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  • Coney Island History Day 2016 - Duration: 43 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 126 views
    On August 7, 2016, the Coney Island History Project held the induction ceremony for the Coney Island Hall of Fame. The theme was ‘families.” The inductees included three anchors of Coney Island and...
  • The Childs Building: Coney Island - Duration: 7 minutes, 34 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    • 3,031 views
    The mysterious Childs Restaurant Building, with its nautical-themed terra cotta decorations, has fascinated Coney Island visitors for years.
    Charles Denson 's film illustrates the structure's histo...
  • Cyclops on Tour - Duration: 9 minutes, 38 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 209 views
    The Spook-A-Rama Cyclops has proven to be the most popular piece in the Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland show at the Brooklyn Museum. Endless photographs and comments about "Cy" have ...
  • Pastor Debbe Santiago and the Salt and Sea Mission - Duration: 5 minutes, 4 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 460 views
    This film is part of a longer film that I made in 2011 about Pastor Debbe Santiago and her Salt and Sea Mission in Coney Island. Pastor Debbe passed away in February, 2016. She spent the last three...
  • CONEY ISLAND CREEK: A Kayak Tour by Charles Denson - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    • 1,623 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 year ago
    • 430 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.

    • 1 year ago
    • 402 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.

    • 1 year ago
    • 3,107 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.

    • 1 year ago
    • 482 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.

    • 1 year ago
    • 2,134 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.

    • 2 years ago
    • 3,709 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.

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

    • 2 years ago
    • 1,162 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.

    • 3 years ago
    • 921 views
    A film by Charles Denson
    www.coneyislandhistory.org
  • Requiem for the Astrotower - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,632 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.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,941 views
    A film by Charles Denson
  • Coney Island History Project records Sandy - Duration: 3 minutes, 15 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,580 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.

    • 3 years ago
    • 4,977 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.

    • 3 years ago
    • 494 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.

    • 4 years ago
    • 6,289 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.

    • 4 years ago
    • 26,413 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.

    • 5 years ago
    • 1,694 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.

    • 5 years ago
    • 2,517 views
    A film by Charles Denson. Seasons of the Cyclone
  • CONEY ISLAND: Secrets of the Universe - Duration: 6 minutes, 29 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 1,494 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.

    • 5 years ago
    • 2,314 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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