“On the right side, is a tribute to Coney island USA Mermaid Parade, the mermaids and sirens that are all over coney island. Danielle Mastrion, a Marine Park based artist, said her mural took 13 full painting days to complete, a full three-week process. In the meantime, I’ve enjoyed learning about the community.”. By painting the gates, the Alliance hopes this art will bring a new element to the Coney Island landscape and encourages New Yorker’s to wander the streets to view the artwork starting this week through 2021 while supporting the few small businesses that are open. We can only continue our programs with donations from friends like you . It would have been that parade's 99th year. It’s been going on for almost 100 years now. Would-be thief flees empty-handed after failed robbery attempt in Manhattan, Four-alarm fire destroys long-time Bronx motorcycle and e-bike shop, NYPD investigating death of man who was stabbed in broad daylight in Brooklyn, NYC SHOOTINGS: Another Bronx shooting investigated as cops probe restaurant murder, Dangerfield’s comedy club closure is another troubling sign for New York’s entertainment industry, ‘We don’t turn away good players’: Chiefs on Le’Veon Bell signing after Jets release says it all. These businesses include Coney Island Beach Shop, Coney Island USA’s Shooting Gallery, Fly Wheel Eats at Luna Park in Coney Island, Pete’s Clam Stop, and the wall of Sneakertown USA that is located on West 15th Street between Surf and Mermaid Avenue. Featuring New York-based artists Amethyst Nutting, Danielle Mastrion, Julia Cocuzza, Megan Watters, Nell Breyer, and Zeehan Wazed, the People’s Playground Mural Project was inspired to create a welcoming environment and make a positive impact on the community by bringing public art to the streets of Coney Island for all to enjoy. Steve Edwards, vice president of operations, said Coney Island’s 2020 season pass will be valid through the 2021 season as well. The coronavirus has infected more than 20 lawmakers and 120 staffers during the pandemic. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. In order to ensure this safety, we are following the current recommendations of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene for the prevention of the spread of coronavirus. “Hopefully it’s something and will help the neighborhood,” Breyer said. Visitors walking on the beach at Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island, Northumberland National Trust Images/Chris Lacey. For Coney Island, it was practically a lost summer — as the COVID-19 pandemic kept amusement parks and other big attractions locked up most of, or all season. “We are trying to beautify it – look at Chill (the restaurant), it was beautifully painted gate, now  it’s completely covered in graffiti.”, “We think pubic art is big benefit to the area, and these are all local artists,” added Silversmith,  “some living really close by, but the goal is to beautify and to make it more pleasant visitor and business environment and we are hoping that next year we will be open and it will be 10 tines better and we will have beautiful gates – but more importantly businesses will open and they can survive.”. “Anything that brings joy and excitement to our Coney Island community during this difficult time is a much-needed distraction. For the most up to date information make sure that you follow us on social media and are signed up for our Email Blasts (see sidebar on this page) to stay informed. “I know everyone is chomping at the bit to get out and do something. Share: Twitter; Facebook; Pinterest; Email; The council car park on Holy Island is now open, this page is to give you a few details to help you know what to expect, as things change we’ll ensure it is up-to-date. Members of the Alliance, made up of Coney Island businesses, unveiled Thursday several new public art murals that have brightened storefront gates and walls through their People’s Playground Mural Project. Coney Island USA has been closely monitoring the status of the current coronavirus outbreak and considers the safety of our supporters, patrons, employees and cast members of the utmost importance. “It’s bad – Disney just laid off 20,000 people,” Silversmith sighed. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the CIHP continued to record interviews via phone or Skype.