CONEY ISLAND: THE PEOPLE’S PLAYGROUND.

ConeyIslandImmerso[Book: Michael Immerso – 2002 – 22x28cm – 200 Pages – Many B&W, some colour photos]. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Coney Island (New York) was the uncontested epicentre of America’s emerging mass culture. It was the quintessential American resort: the birthplace of the amusement park, hot dog and the roller coaster. Chapter Points: Coney (1824-1911); Carousels, Coasters and Amusements; The Nickel Empire (1920-1933); The Mermaid Parade (1965-2001). ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.