Posted: 08/15/2012 by Amy Nicholson
Myrtle & Olive Productions has just completed a documentary that chronicles the historic and controversial rezoning of Coney Island. ZIPPER: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride follows the story of a small-time ride operator and his beloved carnival contraption called the Zipper. They are driven out of Coney Island when the City of New York and an opportunistic real estate mogul lock horns in a battle over the “People’s Playground.” ZIPPER examines the high cost of redevelopment on an American cultural icon. More info, trailer and cool artwork on the website: http://www.zipperfilm.com.