April 24th, 2005

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new poster, long time lurker.
in brooklyn, i think, there were a bunch of boarded up houses, none of which i could see any longer than the driving by of them...
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i went to coney island this weekend while i was there....and i saw this gorgeous building. i'm pretty sure it's abandoned. i couldn't go inside because i was with my dad and it would have been very difficult to enter....
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the rest are behind a cut because there are a bunch
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and this is one other building in new york i'd only gotten to drive by...i'd love to know more about it. there were so many places there and i missed most of my chances to take pictures! does anyone know anything about any of these buildings?

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after a little searching, i found out what that coney island building was:

The former Childs Restaurant on the Boardwalk. Friezes of sailing ships and King Neptune adorn the tops of the arches; the roof is intricately decorated with carvings of fish. The graffiti seen here has recently been painted over! Child's, which used to be a bustling NYC franchise with restaurants all over, built the ornate restaurant in 1924. It served as a firebreak during the Coney Island Fire of 1932 and saved other buildings from destruction.

(courtesy of http://www.forgotten-ny.com/STREET%20SCENES/Coney/coney.html)
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