Coney Island Is Trashy, Literally

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Cassell and Favre, not tossing the old pigskin around. Photo: Getty Images

Admit it, one goes to Coney Island because it's kind of trashy, right? The vibe, the rides, the crowd. It's the seedy, fading, twentieth-century New York that Ben Katchor so lovingly portrays in his brilliant comic strip, Julius Knipl. But now Coney's literally trashy. It seems people are dumping trash on land where rides used to be. "The city needs to act fast to develop an interim plan to keep Coney intact between rezoning" and when the economy gets better for actual rebuilding, opines Gowanus Lounge. We agree. No real trash, only ambient trash, at Coney! [Gowanus Lounge]