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Coney Island’s traditional Friday night fireworks will kick off for the 2014 season on June 20, just hours before the first day of summer and the Mermaid Parade, Amusing the Zillion reports. The fireworks, sponsored by the Alliance for Coney Island, are free to all, taking place on the beach near West 10th Street and West…

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On a whim, I hopped down to Coney Island to catch the fireworks on July 4 last year. It was hot and crowded with no good place to steal a glimpse of the fireworks show without cramming myself between a bunch of sweaty, drunk people. Luckily, for those like me looking for a better seat,…

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The skies and boardwalk at Coney Island were in dazzling technicolor on Friday night as the beach celebrated its first fireworks night of the summer. Before the fireworks blasted above thousands walking along the boardwalk and camped out on the beach, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz threw the switch on the new Parachute Jump display.…

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Explosions in the sky, blinding LED lights, girls strutting around in skimpy outfits… ‘merica. These wonderful things are all to be expected this weekend on Coney Island. On Friday, you can see the first Friday fireworks of 2013. If you are especially afraid of the dark, you will also be able to see Brooklyn Borough…

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For 32 years prior to 2009, residents of Brooklyn and Queens were given the chance to enjoy the Macy’s fireworks show on the East River, and watch bright colors and designs splash in the sky in celebration of the day that America gained independence. No longer do residents of these areas enjoy the opportunity, for…

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This was originally to be a “Postcard” piece, as the image above comes from an eBay auction. But further research revealed a fascinating part of Manhattan Beach history, dating back too far to fit even in the “Remember When” series. From the Harper’s Weekly archive, the wood engraving above is not some illustration of a…