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Coney Island gallery on exhibit at Brooklyn’s Federal Court now through Sept. 28

August 6, 2018 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
A “Dash of Green in the Deep Blue Sea” by Stephanie Keith. Photo courtesy of the U.S. District Court for the EDNY
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The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York is located in Downtown Brooklyn and despite the fact that the courthouse looks like a fortress on the outside, it is open to the public and features an art gallery, known as the Charles P. Sifton Gallery, located toward the back of the entrance lobby.

Currently on display at the courthouse is “Greetings from Coney Island,” a photo exhibit that features all of the drama of Coney Island including the roller coasters, the beach and the oceans and, of course, the people and their style. 

The exhibit features the work of 28 photographers who have documented “America’s Playground” over the years.

Notable images stretch back all the way from Walker Evans’ 1928 photograph of a couple on the boardwalk to a 1969 image of singer Debbie Harry by photographer Bob Gruen to images of the devastating after effects of Superstorm Sandy.

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The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 28. It’s open to the public on weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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