Index for Album Mermaid-2010: Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2010

Pictures from the 28th Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Taken on June 19, 2010. An underlying theme this year was the BP oil spill in the Gulf. I was not on the best side of the street, plus I played by the rules and stayed behind the barricades. Many non-press photographers didn't. Also see prior parades. [More than half the prize winners I was not able to identify. If you know others click link at page bottom and e-mail me.]

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1 1:30 PM  Some bicyclists getting ready for the parade 1:30 PM  Some bicyclists getting ready for the parade.

2 1:31 PM  Sea creature bicyclists getting ready for the parade 1:31 PM  Sea creature bicyclists getting ready for the parade. In 2011 they are from the New York Aquarium contingent.

3 1:37 PM  I’m now in the staging area on W 21st St 1:37 PM  I’m now in the staging area on W 21st St. This was the second year it was there.

4 1:37 PM  The shark went through the groin of the fellow on the right 1:37 PM  The shark went through the groin of the fellow on the right, with the tail sticking out the back. The shark jaws opened on closed.

5 1:38 PM 1:38 PM

6 1:39 PM 1:39 PM

7 1:40 PM 1:40 PM

8 1:40 PM 1:40 PM

9 1:41 PM 1:41 PM

10 1:41 PM 1:41 PM

11 1:41 PM 1:41 PM

12 1:42 PM 1:42 PM

13 1:42 PM 1:42 PM

14 1:43 PM 1:43 PM

15 1:46 PM 1:46 PM

16 1:47 PM  Pirate Booty 1:47 PM  Pirate Booty.

17 1:47 PM 1:47 PM

18 1:48 PM 1:48 PM

19 1:49 PM 1:49 PM

20 1:50 PM 1:50 PM

21 1:50 PM 1:50 PM

22 2:03 PM  This is the second year for Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus to spend the summer in Coney Island 2:03 PM  This is the second year for Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey circus to spend the summer in Coney Island. Before the parade started they went up and down the parade route. Note fellow with the wheelbarrow that follows the elephant.

23 2:03 PM 2:03 PM

24 2:03 PM 2:03 PM

25 2:15 PM  Slow moving motorcycles lead off the parade 2:15 PM  Slow moving motorcycles lead off the parade.

26 2:16 PM  Dick Zigum 2:16 PM  Dick Zigum, with the drum, leads the parade. He owns the Coney Island Side Show and is the “mayor” of Coney Island.

27 2:16 PM  The fellow on the left makes all the parades 2:16 PM  The fellow on the left makes all the parades, including the West Indian one and all the gay pride ones. That is a parrot on his head.

28 2:16 PM  The King was Lou Reed and his wife Laurie Anderson was Queen 2:16 PM  The King was Lou Reed and his wife Laurie Anderson was Queen.

29 2:17 PM  The king and queen are in the vintage Ocean Rolling Chair and were blocked by the fellow in the red shirt 2:17 PM  The king and queen are in the vintage Ocean Rolling Chair and were blocked by the fellow in the red shirt.

30 2:17 PM 2:17 PM

31 2:18 PM  The NY Aquarium enters a float each year 2:18 PM  The NY Aquarium enters a float each year.

32 2:18 PM  The NY Aquarium 2:18 PM  The NY Aquarium.

33 2:18 PM  Marty Markowitz is the Brooklyn Borough President 2:18 PM  Marty Markowitz is the Brooklyn Borough President. He loves to attend Brooklyn events and cheerlead.

34 2:19 PM  Evans Georgopolous’s 1931 Ford Model A Super Deluxe Roadster 2:19 PM  Evans Georgopolous’s 1931 Ford Model A Super Deluxe Roadster. There were a lot more cars that I didn’t bother taking pictures of.

35 2:19 PM  “Devil With A Blue Dress” started as a Chevrolet Impala 2:19 PM  “Devil With A Blue Dress” started as a Chevrolet Impala. He can blow fire out the exhausts.

36 2:21 PM  I took a picture of this 1974 Dodge Dart Swinger because of the grill treatment 2:21 PM  I took a picture of this 1974 Dodge Dart Swinger because of the grill treatment.

37 2:21 PM  The back of the 1974 Dodge Dart Swinger 2:21 PM  The back of the 1974 Dodge Dart Swinger.

38 2:25 PM  A 1938 Packard 2:25 PM  A 1938 Packard.

39 2:26 PM  A DeTomaso Pantera 2:26 PM  A DeTomaso Pantera, which you could buy at any Lincon-Mercury dealer from 1971-1975.

40 2:29 PM  A BMW 700 Sport 2:29 PM  A BMW 700 Sport. This was a rear engine economy car produced from 1959 to 1965.

41 2:30 PM  It’s Only a Paper Moon 2:30 PM  It’s Only a Paper Moon. Winner of Push Pull Float.

42 2:30 PM  The Gypsy Caravan with Pirate Scooter on Back Porch 2:30 PM  The Gypsy Caravan with Pirate Scooter on Back Porch. Winner of Second Place in Motorized Float.

43 2:30 PM  The back of the Gypsy Caravan with Pirate Scooter on Back Porch 2:30 PM  The back of the Gypsy Caravan with Pirate Scooter on Back Porch. Winner of Second Place in Motorized Float.

44 2:30 PM 2:30 PM

45 2:30 PM 2:30 PM

46 2:31 PM  Mercury Opera Coney Island Lives! Pagliacci! Winner of Third Place in Motorized Float 2:31 PM  Mercury Opera Coney Island Lives! Pagliacci! Winner of Third Place in Motorized Float.

47 2:32 PM  Mystical Children with a MG B roadster 2:32 PM  Mystical Children with a MG B roadster. Possible a 1966 model.

48 2:32 PM  Emergency Mermaid Service 2:32 PM  Emergency Mermaid Service.

49 2:32 PM  Emergency Mermaid Service 2:32 PM  Emergency Mermaid Service.

50 2:34 PM 2:34 PM

51 2:37 PM  The The Brooklyn Brewery is a float regular 2:37 PM  The The Brooklyn Brewery is a float regular.

52 2:37 PM  Tamaqua 2:37 PM  Tamaqua.

53 2:38 PM  The bicyclists I saw getting getting ready earlier 2:38 PM  The bicyclists I saw getting getting ready earlier.

54 2:38 PM 2:38 PM

55 2:38 PM 2:38 PM

56 2:39 PM 2:39 PM

57 2:39 PM 2:39 PM

58 2:39 PM 2:39 PM

59 2:39 PM 2:39 PM

60 2:39 PM 2:39 PM

61 2:40 PM 2:40 PM

62 2:40 PM 2:40 PM

63 2:40 PM 2:40 PM

64 2:41 PM 2:41 PM

65 2:41 PM  The Amazon River Mermaids 2:41 PM  The Amazon River Mermaids. Winner of First Place in Motorized Float.

66 2:41 PM  The Amazon River Mermaids 2:41 PM  The Amazon River Mermaids. Winner of First Place in Motorized Float.

67 2:41 PM  A car promoting the new Luna Park at Coney Island 2:41 PM  A car promoting the new Luna Park at Coney Island.

68 2:42 PM  Freddie The Tramp Junior wearing his father’s costume 2:42 PM  Freddie The Tramp Junior wearing his father’s costume.

69 2:42 PM  The East Village Sea Monster Marching Band 2:42 PM  The East Village Sea Monster Marching Band.

70 2:43 PM  The East Village Sea Monster Marching Band 2:43 PM  The East Village Sea Monster Marching Band.

71 2:43 PM  Suzanne Muldowney 2:43 PM  Suzanne Muldowney, better known as Underdog Lady.

72 2:43 PM 2:43 PM

73 2:44 PM  Princess Allison and her Sea Turtle featuring Daddy’s 52 Schwinn 2:44 PM  Princess Allison and her Sea Turtle featuring Daddy’s 52 Schwinn. Winner of First Place in Little Mermaid.

74 2:45 PM  The now defunct Parachute Jump 2:45 PM  The now defunct Parachute Jump. It is all that remains of Steepchase Park, which was demolished by Fred Trump (father of Donald Trump) in the 1960s before it could be landmarked.

75 2:47 PM  Flea Circus 2:47 PM  Flea Circus.

76 2:48 PM  The Hungry March Band 2:48 PM  The Hungry March Band.

77 2:48 PM  The Hungry March Band 2:48 PM  The Hungry March Band.

78 2:48 PM  The Hungry March Band 2:48 PM  The Hungry March Band.

79 2:48 PM  The Hungry March Band 2:48 PM  The Hungry March Band.

80 2:48 PM  The Hungry March Band 2:48 PM  The Hungry March Band.

81 2:49 PM  Poseidon and Oceana (Rubber Glove Guy) was winner of Second Place in Best Sea Creature 2:49 PM  Poseidon and Oceana (Rubber Glove Guy) was winner of Second Place in Best Sea Creature.

82 2:50 PM 2:50 PM

83 2:50 PM  The Coney Island Polar Bear Club 2:50 PM  The Coney Island Polar Bear Club.

84 2:50 PM 2:50 PM

85 2:50 PM 2:50 PM

86 2:51 PM 2:51 PM

87 2:51 PM 2:51 PM

88 2:52 PM 2:52 PM

89 2:52 PM 2:52 PM

90 2:52 PM  Reverend Billy on the left 2:52 PM  Reverend Billy on the left, with the Mermaid Survivors of the BP Oil Spill.

91 2:52 PM  The Mermaid Survivors of the BP Oil Spill 2:52 PM  The Mermaid Survivors of the BP Oil Spill.

92 2:52 PM  Merfolk United Against Big Oil 2:52 PM  Merfolk United Against Big Oil.

93 2:54 PM 2:54 PM

94 2:54 PM 2:54 PM

95 2:54 PM 2:54 PM

96 2:54 PM 2:54 PM

97 2:54 PM 2:54 PM

98 2:55 PM 2:55 PM

99 2:56 PM 2:56 PM

100 2:56 PM  Mutant? Mermaids Gulf Coast 2:56 PM  Mutant? Mermaids Gulf Coast.

101 2:56 PM  Mutant? Mermaids Gulf Coast 2:56 PM  Mutant? Mermaids Gulf Coast.

102 2:57 PM  Mutant? Mermaids Gulf Coast 2:57 PM  Mutant? Mermaids Gulf Coast. That’s an oil slick with a couple lobsters skittering along underneath.

103 2:57 PM 2:57 PM

104 2:58 PM  The Meter Maids writing tickets 2:58 PM  The Meter Maids writing tickets.

105 2:58 PM  The Meter Maids 2:58 PM  The Meter Maids.

106 2:58 PM  The Meter Maids 2:58 PM  The Meter Maids.

107 2:59 PM 2:59 PM

108 2:59 PM 2:59 PM

109 2:59 PM  One of the Meter Maids 2:59 PM  One of the Meter Maids.

110 2:59 PM 2:59 PM

111 2:59 PM  Little Mermaid On Stilts (Number 032 in turquoise with the blue hair) was Second Place winner of Little Mermaid 2:59 PM  Little Mermaid On Stilts (Number 032 in turquoise with the blue hair) was Second Place winner of Little Mermaid.

112 2:59 PM 2:59 PM

113 3:00 PM 3:00 PM

114 3:01 PM 3:01 PM

115 3:01 PM  Wild Sea Creature Rodeo 3:01 PM  Wild Sea Creature Rodeo.

116 3:01 PM 3:01 PM

117 3:03 PM 3:03 PM

118 3:04 PM 3:04 PM

119 3:04 PM 3:04 PM

120 3:05 PM 3:05 PM

121 3:06 PM 3:06 PM

122 3:06 PM  BP=Boycott Pollution 3:06 PM  BP=Boycott Pollution.

123 3:06 PM 3:06 PM

124 3:07 PM 3:07 PM

125 3:07 PM 3:07 PM

126 3:08 PM 3:08 PM

127 3:11 PM 3:11 PM

128 3:12 PM  That’s Rabbi Abraham Abraham of the Coney Island Ice Breakers 3:12 PM  That’s Rabbi Abraham Abraham of the Coney Island Ice Breakers.

129 3:13 PM  And Bob Stewart of the Coney Island Ice Breakers 3:13 PM  And Bob Stewart of the Coney Island Ice Breakers.

130 3:13 PM 3:13 PM

131 3:14 PM  The Chumdog Millionaire 3:14 PM  The Chumdog Millionaire. They won Third Place in Marching Group. Jolie (some part of this group) won Second Place in Mermaid category.

132 3:14 PM  The Chumdog Millionaire 3:14 PM  The Chumdog Millionaire.

133 3:15 PM  The Chumdog Millionaire 3:15 PM  The Chumdog Millionaire.

134 3:15 PM  Pizza Mermaids along the right 3:15 PM  Pizza Mermaids along the right.

135 3:16 PM 3:16 PM

136 3:16 PM  The Spectacular Seashow 3:16 PM  The Spectacular Seashow.

137 3:16 PM 3:16 PM

138 3:17 PM  The fellows again that I saw before the parade started 3:17 PM  The fellows again that I saw before the parade started.

139 3:19 PM 3:19 PM

140 3:19 PM 3:19 PM

141 3:20 PM  Metrocard outfits have been popular ever since the Metrocard came out 3:20 PM  Metrocard outfits have been popular ever since the Metrocard came out.

142 3:20 PM  Jester Of The Peace 3:20 PM  Jester Of The Peace

143 3:21 PM  Carmen Mer-anda-maid and her Tutti Fruitties 3:21 PM  Carmen Mer-anda-maid and her Tutti Fruitties. They won Second Place in Marching Group.

144 3:21 PM  A couple of the Coney Island burlesque dancers 3:21 PM  A couple of the Coney Island burlesque dancers.

145 3:21 PM  A couple of the Coney Island burlesque dancers 3:21 PM  A couple of the Coney Island burlesque dancers.

146 3:21 PM 3:21 PM

147 3:22 PM 3:22 PM

148 3:22 PM 3:22 PM

149 3:22 PM  Fishnet 3:22 PM  Fishnet.

150 3:22 PM 3:22 PM

151 3:22 PM 3:22 PM

152 3:23 PM 3:23 PM

153 3:23 PM 3:23 PM

154 3:25 PM 3:25 PM

155 3:25 PM 3:25 PM

156 3:25 PM 3:25 PM

157 3:26 PM 3:26 PM

158 3:26 PM  Brooklyn’s Other Museum of Brooklyn wants to save Admirals Row in the Brooklyn Navy Yard 3:26 PM  Brooklyn’s Other Museum of Brooklyn wants to save Admirals Row in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It is now slated to be torn down for a supermarket.

159 3:26 PM 3:26 PM

160 3:27 PM 3:27 PM

161 3:27 PM 3:27 PM

162 3:28 PM  Scarfish 3:28 PM  Scarfish.

163 3:28 PM 3:28 PM

164 3:28 PM 3:28 PM

165 3:29 PM 3:29 PM

166 3:29 PM 3:29 PM

167 3:30 PM 3:30 PM

168 3:30 PM 3:30 PM

169 3:30 PM  A pole dancer on a bicycle 3:30 PM  A pole dancer on a bicycle. The same bicycle (different dancer?) was also at the next weeks’ Gay Pride Parade and pictured in the NY Times.

170 3:31 PM  A pole dancer on a bicycle 3:31 PM  A pole dancer on a bicycle.

171 3:31 PM 3:31 PM

172 3:32 PM 3:32 PM

173 3:32 PM 3:32 PM

174 3:32 PM 3:32 PM

175 3:32 PM  Brooklyn Bombshells 3:32 PM  Brooklyn Bombshells. They won First Place in Marching Group (again!)

176 3:32 PM  Brooklyn Bombshells 3:32 PM  Brooklyn Bombshells.

177 3:33 PM  Brooklyn Bombshells 3:33 PM  Brooklyn Bombshells.

178 3:33 PM 3:33 PM

179 3:33 PM 3:33 PM

180 3:33 PM 3:33 PM

181 3:33 PM 3:33 PM

182 3:33 PM 3:33 PM

183 3:34 PM 3:34 PM

184 3:34 PM 3:34 PM

185 3:34 PM 3:34 PM

186 3:34 PM 3:34 PM

187 3:34 PM 3:34 PM

188 3:35 PM 3:35 PM

189 3:35 PM 3:35 PM

190 3:35 PM 3:35 PM

191 3:35 PM 3:35 PM

192 3:35 PM 3:35 PM

193 3:36 PM  The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen 3:36 PM  The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen.

194 3:36 PM 3:36 PM

195 3:36 PM 3:36 PM

196 3:37 PM 3:37 PM

197 3:37 PM 3:37 PM

198 3:37 PM 3:37 PM

199 3:37 PM 3:37 PM

200 3:38 PM  Web page has 304 as Legal Sharks 3:38 PM  Web page has 304 as Legal Sharks, the winner of Second Place in Push Pull Float.(?)

201 3:38 PM 3:38 PM

202 3:38 PM 3:38 PM

203 3:38 PM 3:38 PM

204 3:38 PM 3:38 PM

205 3:38 PM 3:38 PM

206 3:38 PM 3:38 PM

207 3:39 PM  Pyrate Brotherhood 3:39 PM  Pyrate Brotherhood.

208 3:39 PM  Pyrate Brotherhood 3:39 PM  Pyrate Brotherhood.

209 3:39 PM 3:39 PM

210 3:39 PM 3:39 PM

211 3:40 PM 3:40 PM

212 3:40 PM  See this fellow in the 2008 parade 3:40 PM  See this fellow in the 2008 parade.

213 3:40 PM 3:40 PM

214 3:41 PM 3:41 PM

215 3:41 PM  Older Neptune and his wife 3:41 PM  Older Neptune and his wife. He won First Place in the Neptune category.

216 3:41 PM 3:41 PM

217 3:41 PM  The Star Fish Fan Club 3:41 PM  The Star Fish Fan Club.

218 3:41 PM 3:41 PM

219 3:41 PM 3:41 PM

220 3:42 PM  See the captive mermaid 3:42 PM  See the captive mermaid.

221 3:42 PM 3:42 PM

222 3:42 PM 3:42 PM

223 3:42 PM 3:42 PM

224 3:42 PM 3:42 PM

225 3:43 PM 3:43 PM

226 3:44 PM 3:44 PM

227 3:44 PM  The Enchanting Mermaids 3:44 PM  The Enchanting Mermaids.

228 3:44 PM  The Enchanting Mermaids 3:44 PM  The Enchanting Mermaids.

229 3:44 PM 3:44 PM

230 3:45 PM 3:45 PM

231 3:45 PM 3:45 PM

232 3:45 PM 3:45 PM

233 3:45 PM  This is a piece of the Coney Island boardwalk and the sound system was playing The Drifters’ 1964 Under The Boardwalk 3:45 PM  This is a piece of the Coney Island boardwalk and the sound system was playing The Drifters’ 1964 Under The Boardwalk, a song about Coney Island. It won First Place for People’s Prize (iPhone Voting by Members).

234 3:46 PM  This is a piece of the Coney Island boardwalk 3:46 PM  This is a piece of the Coney Island boardwalk.

235 3:48 PM 3:48 PM

236 3:51 PM  DJ Ray Vazquez 3:51 PM  DJ Ray Vazquez.

237 3:51 PM  People following the Ray Vazquez sound truck 3:51 PM  People following the Ray Vazquez sound truck.

238 3:54 PM 3:54 PM

239 4:01 PM  As the parade has passed where I was I went over to the boardwalk 4:01 PM  As the parade has passed where I was I went over to the boardwalk. This was a pantomine that mechanically moved if you put money in his collection hat.

240 4:01 PM 4:01 PM

241 4:03 PM  A view looking down the boardwalk 4:03 PM  A view looking down the boardwalk.

242 4:03 PM 4:03 PM

243 4:05 PM 4:05 PM

244 4:06 PM 4:06 PM

245 4:06 PM 4:06 PM

246 4:11 PM  The parade ends on the boardwalk 4:11 PM  The parade ends on the boardwalk.

247 4:13 PM  A beach scene looking at the pier 4:13 PM  A beach scene looking at the pier.

248 4:17 PM 4:17 PM

249 4:20 PM  A beach scene from the pier 4:20 PM  A beach scene from the pier.

250 4:31 PM  I called him BX man 4:31 PM  I called him BX man.

251 4:33 PM 4:33 PM

252 4:44 PM  The entrance to the new Luna Park at Coney Island 4:44 PM  The entrance to the new Luna Park at Coney Island.

253 4:52 PM  The last float 4:52 PM  The last float, the Under The Boardwalk float, makes it up to the boardwalk.

254 5:04 PM  A couple of acrobatic gymnasts 5:04 PM  A couple of acrobatic gymnasts.

255 5:05 PM  A couple of acrobatic gymnasts 5:05 PM  A couple of acrobatic gymnasts.

256 5:05 PM  A couple of acrobatic gymnasts 5:05 PM  A couple of acrobatic gymnasts.

257 5:09 PM  There are four ribbons 5:09 PM  There are four ribbons, one for each season, to be cut. That’s Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson with her dog Lolla Belle, with Dick Zigun behind the dog holding the key to Coney Island.

258 5:10 PM  Getting ready to cut the Autumn ribbon 5:10 PM  Getting ready to cut the Autumn ribbon.

259 5:10 PM  Next is Winter 5:10 PM  Next is Winter.

260 5:10 PM  Getting ready to cut the Winter ribbon 5:10 PM  Getting ready to cut the Winter ribbon.

261 5:10 PM  Lou Reed cuts the Winter ribbon 5:10 PM  Lou Reed cuts the Winter ribbon.

262 5:11 PM  We move to Spring 5:11 PM  We move to Spring. The camera and flash along the right is the same as mine.

263 5:11 PM  Some confusion at Spring 5:11 PM  Some confusion at Spring.

264 5:12 PM  I got a better spot for Summer 5:12 PM  I got a better spot for Summer.

265 5:13 PM  Summer 5:13 PM  Summer.

266 5:13 PM  Summer ribbon gets cut 5:13 PM  Summer ribbon gets cut.

267 5:14 PM  Before the fruit is offered to the sea a fellow does an African dance back and forth 5:14 PM  Before the fruit is offered to the sea a fellow does an African dance back and forth.

268 5:14 PM  The crowd is waiting for the offering to the sea 5:14 PM  The crowd is waiting for the offering to the sea.

269 5:14 PM  You can sort of see the fellow leaning over 5:14 PM  You can sort of see the fellow leaning over. That’s Laurie Anderson along the left.

270 5:14 PM  The fruit that will be offered to the sea 5:14 PM  The fruit that will be offered to the sea.

271 5:15 PM  Some of the fruit gets tossed into the sea 5:15 PM  Some of the fruit gets tossed into the sea.

272 5:15 PM  Some of the fruit gets tossed into the sea 5:15 PM  Some of the fruit gets tossed into the sea. Then the rest gets dumped in.

273 5:38 PM  The world famous Cyclone roller coaster 5:38 PM  The world famous Cyclone roller coaster.


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