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June 19, 2009 / Media / Brooklyn news / Podcast / Frank Hoier’s Rhythm & News
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Frank’s singing the Coney blues

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The Bard of Bushwick, Frank Hoier, has been so inspired by our Coney Island coverage that he wrote a ballad to the so-called “People’s Playground” — and sang it as part of his bi-weekly “Rhythm and News” segment. Take it away, Frank.

The Ballad of Coney Island

What to do with Coney Island?

Redevelop or leave it there?

Have you been to Coney Island?

Shot the freak, and had a beer?

Rode the cyclone, had a hot dog

Seen the mermaid parade?

What to do with Coney Island

My friend I cannot really say

What to do with Coney Island?

Build new apartments and new stores?

Do you still go to Coney Island?

Those summer nights down by the shore

Will it still be Coney Island

If the mayor has his way?

What do do with Coney Island

My friend maybe you can say

What to do with Coney Island?

The “People’s Playground” by the sea

Have you been to Coney Island?

Russian food at Brighton Beach

Take a stroll across the Boardwalk

Have some ice cream along the way

What to do with Coney Island?

Everything one day does change

Updated 5:13 pm, July 9, 2018
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