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See Coney Island’s, Freaks, Geeks and Other Supporters As They Protest Evictions

Normally you head to Coney for fun in the sun. But Saturday was a dark day for a couple hundred regulars who turned out to protest the ouster of Ruby’s — which along with Shoot the Freak and other venerable establishments is losing its lease — and literally drank the beloved boardwalk dive out of business. As noted earlier on Grub Street, Cindy Jacobs-Allman recalled that her father, Ruby Jacobs, liked to celebrate Coney Island’s “tapestry of humanity”— here, now, is a look at some of the Coney types who banded together on Saturday. We aren’t pouring one out just yet — an online petition is still circulating and the business owners are talking to lawyers.

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Photo: Jim Kiernan