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FILE -- New York Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio poses with his family, wife Chirlane McCray, son Dante de Blasio and daughter Chiara de Blasio after voting at a public library branch on Election Day on November 5, 2013 in Brooklyn.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor De Blasio’s Kids Named King And Queen Of Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade

Dante de Blasio has been named King Neptune while his sister, Chiara, will serve as Queen Mermaid. The 32nd Annual Mermaid Parade will take place June 21 along Surf Avenue.


Coney Island as seen from the Wonder Wheel (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

One Tank Trips: Coney Island

While Coney Island is within the five boroughs, some New Yorkers have yet to take advantage of the beach and amusements right in their own backyard. The Wonder Wheel has been an institution for as long as skyscrapers have been part of New York’s skyline.


A reveler at the 2008 Coney Island Mermaid Parade (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Coney Island Gets Ready For 31st Annual Mermaid Parade

As many as 750,000 people are expected to attend the event which will feature Judah Freidlander from “30 Rock” as King Neptune and Carole Radziwell from the “Real Housewives of New York” as Queen Mermaid.


Mermaid Parade sign on Coney Island - May 31, 2013 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Coney Island Mermaid Parade Will Happen This Year

Organizers of the Brooklyn event raised the money they needed to hold this year’s event on June 22.


(credit: John Montone, 1010 WINS)

Coney Island ‘Freak’ Show Opens On Saturday

It’s being billed as a ten day gathering of the strange, the weird, the odd and the unusual.