Monday, August 17, 2009



On the boardwalk the crowds ignore the late hour and little kids are whizzing around amusement rides in the kiddie park that used to be Astroland. For fifty cents you could see a one-hundred-pound rat! Think of it, what can you do these days for fifty cents? “Save Coney Island” T-shirts are everywhere but Coney seems to have saved itself. Rough little theater groups perform on makeshift stages, applauded by huge friendly crowds as performers comically play out Depression-era scenarios of failed mortgages, lost jobs and repossession by greedy bankers.

2 comments:

J. Lemon said...

The giant rat is worth way more than fifty cents. They're doing it a disservice. The headless woman on the other hand...

Druidhead said...

I know. I know. Headless women are a dime a dozen.