I love Coney Island, my memories of growing up are precious. Mark Twain vividly recall the year we had a social studies teacher who was, to say the least, easily overwhelmed. I got to ride the parachute jump for free while they were around. Catching butterflies in the summer was the rave,and if you caught a Monarch wow. B Sacks Sent: Fri, Sep 4, 2009 am Subject: Memories Just found this website, cause I was telling my wife about Shotzkins, she Googled it, and somehow I ended up here. thank you, When my best friend Dwayne and i grew up there from when we were born in '62 till i moved away in 79, we have had the best times there.
The neighbors who watched out for everyone else, the gang of children playing outside summer and winter time, the knowledge you could walk all over without fear, people talking to you, skating in the park, walking the boardwalk, going to steeplechase, and Feltman's to watch the silent movies. I lived in Beach Haven but it seems that every Saturday someones parents would drive us to Coney Island and wed spend the entire day there, going to double bills at the Lowes or RKO(? We had him on Tuesdays (I think) after lunch period so a bunch of us would make the trek to Nathans for lunch, returning late, but with French fries for all. We could see the Coney Island fireworks from our apartment building. During my last visit to my brother I strolled around Stillwell Ave and saw the framework of the parachute jump disassembled for refurbishment. In 1980 I went to work as a bus driver for the Transit Authority and loved driving the B36 on Surf Avenue, the Sea Gate Shuttle, and the B68 on Coney Island Avenue and Brighton Beach. I still go back to Coney every once in while to visit David in Luna Park and shop for my grandkids in LBJ on Neptune. Lived at 3025 W 32nd from 1959-1969, then moved to Staten Island with the first group of 'refugees' to cross the Verranzano. we lived right there at 31st and Surf in the CI Houses. Dwayne and myself remain best friends after 47 years now. Thank you, Joe Di Gerolamo Sent: Sun, Jan 25, 2009 pm Subject: Coney island Reading your website-great memories/I lived on the corner of Mermaid & w.25th, address was 2428 Mermaid Ave. I remember Sinrods, Sam's Toystore, the luncheonette on W.24th. Used to get my haircuts at Dave's Barbershop on Mermaid.
Classic theatre usually favours tense or comedic use of dramatic irony.
To really fit the definition though, one of the characters must make a statement, or perform an action, to fully illustrate that they are unaware of the situation.
To the character, what they're saying or doing is perfectly sensible based on the knowledge they have.
I hope this reaches the right place to people who loved growing up there as I did. We got our clothes at May's Department store, and our shoes at either Thom Mc An or A. A real big deal was going to Alan Freed's Christmas Show at the Brooklyn Paramount.
I also had some friends from Seagate; Sheila Bierman, Naomi Kahn, Irma Freedman, Joan Mindlin, etc. Virginia Steiner [email protected] 20 I was born in the Coney Island Hopital, lived on Stillwell Ave until Luna Park burned down, moved to West 33rd Street across from PS 188, where I went to school. Kaplan was the principal of PS 188, and I can almost remember each of my teachers from first to sixth grade. , also Ethel Mcree who later sang with Ray Charles. As kids, we used to take our bikes on a sunday morning, ride the length of the Boardwalk, and venture out onto Ocean Parkway all the way to Prospect Park.
To the audience though, the statement or action is ludicrous or dangerously uninformed.