The Cyclone roller coaster at Coney Island, where the park celebrated its 142nd year in 1971. “Where else can you go on the subway and see more than 45 degrees of sky?” asked Lucy F. Becker, 24, who was being serenaded on the harmonica to “Get Back,” by her companion Norman Trabulus. Elsewhere on that day in April, a Scottish expatriate took his young children for a stroll, noting that Coney reminded him of the Portobello Fair amusement park in Edinburgh. “The only difference,” he remarked, “is that we called cotton candy fairy floss.” Photo: Barton Silverman/The New York Times
We just pushed a HUGE update to CollabFinder.com. Besides an awesome new design we added Project Pages, which are insanely awesome. Project Pages let you post all those crazy project ideas of yours and people can simply jump in and help you build them, whether it’s an app idea or a graphic novel or a community mural. Go check it out right now, post a project, and let us know what you think!
the day after yesterday
Dispatch from the Rockaways — the boardwalk is completely gone.
Sunday marked the 75th anniversary of the opening of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Before 1937, the city’s growth was hampered by a reliance on ferry traffic. The 8,981 ft (2,737 m) suspension bridge changed that, creating a link between San Francisco to Marin County. Its construction was completed under budget, but at the cost of 11 workers’ lives. Collected here are images from the building of this iconic bridge, as well as scenes from its 75 years of service and from Sunday’s celebration.
My New Project: CollabFinder
I just launched a new version of CollabFinder (a site a started three years ago that’s been offline for years) with my friends GIl and Simon. It’s awesome. Check it out here:
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Summer in Southeast Asia.