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Sunday, June 20, 2010

On the Mermaid Parade, in Coney Island

Coney Island Lager, in Brooklyn
Photo by myself, in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

A local gastropub in Park Slope serves up beers made locally, including Blue Point Toasted Lager from Long Island, and Coney Island Lager, shown above.

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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.

Related posts: On the Boardwalk, in Coney Island, Shoot the Freak, Coney Island and Beer, Wonderful Beer.

8 comments:

Joanne said...

Great bottle!:) What a fun parade to do!

Lily Hydrangea said...

the last time I was at Coney Island I was a little kid. I guess it's time to revisit. I bet there are some amazing photo-ops there.

Kizz said...

I was there! I was sweating balls in a velvet bustier dressed as a pirate. It's going to take me a little while to get the photos up but I think I got a few good ones.

T. Becque said...

Great design on the bottle! I like your composition too with the bread included.

Robert said...

I didn't even knew they made these! Haha cool pic!

fishwithoutbicycle said...

I was there it was fun!!! Love the photo of the bottle with the bread.

ρομπερτ said...

How alluring to obtain such a face; nice to learn as well that there are such nice events. Must be a great city indeed.

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Bibi said...

Scary bottle, but I'd try it!

I just hate the word 'developer'. Those are people who 'develop' woodlands into housing projects, etc....