Photos taken in Coney Island amusement park in Brooklyn, New York during winter.
Coney Island has been a "playground" since the early 1900's. It was originally comprised of three amusement parks: Dreamland, Luna Park and Steeplechase Park. It was and still is the home of Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs. These days, with only five acres remaining, the area is locked in a battle between the city of New York and a private developer over competing plans for the site and surrounding neighborhood located on the south end of Brooklyn, NY.
Years ago I visited the area off season and shot images that seem to evoke a sadness from the dying of such a vibrant and historic part of New York, where I was born.
Although the Thunderbolt, Mile Sky Chaser, Loop-o-Plane and the Half Moon Hotel are long gone, visitors can still ride the Parachute Jump, the Cyclone roller coaster and the Wonder Wheel. All three are official city landmarks. You can also still buy a hot dog at "the original" Nathan's.