The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is just four weeks away, so I thought a Coney-themed OBT was in order. It pains me to admit that I took the place for granted for most of my life. It wasn’t until my first Mermaid Parade in 2005 (thank you, Jess and Nick!) that I really began to appreciate Coney Island.
We’ve been in many Mermaid Parades since, but this year will be my first one since Hurricane Sandy left both Coney Island and us devastated. It’s been a long, difficult road back, but I’m finally ready to take the mermaid plunge again!
In case you don’t know the place, here are a few photos and one nutty vintage video to get you started!