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05/06/2006 11:55:43 AM · #1
Coney Island
When : Saturday May 13th
Where: Initial Meet Up at Stillwell Ave Subway Station (reachable by the D, F, N and Q trains)
When: 8AM


For those that want to come later and meet up with with us, PM me for my cell.

Not sure about on street parking, but I will guess that the Keyspan Park Lot might be open as the season has not started there yet.

Better Yet:

By Train:
Take the D, Q N or F train to Stillwell Avenue (last stop). This takes about 45 minutes from midtown Manhattan

By Car:
Take the Belt Parkway to exit 6. Head south on Cropsey Avenue to West 17th Street. Keyspan Park and the Parachute Jump will be in front of you on Surf Avenue. Parking is available along most streets. There are commercial parking lots on West 17th Street and West 12th Street between Mermaid and Surf, West 15th Street between the Boardwalk and Surf and on Neptune Avenue between West 12th and Stillwell Avenue.

Some interesting sites:

Stillwell Ave Subway Station
Keyspan Park
Boardwalk
Remnants of the Amusement Parks Heyday - Parachute Tower, Cyclone, etc.
Shady Characters - maybe even some from the wall in the Post Office
NY Aquarium (Adults $12)
Original Nathans Hot Dogs
Brighton Beach (possible stroll)

Current List:

Photodude
Pawdrix
Digitalpins
Nikolai1024
Mecfcosta
Terrygee
Tranquil (Maybe)
Ceedeez
Lesya
Oksamit
Shrued
Vikas


Message edited by author 2006-05-08 10:22:39.
05/07/2006 12:02:04 PM · #2
Add me and oksamit too.
05/08/2006 10:17:11 AM · #3
I am in !! Can't miss another GTG after seeing all the photographs from the previous ones :)

Anyone needs a ride from upstate NY (around Ithaca) or interested in ride sharing pm me!


05/09/2006 09:23:40 AM · #4
ok right now its says rain all weekend, so what's the plan, is it still on or do we have a rain date. Out there on the boardwalk/Coney Island there is no escape from the rain.
05/09/2006 11:03:13 AM · #5
I might be busy afterall but I do need to recapture some of my lost photo-mojo and Coney Island my be the cure.

8AM...OUCH!!!

Message edited by author 2006-05-09 11:04:04.
05/09/2006 08:44:43 PM · #6
In a worst case weather scenario, the aquarium is indoors. We can all shoot Flipper
05/10/2006 08:26:13 PM · #7
Weather forecast still has a chance of rain. Just in case I spoke to that guy who sells the $3.00 umbrellas at the subway and he promised to be there.
05/10/2006 10:07:02 PM · #8
Originally posted by photodude:

Weather forecast still has a chance of rain. Just in case I spoke to that guy who sells the $3.00 umbrellas at the subway and he promised to be there.


If he is there count me in. Just not at 8AM.

Nick
05/10/2006 10:10:48 PM · #9
Originally posted by Nikolai1024:


If he is there count me in. Just not at 8AM.

Nick


If you want to hoot with owls, you have to soar with the eagles.
05/11/2006 10:01:16 AM · #10
Something has come up and I hate doing what has come up, but have to .. and won't be able to make it this weekend... I miss a GTG yet again :(
05/11/2006 06:30:27 PM · #11
Weather Update. Janis Huff just said that we should expect only some isolated showers on Saturday.
05/11/2006 10:29:18 PM · #12
yep weather looks good so far, but 8 am ouch, lol i cant remember the last time I was awake on a saturday at that time

I will see you all there
05/12/2006 10:01:09 PM · #13
Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.
05/12/2006 10:48:07 PM · #14
Hey, guys,
I am really sorry, but I won't be able to attend. We just got some pretty sad family news that need to be taken care of. I feel really bad cause I was looking forward to it, but, oh well..maybe next time.
Enjoy! Have fun!

05/12/2006 11:11:04 PM · #15
I will be in the city tomorrow, but with my schedule I won't be able to make it tomorrow. Grrr!

Have fun and take lots of pics!
05/14/2006 09:26:44 AM · #16
Yesterday's GTG turned out to be awesome. For those of you who doubted the weather and didn't come, you missed a beautiful day. Early clouds gave way to sunshine (just as Janice Huff predicted), so we got to shoot in different lighting conditions. I hadn't been there since I was 6 or 7 but Coney Island turned out to be pretty cool, and not nearly as seedy as some say. The city has done their part - a new beautiful subway station, Single A minor league baseball park (even if it is the Mets farm team) the boardwalk is all renovated and has new gazeebos and the beach is very clean. Most of the old buildings and structures from the "heyday" are long gone but there are enough things left to sort of give the flavor. I would suspect that it won't be long now until the developers step in big time. Hopefully it will be done tastefully and with the thought that this should be everyone's beach and not just for a few condo owners.

More pics and stories (one or two good ones) to follow. Need to convert the raw's, but today is mothers day.
05/14/2006 10:08:16 AM · #17
Sorry I missed it. I went to bed not long bfore the meet so there was no way I was attending. Hope you all had fun. Now lets see some pix.
05/14/2006 11:39:20 AM · #18
Another Wonderful GTG! A beautiful day, but missed some of the GTG regulars. Some of my pics...
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05/14/2006 11:52:15 AM · #19
Shoot The Freak
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love it...
05/14/2006 05:56:25 PM · #20
ok here are some of mine, what a awesome day and weather we had....

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and here are the rest of the pics
Coney Island GTG pics

Message edited by author 2006-05-15 23:42:08.
05/14/2006 09:56:39 PM · #21
Sorry guys I had to leave early. Hope you enjoyed Nathan's hot dogs.

Nick
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