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Sid Grossman, Coney Island, c. 1947

The Radical Camera: New York’s Photo League, 1936 – Compelling portraits of everyday life drawn from the streets of New York City form the heart of a new exhibit at The Jewish Museum.

Coney Island Couple ~

Coney Island Couple ~

New York circa 1905. Coney Island - Luna Park promenade....wow Coney was ALOT…

New York circa Coney Island - Luna Park promenade. How I wish I could see the old Coney Island Parks at this time.

The Coney Island Elephant was a hotel and brothel built in the shape of an elephant, and located on Coney Island. In 1885, the Elephant Hotel, also known as the Elephantine Colossus, was built by James V. Lafferty and was 122 feet high with seven floors and had 31 rooms. The hotel became associated with prostitution. This lead to the phrase “going to see the elephant” being created, to mean going to see a prostitute.

Vintage Hotel Friday: The Coney Island Elephant Hotel& Brothel

Coney Island

Coney Island Cool This weekend I visited Coney Island for the first time with Danny and Felipe!