Thursday, July 7, 2022

The Light of God

September 25, 2012 by  
Filed under Fiction, Secrets of NYC, Stories

(Catholic Priest from 1850s. Photoshopped: *see below for orig./credit) He hadn’t been drunk the first time I met him. He had a bit of gin in him, that’s all. And he was not an itinerant worker. He was a priest. It was his look that fooled me, not quite that of a souse, more of a man […]


September 3, 2012 by  
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(Bennett House in Richmond Town – *Photo/photoshopped by Joe) I walked past clapboard homes and leafy gardens. The smell of grilling meats and fresh baked bread was in the air. I slipped a hand inside my waistcoat, moving it over my rumbling stomach as I came to Chuck A. Luck’s two-story eating house. I winced up at the partly sunny […]

To Kill A Demon

August 26, 2012 by  
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(Photoshopped picture by Joe – See below for credit/original) I woke to the pounding of a drum and the surf lapping breathily upon the shore. Head resting on my forearms, I was face down in the sand. I looked up. A cool breeze chilled my sunburned face. I could just hear drumming and the melodies of the brass band that had played […]


August 12, 2012 by  
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(Prostitutes, circa 1850 by Constantin Guys) This blog is about me and my past life. I’m not going to keep letting the pizza and Chinese delivery guys(aka num and nuts–or null and void when I’m really mad at them–like I am now) get their two greasy pennies in… Lady friend just told me that the […]

Coney Island Creek and Sea Gate

August 10, 2012 by  
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(Coney Island Creek, Gravesend Bay, and Verrazano Bridge – Photos by Joe) Wow! My first photo post in over two years… I drove out to Coney Island two weeks ago to get some pics and a feel for the place. I’m working on the below story post, which is set in Coney Island in the year 1854. […]

The Ghost Dimension

August 1, 2012 by  
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(Sea Gate(formerly Coney Island Point), NY Bay, and Staten Island – Photo by Joe) The silvery light of the moon and stars filtered through a veil of clouds moving over Coney Island from the Atlantic. Our way was clearly lit along the white sand beach on the Gravesend Bay side of the peninsula. The bay was soon behind us, and we trudged alongside a broad inlet that separated […]

Chuck A. Luck

July 15, 2012 by  
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(“Fire Island Beach” by Sanford Robinson Gifford of the Hudson River School – b.1823 – d.1880) “Chuck-a-luck, also known as birdcage, is a game of chance played with three dice… on average, even if the dice are not loaded, the players are expected to lose more than they win.” – from Wikipedia. – Gabe the […]

Off to Coney – Spring 1854

July 4, 2012 by  
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(Panorama of NY Harbor, 1854 – The Narrows running between Staten Island on the left and Brooklyn) “Body NOT identified at Coney Island“ *ANOTHER INQUEST AT CONEY ISLAND – Coroner B. Donly was called on Thursday afternoon to hold an inquest on the body of an unknown man, that was found floating near Coney Island Point, […]

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

June 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Everything Else, Video

(Mermaid Parade – 6-19-10) I’ve never been to this parade, but it looks like a lot of fun. I probably should go to this type of stuff and post my own photos and videos.  (Mermaid Photos – uncredited) Related posts: Episode Six – May 2009 (Coney Magic) Ghost Breath of Coney Island Photos: Various Coney […]

Luna Park “Test Run”

May 28, 2010 by  
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  (Luna Park – sign test) I’m very excited about this little park. I’d love to see Coney Island become a hot spot once again. This is a start in the right direction. Condos were the alternative. One of my earliest memories as a kid of Coney Island is driving along Surf Ave and checking out the […]

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