A few weeks back, we were in New York shooting a wedding (pics will be up soon), and the following day had a few hours to spare before our flight left, so we got on the train to Coney Island. I didn’t know much about the place other than it featuring in The Warriors and The Sopranos. I heard that it was washed up and run down, but the boardwalk was quite the opposite. There seems to be some regeneration going on, with a few building projects underway around the station.
As you can probably tell from the photos it was unseasonably cold, so there was no opportunity to sunbathe. Instead, we bought ourselves a couple of jumpers and hot dogs and went for a stroll along the boardwalk. It’s a very photogenic area, with bright colours and strong geometry everywhere. It was also very quiet and spacious. It would be nice to return one day, perhaps when the weather is a little more inviting. I’m sure the place would feel very different to the Coney Island we experienced that day.