ATZ first learned of the existence of this stone face on Coney Island’s beach last spring via a tweeted photo. Since its exact location was not tweeted, we asked Coney Island resident and photographer Bruce Handy if he knew. After a summer-long search, Bruce finally found and photographed the Easter Island-like stone face carved into a rock on Coney Island’s beach! “I like how the people are laying on the rocks, unaware of the Easter Face,” he says.
Can you guess the stone face’s location? Hint: It is somewhere between Seagate and Brighton–all of which was Coney Island when Coney was an island. If anyone knows who carved the rock and when, please leave a comment below. Hey, maybe the Easter Islanders made a trip to Coney Island?! Or is it a depiction of Neptune, the god of the sea?
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February 26, 2010: Photo of the Day: Snow Mermaid on Coney Island Beach
January 25, 2010: Bruce Handy’s Photo Album: Doomed Dreamland Artist Club Mural
January 8, 2010: By the Numbers: Coney Island New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim 2010
December 20, 2009: Coney Island Photo of the Day: First Snow on the Cyclone