Dano ❤ Coney Island

My grandparents came from Italy and settled on 16th street. I grew up there with my dad and siblings. It was a different time, but living 2 blocks from the Parachute Jump is hard to describe.

Each and every day I fall in love with Coney Island all over again.

Generations of friends and family are part of my life all due to Coney.

From a beer at the Grill House to fries at Nathan’s – and the Mermaid Parade year after year, the spark reignites. All summer long – as well as squeezing out any sunny Spring or Fall day. I still roam the snowy beach in winter to photograph the ghosts of years gone by.

Coney Island – It’s my Brooklyn Riviera – and my first true love…