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Saturday, September 06, 2008

New Coney Book For Unforseen Times

tells the story of what it was like to grow up during the 1960s and 1970s decades in a deteriorating neighborhood adjoined to the legendary amusement grounds; a place said to have begun suffering its own deterioration when the City of New York’s urban renewal project resulted in development of numerous hi-rise buildings (referred to as the projects), and relocation of the city’s poor and disadvantaged minority residents having settled within it’s walls. Among them, the author of this work.This book is devoted far more to life in the residential community of Coney Island, as opposed to the much-written-about beachside amusement parks and attractions, taking place during an era that followed Coney Island’s glorified past. This mostly comical memoir encompasses a two-decade timeline of funny—often hilarious—accounts. The true-life tales are also intertwined with moments of sadness, joy, horror, romance, and a range of other emotions…lots of stories of teenage adventures and dilemmas that nearly anyone can relate to, taking place in a world full of spinning and twirling lights attached to many incredible machines.

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posted by Omar Robau @ 9/06/2008 07:24:00 PM 


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