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Coney Island: Always In New York, Now In The New Yorker
posted by Omar Robau @ 2/19/2008 01:58:00 AM
The Coney Island photo portfolio which appeared in last week's New Yorker is now available online. The set is about what you would expect. The (frequently foggy) photos that make up 'Coney Island Days' are of obvious subjects (Nathan's, the Wonder Wheel, etc.), and the accompanying text is full of the typical pretentious New Yorker-isms, such as "outer-borough-ese" and "Coney's singular poem is the boardwalk, two and a half elegiac herringboned miles."
As unsurprising and condescending as it may be, though, the portfolio does offer some beautiful shots of everyone's favorite spots.
Coney Island Days [The New Yorker]