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As a kid, I remember dreaming that I would find myself on a beach and a bunch of teenagers would invite me over and say "hey, can we throw you up in the air with our blanket?" I think I let my cousins try it once and the results were fairly painful.

+~ Vintage Color Photograph ~+ Best friends ~ Cunard Beach Party, Staten Island, New York. Summer 1950.

Luna Park, Coney Island, New York Walker Evans, 1928-29 ♥

Spaceman Coney Island NYC 1950s by Brechtbug, via Flickr

Coney Island, 1950s. Photo by Harold Feinstein.

Coney Island! I've always wanted to go there and photograph the vintage amusement stuff. They are going to remodel everything shortly, getting rid of the old items and making it all modern :(

Coney Island Couple Circa 1930s I miss when THIS was a Gorgeous Body Type..

New York City, c.1940, Coney Island. Holy sh$t. Crazy to think I walk around there every year, where all these ppl who have already lived & died were. 😳

Walker Evans (American, 1903–1975). [Man and Woman on Coney Island Boardwalk, From Behind, Coney Island, New York], 1929. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Walker Evans Archive, 1994 (1994.251.168) © Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

In Coney Island, there's 3 miles of sandy beach. It is also a good idea to check out Luna Park (a theme park), New York Aquarium, the Abe Stark Ice Skating Rink, or MCU Park (a minor league baseball stadium).

Sheet Music Montage :: Coney Island 1950 (by Harold Feinstein)