A new YMCA is coming to Coney Island, and administrators are looking to mark their grand opening by burying a time capsule. News 12 is reporting that the representatives from the Y are looking for community input as to what should go in the capsule.
The new facility will be located at Surf Avenue and West 29th Street and is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The capsule is set to be sealed inside the building, not to be disturbed for decades. News 12 is reporting that the most common suggestions thus far include parts of the boardwalk, tickets for rides and Nathan’s hot dogs. If they put in a hot dog, I feel sorry for the dominant automatons that get a whiff of that capsule when they open it in the distant future.
I have a fundamental problem with time capsules. It seems that no time capsule is buried without some journalist writing about what was placed inside. It defeats the purpose of creating a mystery for people from the future if they can just look up an old news article and see that the ‘strange time capsule from yesteryear’ includes Pop-Tarts, Air Jordan’s, a U2 cassette tape and whatever else people think is a good idea to cram in these things.
Anyway, to submit your own idea for the capsule and to learn more about the new YMCA coming to Coney Island, click here.