April 17, 2004 - 3 PM
"The History and Significance of the Coney Island Terminal"
followed by a discussion with Alan Gaynor and Daryl-Ann Saunders
In conjunction with its dual shows "Subway Photographs" by Alan Gaynor and Daryl-Ann Saunders, Safe-T-Gallery will be presenting Shoshana Rothaizer discussing "The History and Significance of the Coney Island Terminal." This promises to be a stimulating and informative talk, in which she will give a general overview of rail mass transit in Brooklyn -- beginning in the 1870's, and with an emphasis on the four lines that converge at the Coney Island facility. [Ms Rothaizer chose this aspect of the subways to discuss, to compliment Daryl-Ann Saunders' photographs which were all taken at the Coney Island terminal.] Maps and photographs will be included. This will be followed by a general discussion with the photographers about their inspiration and difficulties working in the subway. Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend.
Shoshana Rothaizer is a licensed New York City tour guide and freelance photographer. Born and raised in Queens, she is proud to be a native New Yorker who has had a life-long love and respect for the subway system. Shoshana currently works for Grayline/New York Sightseeing, where she is in daily contact with visitors from across the United States and throughout the world, imparting historical and cultural information. Her own public and private tours are available by calling (718) 261-9655 or (212) 924-5714 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her photographs can be seen on her website www.shoshanarothaizer.com.