John’s Deli, Boardwalk, and Flags, Coney Island, Brooklyn, Brooklyn
Landscape photograph of the John’s Deli roast beef stand on the Coney Island boardwalk in New York City. Now only a thing of the past and waning memory is this symbol of old Coney Island. Placed at a primary entrance to the boardwalk, the stand fed hungry weekenders, and provided a livelihood to the proprietor’s hard working family. The American flags, once proudly displayed, have been left out for too many summers and are now tattered and disintegrating. The late afternoon sunset light imparts an ageing patina to the whites of the red, white, and blue color palette in this urban scene photograph.