modified May 15, 2013 at 7:51 pm

With just under three weeks remaining on the Kickstarter campaign, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade has reach nearly half its $100,000 goal. Now, a benefit is happening.

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Help Keep the Coney Island Mermaid Parade Alive!

Posted May 9, 2013 at 11:37 am

“A year without the Mermaid Parade is a year without summertime.” Truth.

When the Cyclone Went Backwards with ‘Back-Fire’ [VIDEO]

Last modified May 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm

There was a brief moment in the early 1980s when thrill-seekers could ride the Coney Island Cyclone backwards.

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Siren Screen Series Features ‘The Zipper’

Last modified April 25, 2013 at 8:43 am

Tonight, MoMa’s Celeste Bartos Theater will host Siren Series 4, a collection of slideshows, screenings, readings, and feature film The Zipper – all inspired by New York’s beloved iconic destination, Coney Island.

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Vintage 1960s New York Through the Eyes of Martians [VIDEO]

Posted February 1, 2013 at 11:22 am

The premise of this bizarre film is that of a creepy faux documentary where peaceful martians visit Earth as interplanetary tourists.

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Recap: 30th Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Last modified June 28, 2012 at 12:07 am

On Saturday afternoon, Coney Island welcomed the thirtieth annual Mermaid Parade to its shores.

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Coney Island Memorial Day Visit

Posted May 31, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Coney Island is always a great spectacle to behold, but Memorial Day proved to be even more entertaining.

Coney Island Kris Kross [Video]

Last modified January 30, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Let’s travel back to November 1992, shall we?  Bill Clinton has just defeated George H.W. Bush to become the 42nd president of the United States. But more importantly, Kris Kross was en vogue.  The backward-pants-wearing duo was hot to trot with “Jump” and “Warm it Up,” the latter of which had a video partially rooted […]

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New York on Film in the 1970s

Posted November 18, 2009 at 6:18 am

Later tonight, the 92Y Tribeca is hosting a free screening of four 16 mm film prints from the New York Public Library.  Each of the short films – Bowery Men’s Shelter, Crosby Street, Huberts, Coney Island – captures the essence of New York City during the 1970s.  The event kicks off at 6:30 pm in […]