Coney Island by night

New York, NY, USA

Here be monsters

Rides in an amusement park at Coney Island

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Our friend Jo, the headmistress of the New York School of Burlesque, celebrated her 50th birthday this year, with a one-of-a-kind show featuring some of the most creative performers on the New York burlesque scene. Normally, when I go to Coney Island, it's for the Mermaid Parade, one of New York's more colorful and surreal annual events. Seeing it by night for a change gave me a new perspective on the place.