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Old Posted May 3, 2010, 3:56 PM
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^ Glad you like it. The western Staten Island shore should be a good place to explore, supposedly a lot of old, abandoned boats just rotting away.

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For the "record," this is my favorite thread on this entire site. SO beautiful, I spend a lot of my free time at the edge of or in water,
so this thread reveals a paradise that I didn't really understand existed. Thank You NYguy...
I always like to spend time on the waterfront as well. I think the waterfront is the biggest aspect of New York, even more than skyscrapers. It varies, be it river,
ocean, or creek, but the city is surrounded by water. So I wanted to show this other side to the city.

Here are a few of my own photos from the Coney Island redevelopment thread, probably the city's best known waterfront community.

MAY 1, 2010

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16. The icon of Coney Island, the old Parachute Drop...



17. The Parachute Drop will be the centerpiece of the new Steeplechase Plaza, scheduled for groundbreaking later this year on this site...






18. Weeds grow and blow, waiting for the winds of change to bring new development to an area that once brought joy to millions...



19. Boardwalk restoration continues...



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21. More Coney Island classics...



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30. Indoor amusements will claim a wide swath of the amusement area, virtually cut in half by the planned "Wonder Wheel Way"...



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33. People seemed to be skeptical that the Luna Park site will be ready by the end of the month...I think it will be though.



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35. Future entrance to Luna Park...



36. Multiple subway lines help to keep Coney Island one of the city's favorite playgrounds...



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Sounds of the Cyclone...

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Sounds of the Boardwalk...


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