Sunday, February 25, 2007

Brooklyn Back in the Day: Coney Island

Coney Bowery 1948

We return to our episodic feature, Brooklyn Back in the Day, with this specimen from the Brooklyn Public Library's wonderful collection of historic photos. This photo is Coney Island's Bowery in 1948. The taller building on the right is the Henderson Building, which will eventually fall to Thor Equities demolition crews. The caption to the photo says: "Section of Coney Island amusement area known as Bowery that extended from Steeplechase Park to Feltman's Restaurant; two men standing on ladder platform working on large sign ("...Irish House") with arcade game below in right foreground, moving truck in center, and several amusement rides in background."

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