Friday, February 8, 2008

Coney Island Days : Robert Polidori

© Robert Polidori

Numerous photographers rushed over to Coney Island to document its final days, now awaiting an overhaul to mimic its prime in the early 20th century before WWII. This week's New Yorker featured a great story on Coney Island with remarkable photographs by Robert Polidori. You can have a look at all the images here. Astroland will stay open for one more year, so if you never rode the Cyclone (best roller-coaster ever), now's your chance! It's final season begins March 16.

And of course we couldn't speak about Coney Island without including this Weegee image:

Crowd at Coney Island, 1940
© Weegee

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