Tag Archives: Coney Island

A Greek Tragedy: Starting Over in Brooklyn

Dimitris Kokotos is one of the victims of the notorious financial crisis that has turned thousands of Greeks into immigrants. He moved from Athens to Coney Island, Brooklyn, because of the crisis. Men and women of all ages and educational status are leaving Greece, fleeing from a record unemployment rate of 27 percent and a GDP that contracted by 6 percent in 2012, according to the International Monetary Fund.

Dreaming of Coney Island Jobs

Twenty-year-old Harry Puck grew up in the enchanting shadow of the iconic destination that is Coney Island, and has always wanted to be a part of it. On Sunday, Puck finally got his chance.  He was one of over a thousand applicants that responded to a job-screening event at Lincoln High School, in Ocean Parkway, […]

Returning to Coney Island

The day before Hurricane Sandy struck New York City, Carolyn Alexander, who is 38 and who has lived in Coney Island for 20 years, saw a hurricane evacuation notice on the news. Although many of her neighbors decided to stay, Carolyn didn’t want to take any risks. She packed her clothes, sealed the windows, locked […]