I've been following the development hell that is Coney Island of late. (If you're not up to speed, on Tuesday, the Times had a decent overview of where things are...and be sure to check out Kinetic Carnival and Gowanus Lounge for as-it-happens news...not to mention coneyisland.com and any others that I'm forgetting...)
Anyway. This past holiday weekend seemed like a good time to visit Coney Island...to see things for myself...
Given everything that I had read to date, I expected a grim scene...
That's what I got. Suitably depressing. And almost unbelievable, really.
[Sigh] Ruby's, I was hoping maybe those reports were...not true.
I don't have much to add to what has already been noted other places...One thing: I was one of about, oh, 50 people walking around taking pictures. At one point, there were nearly 12 people in front of the now-derelict Shoot the Freak taking photos. I felt as if I was at a press conference.
Left 4 Dead? I'll say.
See some 50 more photos on my Flickr page.