Entries Tagged as 'Coney Island'

Mindful Walker: A Chat With New Colonist

June 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Be a Mindful Activist, Explore New York

We met through Twitter and had our first real conversation for a podcast. What a world! Eric Miller is passionate about creating great and healthy cities and other communities, and so am I. He is the editor/publisher of The New Colonist, a site where he and Richard Risemberg chronicle the return of many from life […]

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Coney Island’s Off-Season Vibe

March 8th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Explore New York

Scrawled on the cornice of a dilapidated building on Coney Island’s Surf Avenue is “Shore Hotel. Nature’s Paradise By the Sea.” But paradise this isn’t. On Coney Island’s main thoroughfare, it sits in the midst of a mish-mash of garish-colored patches of buildings, “Stores for Lease” signs, boarded-up windows, and neon that heralds “Eldorado Auto […]

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Whose Dreams Will Revive Coney Island?

February 27th, 2009 · 79 Comments · Be a Mindful Activist, Explore New York

Say the words “Coney Island” to New Yorkers, especially of a certain age, and you may well get a dreamy kind of pause and a vivid memory: feeling the sensation of a drop on the Cyclone roller coaster, seeing the steel top on the gigantic Parachute Jump from the distance, riding the fast Steeplechase horses, […]

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