Saturday was the 25th annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island - a frequent 'cultural activities' location (http://www.coneyisland.com/mermaid.shtml) that generally has been held at the start of every summer since 1983. It can best be described as a rather Bohemian event, something like the Halloween parade in the Village, and has grown tremendously in popularity as interest grows in the impending redevelopment of Coney Island.
More photos at: http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=12s7evvm.2x99mivm&x=0&y=-8ryt41&localeid=en_US
I was told that 'Larry the Lighthouse' below, also ran the full NYC Marathon last year.
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