Photo via Coney Island History ProjectMuch ink has been spilled about Dr. Martin Couney, the famed — or infamous — incubator doctor, a medical pioneer who saved thousands of premature babies through his Coney Island side show exhibit at a time when mainstream hospitals were slow to adopt the newfangled incubator technology.
Luna Park 1878-[1930?] (Photo by Brooklyn Visual Heritage [http://www.brooklynvisualheritage.org/luna-park-0])Coney Island Hospital [http://www.nyc.gov/html/hhc/coneyisland/html/home/home.shtml] recently celebrated its annual reunion [/children-born-premature-reunite-with-the-doctors-nurses-who-saved-them/] for children who were born prematurely and nursed to health by the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive
The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) is open to revisiting the idea of making the Riegelmann Boardwalk a scenic landmark, reports [http://m.nydailynews.com/news/politics/panel-review-bid-coney-island-boardwalk-wood-article-1.2163992] the New York Daily News. Last year, the LPC rejected Councilman Mark Treyger’s bid to grant [http://www.bensonhurstbean.com/2014/
Dianna Carlin, a Ditmas Park resident better known as Lola Star [http://lolastar.com/], is bringing the glitz and glamour of Coney Island to Lakeside in Prospect Park [http://www.prospectpark.org/about-prospect-park/lakeside] tomorrow, July 11. In 2008, when Carlin launched Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Rink [http://www.
The RKO Tilyou Theater. Built in the 1920s and now destroyed. It represents the rise of Coney Island as an amusement destination. (Source: Cinema Treasures)The RKO Tilyou is one of those landmarks of Southern Brooklyn that have long been demolished but still live on through pictures and legacy. Originally
Source: The Wall BreakersConey Island is currently on the upswing, albeit in a contained corporate sort of way [/coney-island-attracting-fancy-new-businesses-and-chains/], but there was a time when the beachfront fun land was a lot bleaker, and that time began in the 1970s. The Wall Breakers, an online creative community website, posted a
Moving the Brighton Beach Hotel (Source: New York Public Library via ny.curbed.com)In the 1870s, Manhattan Beach and Brighton Beach were some of the poshest digs this side of fancy-town; an exclusive getaway for New York’s monocle wearing upper-crust. A fascinating report [http://ny.curbed.com/archives/