Photographer Luc Kordas Captures The Iconic Coney Island During The Most Vibrant Time

According to the photographer Luc Kordas: “Coney Island is an iconic spot in New York City photographed by countless famous photographers through the years. The neighborhood is located in the southern tip of Brooklyn, its biggest magnet is the ocean, the beach, and the boardwalk. If you live in New York City but crave that beach life in the summer, that’s your best bet. Apart from the beach and the sea, the area offers a big amusement park including a couple of roller-coasters. The reason it’s so interesting to photographers is that it attracts New Yorkers of all ages and ethnicities making for a stunning mix of people in their beach outfits. Continue reading »

Zombies Take Over Coney Island

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Molly Schuyler, dressed as a zombie, smiles after winning the brain eating contest during the “Zombie Takeover of Coney Island” in Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York, July 2, 2014. Schuyler ate 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg) of pig brains to set a new record according to organizers. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters) Continue reading »

Sea Creatures Come out for Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade

Revelers pose at the 2013 Mermaid Parade at Coney Island on June 22, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Coney Island was hard hit by Superstorm Sandy but parade organizers, whose offices were flooded, were able to raise $100,000 on Kickstarter to fund the parade. The Mermaid Parade began in 1983 and features participants dressed as mermaids and other sea creatures while paying homage to the former tradition of the Coney Island Mardi Gras, which ran annually in the early fall from 1903-1954. (Timothy Clary/Mario Tama/AFP Photo/Getty Images) Continue reading »