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Results are in from The Municipal Arts Society of New York\’s ideas competition for Imagine Coney

You couldn’t ask for a better brief — Coney Island comes laden with color, kitsch, sugar coating, freakshows, the beach, the city.  

The best thing I’ve ever read on Coney Island is Delirious New York which makes the case that the lurid and eventually epic (staged firey sea battles) attractions were the precursors to the new skyscrapers that were being designed in the rapidly expanding Manhattan.


Written by Peter Rudd

March 10, 2009 at 5:40 pm

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