For many of us, the Covid-19 pandemic shut down that began in March, 2020 has felt like one very long, very unending, day.The normal markers of our days have been eliminated, reduced, or otherwise altered.

But in some pockets of the NYC world, life continues as it always has.  Diminished, perhaps.  Masked (or not).  Determined.  But over all, little change. 

For me, the Coney Island boardwalk is one of those pockets. Beginning in mid summer of 2020, and ongoing, the boardwalk has offered me a glimpse of how New Yorkers (and Coney Islanders in particular) have adapted.  Or not.   

The images here are a small sample of various days of the pandemic on and around,  the boardwalk of Coney Island.  

LUNA PARK, CONEY ISLAND DECEMBER 2020CONEY ISLAND BEACH 2021SIX FEET APART, CONEY ISLAND 2021AS the TIDE WENT OUT, JAN 1, 2021BETWEEN the POLES, CONEY ISLAND, DECEMBER 2021A RIDE on the BOARDWALK, CONEY ISLAND, SEPTEMBER 2020RITA'S, CONEY ISLAND, DEC 2020A BRIEF PAUSE, CONEY ISLAND, SEPT 2021