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  • CONEY ISLAND CREEK: A Kayak Tour by Charles Denson - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 249 views
    A circumnavigation of Coney Island Creek at high tide. A film by Charles Denson. For more information: www.coneyislandcreek.org
  • Coney Island: The Rocket Has Landed - Duration: 19 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 83 views
    In June 2014 the Coney Island History Project answered the City's RFP and took ownership of the storm-damaged Astroland Rocket. The iconic Rocket was returned to Coney Island and found a new home a...
  • Coney Island History Project - Duration: 4 minutes, 52 seconds.

    • 3 months ago
    • 277 views
    The Coney Island History Project is located near the Boardwalk on West 12th Street, just below the Wonder Wheel. We are open weekends, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. www.coneyislandhistory.org
  • JIMMY PRINCE: THE PRINCE OF MERMAID AVENUE - Duration: 58 minutes.

    • 3 months ago
    • 1,475 views
    PRINCE OF MERMAID AVENUE A film by Charles Denson
    Winner: Best Documentary 2009, Coney Island Film Festival. Jimmy Prince was the last link to what Mermaid Avenue meant to Coney Island in the ...
  • Coney Island's Hydraulic Beach - Duration: 3 minutes, 8 seconds.

    • 3 months ago
    • 315 views
    Coney's new hydraulic beach during construction. . . A film by Charles Denson. www.coneyislandhistory.org
  • CONEY ISLAND CREEK: An Uncertain Future - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 6 months ago
    • 1,028 views
    The Future of Coney Island Creek is uncertain. Will it be an asset or a liability? The city is funding a feasibility study to decide whether to dam up the creek, a move that would most likely turn ...
  • The Yellow Submarine at Coney Island Creek - Duration: 6 minutes, 51 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,302 views
    Charles Denson's photos of the construction of the Yellow Submarine on Coney Island Creek and his interview with Jerry Bianco, the sub's builder. This film will be part of a film called "Secrets of...
  • 10/29: Sandy and Gorecki's Symphony of Sorrows, No. 3 - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 490 views
    A film by Charles Denson
    www.coneyislandhistory.org
  • CONEY ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE (Trailer) - Duration: 4 minutes, 2 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 699 views
    Charles Denson, director of the Coney Island History Project, has photographed the Coney Island Lighthouse and Sea Gate for over 45 years and this film will tell the history of both. The film uses ...
  • Coney Island Dune: Leaving Sandy Behind - Duration: 3 minutes, 33 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 747 views
    A film by Charles Denson
    www.coneyislandhistory.org
  • Requiem for the Astrotower - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 2,070 views
    Coney Island's Astrotower was much more than an amusement ride. It served as a symbol of hope. To those of us living in Coney Island in the early 1960s, the tower represented the future of Coney Is...
  • CONEY ISLAND POKER FACE - Duration: 3 minutes, 28 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,833 views
    A film by Charles Denson
  • Coney Island History Project records Sandy - Duration: 3 minutes, 15 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 1,280 views
    The Coney Island History Project, destroyed by Superstorm Sandy, reopens on March 24th to record the oral histories of the storm.
  • New York Aquarium Director Jon Dohlin Dives Coney Island Creek - Duration: 7 minutes, 51 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 2,783 views
    New York Aquarium Director Jon Dohlin dives Coney Island Creek wearing a U.S. Navy Mark V diving helmet. Filmed for the Coney Island History Project by Charles Denson on October 20, 2012 at the Be...
  • Woody Guthrie's 100th Birthday, Celebrated at Coney Island - Duration: 6 minutes, 44 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 395 views
    A film by Charles Denson
    Several years ago, when I created a plaque marking the location of Woody Guthrie's Coney Island home on Mermaid Avenue, I never dreamed that the Guthrie family and friends ...
  • Shore Theater, Coney Island - Duration: 2 minutes, 57 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 4,300 views
    Charles Denson's photographs of the Shore Theater:
    http://www.coneyislandhistory.org/news/?p=950

    "The Shore Theater represents not just Coney's golden past, but also its bright future. The seven-s...
  • Climbing the Parachute Jump - Duration: 9 minutes, 56 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 19,797 views
    In 1962 I rode the Coney Island Parachute Jump with my father when I was nine years old. It was an experience I will never forget. The ride closed in 1964 and my childhood dream was to once again s...
  • Andy Badalamenti, Coney Island - Duration: 3 minutes, 11 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,487 views
    A photographic tribute to the late Andy Badalamenti by Charles Denson. www.coneyislandhistory.org
  • Cyclone Roller Coaster: Four Seasons in Coney Island - Duration: 2 minutes, 23 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 2,386 views
    A film by Charles Denson. Seasons of the Cyclone
  • CONEY ISLAND: Secrets of the Universe - Duration: 6 minutes, 29 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 1,376 views
    A film by Charles Denson. Coney's iconic cosmology comes into play when a mysterious crypto-governmental force seeks domination of the island. Secrets of the Universe probes Coney Island's hyper-my...
  • Coney Island's Henderson Theater - Duration: 5 minutes, 30 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 1,898 views
    A video tribute by Charles Denson. Coney Island's historic Henderson Theater was denied landmark status and is being demolished by a predatory real estate speculator.
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