Tuesday, March 04, 2008

All The Coney That's Fit To Print

Marty Markowitz's comments in his State of the Borough Address that the Parachute Jump's lighting needs "more bling" set off quite a controversy, which has yet to be resolved. The Times recently sought to get a 'man on the street' angle on the issue, by reporting from the Coney Island video arcade, Faber's Fascination.

One of the people interviewed in the article- a local mother and Parks Department employee named Audrey McLeod- summed up the Parachute Jump's current charms: "To me, the lights are more romantic than spectacular. They're not bright to catch your eye or anything, but maybe for a couple walking on the Boardwalk."

The Boardwalk and the Bling [The New York Times]

- post by Ben Nadler

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