Miz Mooz has always had a soft spot for Coney Island, we even designed a whole collection around the neighborhood! Of course we never miss unofficial beginning of summer and celebration of all things Coney, the Mermaid Parade! This spectacle of costumed revelers was started in 1983 as a way to showcase the seaside history and local pride of the neighborhood. Technically a parade, it is more akin to West African Water Festivals and Ancient Greek and Roman street theater than to our modern day versions- and if you ask me- a lot more fun! But you don’t have to take my word for it, even our NYC Mayor agrees!
Images from NY Post and Brooklyn Vegan[crp]