By Katarina Hybenova
Before you let go in favor of the tomorrow beach mermaid craziness, let’s look together at the iconic Coney Island of the 1920s. Thanks to NYC Department of Records Online Photo gallery, you can now spent hours of looking at old New York in photography. We made a selection of some of the most nostalgic beach photos from the period.
The publication When Brooklyn Was the World (1920-1957) by Elliot Willensky reveals, Coney Island has been attracting crowds since 1920 when the Stillwell Avenue subway station was opened: