Surf Avenue in Coney Island

       In a recent issue of Delta’s Sky magazine, film director Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, Black Swan), a native of New York City, reminisced about his boyhood summers on Surf Avenue in Coney Island. 

       Some of his favorite memories (and some things from present day) are:

  • Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, of course
  • The New York Aquarium
  • The Eldorado bumper cars
  • MCU Stadium, home of the minor league baseball Brooklyn Cyclones
  • Brighton Beach, a diverse community at the end of the boardwalk
  • Tatiana Restaurant (Russian) and Totonno’s (pizza)
  • And of course, the Coney Island Cyclone wooden roller coaster, built in 1927.

       Even today, Coney Island is a great place to enjoy! 

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my website,  In the near future, I’ll have excerpts of my books that you can read, accessible on my site.  I hope you check it out!   

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Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer 

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park 

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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