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Mango Vendor

Mango Vendor in Coney Island. May 29, 2011. Photo © Tricia Vita/me-myself-i via flickr

Lunchtime in Coney Island! What could be better than a mango carved into a flower on a hot summer’s day?

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May 31,2011: Cat Photo of the Day: Target the Coney Island Cat at Work

April 15, 2011: Photo Album: Whimsical Murals Blossom in Coney Island

April 6, 2011: Made in Coney: TV Commercial for Bonomo Turkish Taffy

March 12, 2011: Signage: Fresh Crispy Popcorn, Candy Caramel Apples

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Target

Target the Cat, Coney Island. Photo © Tricia Vita/me-myself-i via flickr

Nobody makes calling in customers look easier than Target, the world-famous Coney Island Cat. All he has to do is sit in his spot on the counter of Jimmy’s Balloon Dart. Some girls can’t walk by without stopping to pet him and ask his name. Next thing you know they’re busting balloons and winning prizes.

When Target the Cat is not working, he likes to patrol the Bowery or hang out across the way at Deno’s Super Shot. Of course, Target and his owner, Manny Cohen of Coney Island Arcade, plan to ride the Wonder Wheel at the Coney Island park’s first annual Pet Day on June 11. The cat declined to enter the pet costume contest though. “He’s natural, ” Manny says.

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February 21, 2011: Target the Coney Island Arcade Cat & His Friend Pretty

January 26, 2011: Photo of the Day: Henderson Music Hall Cats Now Homeless

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January 27, 2010: I Love NYC Pets Month Preview: Coney Island Cat Rescue

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Notice

Notice to All Park Users... May 23, 2011. Photo © me-myself-i/Tricia Vita via flickr

“Notice to All Park Users…Effective May 23, 2011, smoking will not be allowed within the park. Thank you for your cooperation.” This solitary warning posted in a vitrine at the Parks Department’s restrooms on the Coney Island Boardwalk has been up for quite a few weeks. The citywide smoking ban at parks, beaches and plazas went into effect on Monday and the beach officially opens this weekend. The Wall Street Journal reported that Parks is in the process of putting up thousands of permanent signs and launching a media campaign to alert people to the new law.

If the ban is enforced, we expect to see smokers step off the Boardwalk onto the sidewalks of West 10th and 12th Streets just to have a cigarette. We also expect to see some interesting pix of people having a surreptitious smoke in Coney Island this summer, despite the ban.

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May 11, 2011: Coney Island 2011: Summer Photography Workshop

April 15 2011: Photo Album: Whimsical Murals Blossom in Coney Island

March 2, 2011: Photo of the Day: Looking Back at Brooklyn Biarritz

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