Thursday, July 12, 2007

Saturday July 12

Coney Island again
until a late hour


Matt's Notes

With a lot of time to kill and little money to spend during his factory's slack season, Papa has become a Coney Island regular over the summer (especially during the last week of 80-plus degree weather, when he visited five times).

As previously indicated, Papa liked to get there via the ferry that ran from the Battery in Manhattan (a good walk or short ride on the elevated train from his apartment on Attorney Street) to Seagate, where he and his friends had rented a locker for the season. (Alas, the Battery-Seagate ferry no longer runs, and had in fact been falling out of favor since the advent of subway service to Coney).

I'm trying to learn more about what he might have done there every day, but in the meantime we can at least be sure that his swimsuit was a full-body ensemble, to wit:

1 comment:

  1. 1923 was the first year that the beach was open to the public, so it was new, and exciting. It was also know as a place were "marriageable" young people would meet.