Part Two of a really cool journey through Brooklyn. CLICK HERE to check out Part One.
The original! Yeah, there in shopping malls and airports all over America now. But this is where millions of immigrants could pluck down a nickel and live the good life (more if they wanted French fries).
The Cyclone and Wonder Wheel at Coney Island. If you didn’t grow up in or near New York this might not mean as much. But the Wonder Wheel is what people have been drawn to since the 1920’s.
The Cyclone always sounded like such a scary thing. Close up it looks tame as roller coasters go. Nine bucks a ride!Parachute Jump. You can take my turn on it. It’s OK!
Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue subway station. Just found out, this is the largest elevated subway station in North America and one of the largest in the world. It has a solar panel canopy covering all eight tracks.
Manhattan Beach, a mile or so east of Coney Island. Away from the crazy crowd. The vibe is totally different.
Guess you can tell what groups are living in Manhattan Beach.
I wonder if there are anymore “bath houses” still around?
Windy! Good day to be bald. No hair to mess up.
It took off with bag in beak a second after I snapped this shot. We call them “flying rats.”
I cheated a bit on this last photo. It’s in Brooklyn Heights, taken last October. The East River, facing Manhattan and the new Freedom Tower.
A little bit of old, a little bit of new. Always honoring the past; always embracing its ever changing present; always looking out there to the future. That’s Brooklyn!
Brooklyn and NYC was the starting point for so many of us. Got any childhood memories of places where you grew up? What is home for you? Comment and share…we’d love to know!