Coney Island Essays

  • Personal Narrative: Coney Island

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    Coney Island is a fun place for friends and family. There is no way to ever get bored You have many things to do for example spend time at the beach, taking a walk on the board walk, play games, and watch people play musical instruments to grab the attention of those walking by. This is a place you would want to go visit again and wouldn’t want to leave at the end of the day. The board walk is a good place to walk and look around to get familiar with the area and decide what you want to do first

  • Coney Island at the Turn of the Century

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    America was undergoing a cultural change in society. An island with Amusement Parks and vast beaches was underway in development to change the face of America in ways no one could have imagined at the time. The island was referred to as Coney Island. Coney Island Amusement Parks was built in a span of 30 years that would provide the American people a place to relax and enjoy time together with their friends and family. As a whole, Coney Island at the turn of the century, offered the ways of the future

  • Compare And Contrast Amusing Island And Coney Island

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    Coney Island a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City that is well known for the beach amusement park component attached to the moniker. Coney Island is also the setting in two works of literature such as Guillermo Cotto-Thorner’s novel Manhattan Tropics and José Martí’s newspaper article “Coney Island”. Although these two pieces were written in different times, Cotto-Thorner in and Martí in. They have distinctive similarities and difference. As a setting Coney Island is known for its loud bolstering

  • John F. Kasson's Coney Island: A Homogenize

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    Coney Island: A Homogenizing Beacon Although doubling as a gradual and progressive process, Coney Island, according to author John F. Kasson, helped assimilate a “heterogeneous audience into a cohesive whole” (p. 4). Coney Island’s three famous amusement parks -- of such the country had never had before -- was relished in the heyday of a new urban-industrial society donned in genteel elites and a struggling working class. In his book, “Amusing The Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century

  • How Did Coney Island Change American Culture

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    Coney Island is a place of great cultural innovations. From the variety of amusement parks, the powerful influence on art, and the freedom you got when you arrived, all changed the culture of America. The amusement parks brought a new form of entertainment. The freedoms and relaxation provided a getaway for young people for cheap prices. The powerful art that came from the inspiration of the Coney Island attractions also provided a way for the word to get out and people to see why they should come

  • Rethinking the American Dream in Coney Island of the Mind, Why Wallace?, and Goodbye, Columbus

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    Rethinking the American Dream in Coney Island of the Mind, Why Wallace?, and Goodbye, Columbus Webster defines a dream as "something notable for its beauty, excellence, or enjoyable quality." This seems, logically, something that everyone desires to obtain. However not everyone is the same therefore each dream is not the same. According to certain works of literature regarding the 1950's-60's though, it appears as if many people are quite disillusioned and believe their dream is the one and

  • Coney Island Modernization

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    away for the uptight, victorian-styled genteel culture, to the more laid back mass culture. Coney Island was a major factor in this change happened. Coney Island was an amusement park on the New York coast, where everyone was welcome to come and anyone could friends with anyone else. The acceptance within Coney Island helped Americans be more open to other races and cultures. Sadly, even though Coney ISland helped, there was still a lot of racism happening within America. Segregation was still socially

  • Coney Island Research Paper

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    Coney Island developed overtime became not only a place for excitement, but an escape from the busy work life and problems that many lower class Americans and immigrants faced. West Brighton was the center of Coney Island in the 1870’s and was connected to New York City by Prospect Park and Coney Island Railroad that brought people to large hotels, restaurants, ballrooms and games that could withhold over 50,000 people on a good day in Coney Island (33). Statues and architecture at Coney Island that

  • What I Have Learned

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    What I Have Learned When I think about what counts as learning to me, I think about my life. Just being able to live in this world to me is a learning experience, because I feel that my life is full of lessons and I believe that it takes lessons to learn in life. I feel that I have learned to understand learning more and to also understand the value of learning. As I get older I can comprehend subject matters more than I could ever do before. I am learning to be more serious and I find myself

  • Coney Island Research Paper

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    centuries would have appreciated them. As time has passed the Coney Island became a part of history were it contains a documented experience of all its workers and their contributions to Coney Island.

  • Russian Mountains

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    Chunk Switchback Railway in Pennsylvania. Coney Island It began in 1884, when La Marcus Thompson, the "Father of the Gravity Ride," opened a 600-foot switchback railway at Coney Island. With a top speed of six miles per hour, Thompson's ride was little more than a leisurely, gravity-powered tour of the beach. Still, its popularity enabled him to recoup his $1,600 investment in only three weeks. Within a few months, however, Thompson's monopoly on Coney Island coasters was over. Charles Alcoke also built

  • Informative Essay On Coney Island

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    Vazquez, Luis Jauregui, Thomas He, Matt Simon US History 11-4-2014 Coney Island In our campaign we will be talking about our attractions and various reasons for people to come to Coney Island and enjoy our attractions. People came to Coney Island basically because of all the fun main attractions. “You might be able to have fun at home but its guaranteed that you will enjoy more in here”. One of the many attractions at coney island are the freaks of nature. When you went to these sites there was glass

  • Eulogy for Father

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    Eulogy for Father For the first time in my life, I'll celebrate Father's Day this year without my dad. The man who had the most influence on the man I became passed away on April 14. Jack was 79. It has been said that the loss of a parent is one of life's most traumatic events. I now know the devastating truth of that statement. I've been told that, in time, the hurt will fade, only to be replaced by positive memories that soothe the soul. Already, I can feel that happening. Maybe it's

  • The Rebels of Dharma Bums, Takin' it to the Streets and New American Poetry

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    centuries of American tradition. They ran to so many different places that it would be impossible to generalize about their aims and philosophies. What they had in common was the running itself. America was drowning in materialism. In "A Coney Island of the Mind," Lawrence Ferlinghetti characterized the land of the free and the home of the brave as "a concrete continent spaced with bland billboards illustrating imbecile illusions of happiness" (New American Poetry, ed. Allen, p131)

  • Tara Altebrando's Dreamland Social Club

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    Luna, who goes by her middle name Jane, lost her mother. Jane’s mother grew up in Coney Island, NY. Her grandfather was a famous man on the island and had a home that he passed down to Jane’s family. Jane’s family, which consisted of her brother Marcus and their father, were constantly moving from place to place. When Jane and her brother became high-schoolers, their dad moved them into the inherited home on Coney. Soon enough, she meets some people, and not exactly the type of people she was planning

  • Coney Island Beach Trip

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    beautiful weekend to experience this big city. This was the largest city I have ever been to and we had the pleasure of going to the beach, central park and traveling to Manhattan. Our first adventure led us to Coney Island Beach. We began our day early that morning on the subway to Coney Island. Riding the subway was an interesting experience. It was a unique environment with so many people. I quickly understood why public transportation is the major source of transportation in the city.

  • Materialism in The Dharma Bums and Goodbye, Columbus

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    Kerouac's The Dharma Bums, Philip Roth's Goodbye, Columbus, and an excerpt from Lawrence Ferlinghetti's poem "A Coney Island of the Mind" all pass judgement on the denizens of the middle-class and the materialism in which they surround themselves. However, each work does not make the same analysis, as the stories are told from different viewpoints. The Dharma Bums and "A Coney Island of the Mind" are critiques of materialism by people who have rejected the middle-class ideals. In Goodbye, Columbus

  • Cheap Amusements

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    Peiss, Kathy. (1986) . Cheap Amusements. New York: Temple University. In Cheap Amusements, Kathy Peiss studies the customs, values, public styles, and ritualized interactions expressed in leisure time of the working-class women living in New York. The social experiences of these young women gives different clues to the ways in which these women constructed and gave meaning to their lives between the years of 1880-1920. The laboring poor’s leisure activity was brief, casual, and non-commercial

  • Houdini

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    York he spills acid on the audience member's dress. Little did he know how much that would change his life. He offer to have his mother make a new dress for Miss Beatrice "Bess" Rahner. It was love at first sight. He and Bess are married at Coney Island the day he gives her the new dress. Often when I here of Houdini I think, and even have been told, that he died in an escape accident. That is not only untrue it is nowhere near his true means of death. During a performance one night he

  • Great Gatsby

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    One night, Gatsby waylays Nick and nervously asks him if he would like to take a swim in his pool; when Nick demurs, he offers him a trip to Coney Island. Nick, initially baffled by Gatsby's solicitousness, realizes that he is anxiously waiting for Nick to arrange his meeting with Daisy. Nick agrees to do so. Gatsby, almost wild with joy, responds by offering him a job, a "confidential sort of thing," and assures Nick that he will not have to work with Meyer Wolfsheim. Nick is somewhat insulted that