'A poignant, piercing meditation on middle age and the passing of time... will linger with you long after the book is closed' Guardian On a bitterly cold winter’s afternoon, Michael and Caitlin escape their unhappy marriages to keep an illicit rendezvous. Once a month, for the past quarter of a century, Coney Island has been their haven; these precious, hidden hours their only nourishment. But now, amid the howling of an angry snowstorm, the shut-down, out-of-season resort feels like the edge of the world. And their lives, suddenly, are on the brink – with news of serious illness on one side, and a move to the Midwest on the other.
This collection of pictures, poems, and art is my photography/art statement on OUR Coney Island (mid to late 20s age folks). Picking up after the closing of Astroland amusement park (the last full out park still standing in CI, which is now the re-vamped Luna Park, a throw back to the original circa. early 1900s) into the opening of 2010/2011 Luna Park/Scream Zone and The Wonder Wheel's 90th birthday. This collection shows Coney Island from 2008 to 2011.It's a gritty little Coney now, but with all the classics still alive. The circus, vaudeville, freak shows, and burlesque. Also of-course: The Cyclone, Mermaid Day, The Forth of July & Easter Sunday. Coney is STILL the hot-spot summer destination/family tradition..... with a Hot Dog in one hand, El-dorado arcade tokens, and strong Pina Colada in the other!!!!Coney Island will never lose its attraction and shine. Like a giant magnet pulling those curious and somewhat nervous people in, and they stay here. Once they sense the creativity, regardless if they are an artist or not, Coney will draw it out of them. An inspiration, A muse to creative, to express yourself, to be a little crazy because... It's normal here, and that in itself, will never go out of vogue. Coney Island will keep constantly changing and redeveloping, Yes. but it's been doin' that from the beginning. However, there is something here that can never be torn down nor changed. It's a magical place yet, it ain't Disneyland!
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A kid of Italian immigrants grows up in South Brooklyn and Flatbush during the 20s, 30s, and 40s, playing Johnny-on-the-Pony, Ringalevio and Spin-the-Bottle. Life was simpler then, before the breakup of Ma Bell, the corporate takeovers, and junk mail. His generation was deeply affected by the Great depression; the Big Band music of Goodman, Dorsey, Ellington; movies of Cowboy and Indians, Fred and Ginger; Mickey and Judy; the New York Worlds Fair; and Pearl Harbor, which forced them to leave home and go to war in places they could hardly find on a map. REVIEW What great fun! Ive never been to Brooklyn, and I feel I know the old place - and love it. Although those simple, innocent, carefree, halcyon pre-war days of 50, 60, 70 years ago are long gone, they surely come alive in this charming, laugh-out-loud poignant memoir of Brooklyn. DGuido writes as if hes talking to his reader over a beer, making the story both appealing and very accessible - a la Neil Simon, in tone and the story itself. Thanks to the author for recapturing a kinder, sweeter, gentler time with such wonderful recall. Id love to send this book to several former Brooklyn-ite friends. I cant imagine anyyone from that era or place whod not enjoy this breezy, good read.
This is the first new history of Coney Island in half a century, tracing its evolution and cultural impact as an amusement center from its earliest development as a seaside resort to the present day Mermaid Parade. Over 100 photos.
In a companion piece to an upcoming exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, the sights and sounds of Manhattan are depicted in a collection of songs drawn representing the rich and diverse ethnic heritage of the city.