Speaking of Coney Island, the annual Mermaid Parade was held yesterday. Mark and I did not go, but saw those who did walking around in Brooklyn, still in their mermaid costumes.
Each year, the boardwalk in Coney Island is swarmed with adults and kids dressed as mermaids. Yesterday, musicians Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson led the parade as king and queen.
Coney Island has historically been known for its boardwalk and amusement park, just a subway ride from Manhattan. The area is known for being run down, but developers have recently committed over $30 million to renovate the park over the next 10 years.
For more about this year's parade from the New York Daily News, including photos, click here.
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