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This Chick Really Knows how to Pull Off the "Almost Totally and Completely Naked" Look Quite Well
Astroland owner Carol Hill Albert, whose
husband's family had owned the park since 1962, sold the site
to developer Thor Equities in November 2006 for an undisclosed
amount. Thor proposed a $1.5 billion renovation and expansion of the Coney
Island amusement area to include hotels, shopping, movies, an indoor water
park and the city's first new roller coaster since the Cyclone.
The first known mermaid stories appeared in Assyria, ca. 1000 BC. The goddess Atargatis, mother of Assyrian queen Semiramis, loved a mortal shepherd and unintentionally killed him. Ashamed, she jumped into a lake to take the form of a fish, but the waters would not conceal her divine beauty. Thereafter, she took the form of a mermaid-human above the waist, fish below?though the earliest representations of Atargatis showed her as a fish with a human head and arm, similar to the Babylonian Ea. The Greeks recognized Atargatis under the name Derketo. Prior to 546 BC, the Milesian philosopher Anaximander proposed that mankind had sprung from an aquatic species of animal. He thought that humans, with their extended infancy, could not have survived otherwise A popular Greek legend turns Alexander the Great's sister, Thessalonike, into a mermaid after she died. She lived, it was said, in the Aegean and when she encountered a ship, she asked its sailors only one question: "Is King Alexander alive?", to which the correct answer was: "He lives and reigns and conquers the world." This answer pleased her so she calmed the waters and wished the ship farewell. Any other answer would spur her into a rage. She would raise a terrible storm, with certain doom for the ship and every sailor on board. Source: Wikipedia.
Purple Mermaids with a Crab and Lobster on Rear-View Mirror Waving at Orange Guy with Traffic Cone on his Head
The Municipal Art Society launched the initiative ImagineConey, in early 2007, as discussion of a rezoning plan that highly favored housing and hotels began circulating from the Department of City Planning. MAS held several public workshops, a call for ideas, and a charrette to garner attention to the issue. City Planning certified the rezoning plan in January 2009 to negative responses from all amusement advocates and Coney Island enthusiasts. The plan is currently working through the ULURP process. Thor Equities has said it hopes to complete the project by 2011. The Aquarium is also planning a renovation.
Antique Photo Come to Life: Creepy, Gothic Mermaid Pair in Face Paint and Ratty Dresses
The Cyclone roller coaster, built in 1927, is one of the
nation's oldest wooden coasters still in operation. A favorite of some coaster
aficionados, the Cyclone includes an 85-foot (26 m), 60 degree drop. It is
owned by the City, and operated by Astroland, under a franchise agreement.
It is located across the street from Astroland.
Suvannamaccha (lit. golden mermaid) is a daughter of Ravana that appears in the Cambodian and Thai versions of the Indian Ramayana. She is a mermaid princess who tries to spoil Hanuman's plans to build a bridge to Lanka but falls in love with him instead. In Indian mythology, Matsya Avatar (Merman) is the first incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who has lower part of the body like a fish, and upper part like that of a man. He has four arms; with two hands he holds a conch shell and wheel, while the other two are holding a lotus or a mace. Source: Wikipedia.
These Alien Silver-Clad Mermaids are Having Fun Jumping Around and Dancing
There are three separate bumper car rides in Coney Island, located in Astroland, Deno's Wonder Wheel Park, and Eldorado's Arcade on Surf Avenue.
Young Pirate Boy with a Death's Head Skull on his Hat is Enjoying the Mermaid Parade
Tornado, a roller coaster constructed in 1926. It suffered a series of small fires which made the structure unstable and was torn down in 1977.
Dwarf With Medieval Mace and a Bright-Red-Haired Skeleton-Girl Riding on the Hood of a Hearse
Coney Island still maintains a broad sandy beach from West 37th Street at Seagate through the Coney Island and Brighton
Beach to the beginning of the community of Manhattan Beach, a distance of
approximately 2½ miles (~4.0 km). The beach is continuous and is served
for its entire length by the broad Riegelmann boardwalk. A number of amusements
are directly accessible from the land side of the boardwalk, as is the New
York Aquarium and a variety of food shops and arcades.
Claimed sightings of dead or living mermaids have come from places as diverse as Java and British Columbia. There are two Canadian reports from the area of Vancouver and Victoria, one from sometime between 1870 and 1890, the other from 1967. In some of the earliest accounts of Blackbeard's sail logs in the BBC documentary Pirates, he instructed his crew on several voyages to steer away from charted waters which he called "enchanted" for fear of Merfolk or mermaids, which Blackbeard and many members of the crew reported seeing and documenting. These sighting were often recounted and shared by many sailors and pirates who believed the mermaids were bad luck and would bewitch them into giving up their gold and dragging them to the bottom of the seas.
This Bright Pink Mermaid Seems to be a Member of the Ruling Class
The Mermaid Parade, which takes place on Surf Avenue and the boardwalk, featuring floats and various acts, has been produced annually by Coney Island U.S.A. — a non-profit arts organization which is dedicated to preserving the dignity of American Popular Culture. The group, which was established in 1979, also produces the Coney Island Film Festival, Burlesque At The Beach, and Creepshow at the Freakshow (an interactive Halloween-themed event), and houses the Coney Island Museum.
These are the Type of Mermaids that Grow Feet when they are Dry
Its main subway station is called Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue and is reached by the New York City Subway trains of the D F N Q. The three main avenues in the Coney Island community, are (north to south) Neptune Avenue (which crosses to the mainland to become Emmons Avenue), Mermaid Avenue, and Surf Avenue (which becomes Ocean Parkway and then runs north towards Brooklyn's Prospect Park). The cross streets in the Coney Island neighborhood proper are numbered with "West" prepended to their numbers, running from West 1st Street to West 37th Street at the border of Sea Gate.
I got the Creepy Feeling that this is Her Normal Way of Dressing, and she Just Wandered Into the Parade Route
The majority of Coney Island's population resides in approximately thirty 18- to 24-story towers, mostly various forms of public housing. In between the towers are many blocks that were filled with burned out and vacant buildings. Since the 1990s there has been steady revitalization of the area. Many townhouses were built on empty lots, popular franchises have set up shop, and Keyspan Park was built to serve as the home for the Cyclones, a minor league baseball team in the New York Mets' farm system.