Above the Boardwalk

Above the Boardwalk

Memorial Day weekend marked the unofficial start of summer, as throngs of New Yorkers headed to Coney Island, eager to soak in the inaugural days of beach season. After a particularly long and brutal winter, a few days at the beach seemed especially hard-earned, as the boardwalk filled with the high key neon of bathing suits and towels, sunbathers luxuriated under a spotless blue sky, and the Cyclone whirred to life. I was there, camera in hand, to capture a summer ritual as it began anew.

Mike Hicks is a freelance photographer and multimedia producer. He lives in Park Slope.

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