Mermaid Parade 6
Wind Power: Windmills Strategically Placed Upon the Boobs Help these Mermaids Keep a High Level of Energy
The event sometimes attracts a couple of thousand actual participants, along
with hundreds of thousands of spectators, some of whom have traveled to Coney
Island's beach primarily to escape the heat which often marks the beginning
The One Thousand and One Nights includes several tales featuring "Sea People", such as Djullanar the Sea-girl. Unlike the depiction in other mythologies, these are anatomically identical to land-bound humans, differing only in their ability to breathe and live underwater. They can (and do) interbreed with land humans, the children of such unions sharing in the ability to live underwater. Source: Wikipedia
Some Parts of the Mermaid Parade are not Easy on the Eyes or Stomach
The Parade is followed by the Mermaid Parade Ball, a post-parade gathering where costumed parade participants can get together with each other and parade spectators to listen to live music, purchase raffle tickets, and watch burlesque and sideshow acts performed by some of New York City's hottest burlesque stars.
Card Shark Mermaids with Shark Fins and Metallic Costumes
Anyone can take pictures of the parade from the sidewalk as it goes by on the street. If you want to take pictures of the staging area on West 10th Street, you will be charged $5 per camera to enter the staging area. If you are Working Press with an NYPD Press Pass, you can enter the West 10th Street staging area for free. There is also a Press Pen across from the reviewing stand on Surf Avenue that will open at around 1:30 PM. You do not have to make reservations to take pictures on West 10th Street. You just have to pay $5 per camera.
Pure White: Little Girl Dressed in a White Dress and Holding a White Umbrella Under the June Sun
Coney Island became a resort after the Civil War as excursion railroads and the Coney Island & Brooklyn Railroad streetcar line reached the area in the 1860s. With the rail lines, steamship lines and access to the beach came major hotels and public and private beaches, followed by horse racing, amusement parks, and less reputable entertainments such as Three-card Monte, other gambling entrepreneurs, and prostitution.
Last Exit: The Theme of this Display Seems to be 'Kinda Trashy and Fun'
The builder and New York City Parks Commissioner Robert Moses actively opposed the "tawdry" entertainment at Coney and discouraged the building of new amusements. Housing projects, for low and moderate incomes, were built in what had been amusement areas, and the aquarium project, where Dreamland once stood, reduced the available area for more traditional amusements.
Guy Wearing a Mask, Black Hat, Black Bow Tie, Light Green Jacket and White Pants, Blowing Bubbles
In 1953, Moses had the entire island rezoned for residential use only and announced plans to demolish the amusements to make room for public housing. After many public complaints, the Estimate Board reinstated the area between West 22 Streets and The Cyclone as amusement only and threw in 100 feet (30 m) of property north of Surf Av. between these streets. It has since then been protected for amusement use only, which has led to many public land battles.
Quasi-Egyptian Themed Marchers Milling About
In June 2006 Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn
(EEK), an architectural design firm working for Thor, released detailed renderings
of Thor's planned resort area showing luxury high rise condo towers in place
of the hotel with retail on the ground floor. Since the area has both zoning
restrictions only allowing amusements and no buildings taller than 260 feet
In another Arabian Nights tale,r "Abdullah the Fisherman and Abdullah the Merman", the protagonist Abdullah the Fisherman gains the ability to breathe underwater and discovers an underwater submarine society that is portrayed as an inverted reflection of society on land, in that the underwater society follows a form of primitive communism where concepts like money and clothing do not exist. Other Arabian Nights tales deal with lost ancient technologies, advanced ancient civilizations that went astray, and catastrophes which overwhelmed them.
Mermaid in a Metallic Green Dress and Inflatable Palm Tree on Roof of Pink Hearse with an American Flag
Thor initially denied any inclusion of condo towers in its plans and Eek quickly removed the renderings from its site, but not before blogs everywhere published copies of the renderings. Thor quickly released renderings of rides, including a steel coaster that would run above the boardwalk, a two tiered carousel, and a fountain at the foot of Stillwell Av. that would project images of whales and mermaids.
A Large Amount of Pale Flesh was Found in the Same Place and at the Same Point in Time
Thor admitted that condos would be
part of its resort and said that the resort was not economically feasible
without the addition of condos. At a public meeting Thor representatives
continued to downplay the condos by claiming that the company only wanted
to build hundreds of condo units, not thousands.
Animated films include Disney's musical version of Andersen's tale, The Little Mermaid, and Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo. The Australian teen dramedy H2O: Just Add Water, chronicles the adventures of three, modern-day mermaids along the Gold Coast of Australia.
Standing There With Drums, Waiting for the Parade to Keep Moving
While Thor initially said
it only wanted to build 575 condos the number crept up to 975. Late in 2006
Thor announced that it had just purchased Coney Island's last remaining amusement
park, Astroland, and would be closing it after the 2007 season. Immediately
Thor announced plans to build a Nickelodeon-themed hotel on the site.
In "The Adventures of Bulukiya", the protagonist Bulukiya's quest for the herb of immortality leads him to explore the seas, where he encounters societies of mermaids. "Julnar the Sea-Born and Her Son King Badr Basim of Persia" is yet another Arabian Nights tale about mermaids. When sailors come the mermaids sing, and some men are led straight to their doom. If they follow the mermaids' lovely and beautiful voices, they do not know what they are doing or where they're going.