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If Dad Was A Doll

by 04/09/2017
Neighborhood: Coney Island, Featured

As a young man, Royal Young wished his social worker artist father was a little more punk rock. Shortly thereafter, he shared a slice of pizza with Sylvain Sylvain, guitarist for the New York Dolls.

The Ancient Swirl of Time that is Always Present Over Coney Island

by 10/20/2014
Neighborhood: Coney Island

Sometimes, when the sky is just right, it is still possible to feel the era of the 50's blowing eternally down the boardwalk.

Spa Day

by 09/06/2014
Neighborhood: Coney Island

A Groupon spa day outing goes downhill.... fast.

I Love You, U-Bet

by 03/26/2012
Neighborhood: Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay

Candy Schulman passes the U-Bet egg cream torch to her daughter.

My Father’s Father’s Coney Island Costume Jewelry Shop

by 07/19/2011
Neighborhood: Coney Island

Mara Grayson tells her father's story of his father's Coney Island Costume jewelry Shop.

Things Inside My Head

by 09/12/2003
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Coney Island

It is a popular misconception that autistics can count hundreds of matches in the blink of an eye and draw fantastic pictures.