Coney Island: The People’s Playground, Still

Long before amusement parks went corporate, Brooklyn’s Coney Island pioneered them for the world. While the “nickel empire” is long gone, the roots of Coney Island’s renown remain legible via a spectacular setting and landmarks like the Wonder Wheel and the Cyclone and the carnival heritage persists in spectacles like the annual hot dog eating contest. Join journalist and guide Norman Oder to learn about Coney’s ups and downs, including a new baseball stadium, a stunning subway terminus, delayed development, and the lingering impacts of Robert Moses-era planning and Superstorm Sandy. Cost: $20 / $15 Members.



Event Details:

  • When: 

    Saturday, July 13, 2013
    11 AM

  • Where: 

    meeting location provided after ticket purchase.
    New York, NY

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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