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Coney Island Deathwatch: Now, It’s Sh..t ..e Freak

December 18th, 2008 · No Comments

[Photo for GL Courtesy of Nathan Kensinger]

You know that things in Coney Island are fucked up when Shoot the Freak starts falling apart. (Well, it’s fallen apart in past winters too.) But there’s something symbolic about Shoot the Freak’s sign falling apart and the spot looking like shit, particularly when its owner is one of the biggest supporters of developer Joe Sitt’s redevelopment strategy. Our question is this: Will Beer Island be back next year? And will we ever be able to set foot in it again without feeling that Summer of 07 letdown?

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