Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Coney Island

Just came across these neat old pix of Coney Island in the 1960s and 1970s. Glad to see that some things never change:
Fourth of July weekend on the boardwalk. The Coney Island Dancers(warning, this link has disco music) were just getting warmed up, so much so that the man in the sweaty business pants ripped off his shirt and poured bottled water over his head just like Flashdance, only sweatier.
He's a maniac on the boardwalk!
Stars and stripes forever:
Freaks and geeks:
A Coney Island classic:
Soaring high above the other rides is the Scream Zone Sling Shot ride. You couldn't pay me a million dollars to try it. Well, maybe you could...
What the?! Furries? In this heat!!!
King of the Coney Island Dancers. On Fourth of July...
...and a few weeks later:
Hot wheelz:
Old-school signage:
Taken from the pier. The beach crowds were off the hook. Nothing but sun worshippers and umbrellas for miles and miles:
What a catch!:
Lifeguards in action. Luckily this was a false alarm. Signs all over the pier say No Diving and No Swimming. The lifeguards (the guys to the right in orange) make anyone who ignores the signs (the guy on the left) swim back to shore and get out of the water.
The swim of shame.

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