Coney Island is stacked in history, serving as a popular leisure spot from the mid-1800s through the present day. Today, the area is starting to get its mojo back after decades of neglect throughout the 20th century. Coney Island is a magnet for locals to enjoy a stroll on the Boardwalk and for older generations to revisit the nostalgia of yesteryear.
Above, a boy enjoys the benefits of a rare road closure in Marine Park, Brooklyn, riding his bike as fast as he can after the completion of a local road race.
New Yorkers play lacrosse on the synthetic turf at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Brooklyn Lacrosse has many teams for local children. Sports are a popular pastime, alongside a plethora of other leisurely activities.
A local resident celebrates her quinceañera under the Brooklyn Bridge, complete with a full entourage of photographers, friends, and family.
Late-night ice cream is always a winner, especially after a slice of famous New York City pizza.
Brooklyn comes alive at night…
…while others rest.
Written and Photographed by Dan M. Lee
Shooting since he could hold a camera, Dan has worked in many areas of photography since turning professional in London over 10 years ago. Now living in Brooklyn, he not only shoots for clients, but teaches studio photography to a beginners. Check out his website at danmleephotography.com.