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Coney Island Mystery Photo of the Day

Coney Island Mystery Photo of the Day. April 12, 2013

It’s a bit of a slow news day in Coney after the past few days, when exciting headlines included “Coney Island’s Parachute Jump gets $2 million upgrade and 8,000 LED lights.” What captured our imagination is that the new lights will reportedly be visible from outer space! ATZ can’t wait till spaceships with tourists from Mars and Pluto start landing on the Boardwalk. In the meantime, today’s mystery photo is not a flying saucer. Can you guess what it is and where this photo was taken in Coney Island?

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Photo © Bruce Handy/Pablo 57 via flickr

Guess Where. Photo © Bruce Handy/Pablo 57 via flickr

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.

Guess Where. Photo © Bruce Handy/Pablo 57 via flickr

Guess Where. Photo © Bruce Handy/Pablo 57 via flickr

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?

Guess Where. Photo © Bruce Handy/Pablo 57 via flickr

Guess Where. Photo © Bruce Handy/Pablo 57 via flickr

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