Travelled to Coney Island this past weekend. It was great to be in the area once again. I graduated from nearby John Dewey High School and played hooky there a few times during my four-year stint. The Village Voice profiles the up-and-coming neighborhood:
Coney Island was a microcosm of New York City, a place where cramped intensity allowed one to transcend the harsh reality of social caste. Today, the shadows of yesterday's rides serve as testament to the insane ingenuity of mankind. But the new Coney Island is alive and growing with an ever changing mix of immigrants, artists, businesses, and even a minor league baseball team.
Posted by ronn at August 20, 2002 08:35 PM