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BK PHOTO SERIES: CONEY ISLAND

by kristen bartley For over a century Coney Island has established itself as one of America’s great cultural icons. ┬áThis Brooklyn mecca has been a reoccurring subject in American pop culture from a mention in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, to the theme of songs by Tom Waits, The Velvet Underground, Lou Reed, and Death Cab [...]

PHOTO GALLERY: THE MERMAID PARADE

by kristen bartley The Mermaid Parade at Coney Island is always a photo worthy afternoon of lunacy. Thankfully QC made the rainy journey. Enjoy the visuals…

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF SIREN MUSIC FESTIVAL

by kevin diamond (photographs by mel mccue) Coney Island hot dogs stored safely in belly, with a cold beer to keep them chilled, I advanced on the Main Stage at approximately 3:00 PM eastern standard time. The band about to play was The Dodos. 7 Hours later, full of beer and piss, feet hurting, body [...]

THE MERMAID PARADE

by kristen bartley I honestly can’t think of a better way to spend the first day of summer than in Coney Island amongst a sea of half-naked mermaids and freaks of all kinds. Today at 2pm marks the return of the annual Mermaid Parade, claiming to be the nation’s largest “art” parade and celebration of [...]