The Commute
The Commute

New Yorkers from all over the city take the long commute to the end of the line just to spend their days fishing off the pier. Some commuters come from as far as the Bronx and Staten Island. 

Rituals and Repetition
Rituals and Repetition

Many take to the pier to fish as a start to their day before beginning other, more stressful, jobs later on. 

Waters of the Atlantic
Waters of the Atlantic

The early mornings brings crab nets that line both sides of the pier as fishers await crabs to enter their traps. As the day goes on the fishermen use crab to capture schools of minnows, which are then used to capture the bigger fish that occupy the waters.

The Commute
The Commute

New Yorkers from all over the city take the long commute to the end of the line just to spend their days fishing off the pier. Some commuters come from as far as the Bronx and Staten Island. 

Waters of the Atlantic
Waters of the Atlantic

As the temperatures drop and the waters gets colder Little Skates, a species of fish related to sharks and rays, overwhelm the waters under the Steeplechase Pier. 

Cast, Catch, and Repeat
Cast, Catch, and Repeat

The Parachute Jump of Coney Island provides an iconic backdrop as a fishermen casts a tackle used to catch crab. 

Early Mornings Off the Coast of Southern Brooklyn
Early Mornings Off the Coast of Southern Brooklyn

Remenants of a fish is stained onto the surface of the pier.

Waters of the Atlantic
Waters of the Atlantic

Fishermen engaging in jokes and conversation during the high noon sun. 

Early Mornings Off the Coast of Southern Brooklyn
Early Mornings Off the Coast of Southern Brooklyn

The local fishermen of Southern Brooklyn, Coney Island begin the early mornings prepping their nets and reels for the day as local music fills the air of the Steeplechase Pier.

Crabbers of the Pier
Crabbers of the Pier

Socks filled with crabmeat are tied to the middle of these nets and thrown over the pier. The nets aid the fishermen in catching the many schools of minnows that frequent the waters.

The Commute
The Commute

A fisherman stops for his portrait after a long day casting off the side of the Steeplechase Pier. 

Anglers of the Pier
Anglers of the Pier

Everyday objects are sometimes used to create handmade fishing tackles. Objects ranging from rope and piping to a soda bottle and fishing line. 

"All In A Day"
"All In A Day"

Fisherman bonding over their frustration with the little skates. The little skate is one of most caught fish on the pier, as a result exhausting a lot of the anglers bait and time. The fish however holds no value amongst the anglers, resulting in their frustration. 

Cast, Catch and Repeat
Cast, Catch and Repeat

A windowpane flounder, a fish which calls the sandy bottom of the ocean floor its home, lays on the wooden planks after being caught. 

Patiently Waiting
Patiently Waiting

A fishing cart sits alone on the pier, as its owner stands feet away waiting for a bite. 

Days on Steeplechase
Days on Steeplechase

View from the entrance of the pier during the evening hours of the day. 

Patiently Waiting
Patiently Waiting

A small fish sits in the hands of a young fisherman from Staten Island. 

The Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn
The Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn

View of Coney Island's Parachute Jump, a major landmark, is often called the "Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn" by the locals of the south Brooklyn neighborhood of Coney Island.

Anglers of Coney Island
Anglers of Coney Island

An angler stands with his freshly caught Little Skate on the northern end of the pier.

Casting in the Midday Light
Casting in the Midday Light

A fisher prepares his hoop nets for the hours of crab fishing ahead. Baited with raw chicken, the fishers hopes to draw the crabs in to be caught. 

Out in the Honey Hole
Out in the Honey Hole

Cast nets and years of experience allow for the anglers to anticipate and catch the different schools of fish.

Fishermen of the Brooklyn Riviera
Fishermen of the Brooklyn Riviera

Fish are poured out onto the pier, for other fishermen to see. The anglers put down their rods, to come and purchase the fish to use as bait or for cooking when returning home. This is a common occurrence during the last few hours of the day.

High Noon Sun
High Noon Sun

A young fisherman waits as his cousin unhooks his first catch of the day. 

Summer Days Spent
Summer Days Spent

A fisherman stands in the high noon sun unhooking a small fish that is too small for use in a meal. The fish was released, only to be caught once again by the same angler.

Returning to the Honey Hole
Returning to the Honey Hole

Fishermen prepare their nets for the upcoming schools of fish that migrate the piers waters.

The Commute
Rituals and Repetition
Waters of the Atlantic
The Commute
Waters of the Atlantic
Cast, Catch, and Repeat
Early Mornings Off the Coast of Southern Brooklyn
Waters of the Atlantic
Early Mornings Off the Coast of Southern Brooklyn
Crabbers of the Pier
The Commute
Anglers of the Pier
"All In A Day"
Cast, Catch and Repeat
Patiently Waiting
Days on Steeplechase
Patiently Waiting
The Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn
Anglers of Coney Island
Casting in the Midday Light
Out in the Honey Hole
Fishermen of the Brooklyn Riviera
High Noon Sun
Summer Days Spent
Returning to the Honey Hole
The Commute

New Yorkers from all over the city take the long commute to the end of the line just to spend their days fishing off the pier. Some commuters come from as far as the Bronx and Staten Island. 

Rituals and Repetition

Many take to the pier to fish as a start to their day before beginning other, more stressful, jobs later on. 

Waters of the Atlantic

The early mornings brings crab nets that line both sides of the pier as fishers await crabs to enter their traps. As the day goes on the fishermen use crab to capture schools of minnows, which are then used to capture the bigger fish that occupy the waters.

The Commute

New Yorkers from all over the city take the long commute to the end of the line just to spend their days fishing off the pier. Some commuters come from as far as the Bronx and Staten Island. 

Waters of the Atlantic

As the temperatures drop and the waters gets colder Little Skates, a species of fish related to sharks and rays, overwhelm the waters under the Steeplechase Pier. 

Cast, Catch, and Repeat

The Parachute Jump of Coney Island provides an iconic backdrop as a fishermen casts a tackle used to catch crab. 

Early Mornings Off the Coast of Southern Brooklyn

Remenants of a fish is stained onto the surface of the pier.

Waters of the Atlantic

Fishermen engaging in jokes and conversation during the high noon sun. 

Early Mornings Off the Coast of Southern Brooklyn

The local fishermen of Southern Brooklyn, Coney Island begin the early mornings prepping their nets and reels for the day as local music fills the air of the Steeplechase Pier.

Crabbers of the Pier

Socks filled with crabmeat are tied to the middle of these nets and thrown over the pier. The nets aid the fishermen in catching the many schools of minnows that frequent the waters.

The Commute

A fisherman stops for his portrait after a long day casting off the side of the Steeplechase Pier. 

Anglers of the Pier

Everyday objects are sometimes used to create handmade fishing tackles. Objects ranging from rope and piping to a soda bottle and fishing line. 

"All In A Day"

Fisherman bonding over their frustration with the little skates. The little skate is one of most caught fish on the pier, as a result exhausting a lot of the anglers bait and time. The fish however holds no value amongst the anglers, resulting in their frustration. 

Cast, Catch and Repeat

A windowpane flounder, a fish which calls the sandy bottom of the ocean floor its home, lays on the wooden planks after being caught. 

Patiently Waiting

A fishing cart sits alone on the pier, as its owner stands feet away waiting for a bite. 

Days on Steeplechase

View from the entrance of the pier during the evening hours of the day. 

Patiently Waiting

A small fish sits in the hands of a young fisherman from Staten Island. 

The Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn

View of Coney Island's Parachute Jump, a major landmark, is often called the "Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn" by the locals of the south Brooklyn neighborhood of Coney Island.

Anglers of Coney Island

An angler stands with his freshly caught Little Skate on the northern end of the pier.

Casting in the Midday Light

A fisher prepares his hoop nets for the hours of crab fishing ahead. Baited with raw chicken, the fishers hopes to draw the crabs in to be caught. 

Out in the Honey Hole

Cast nets and years of experience allow for the anglers to anticipate and catch the different schools of fish.

Fishermen of the Brooklyn Riviera

Fish are poured out onto the pier, for other fishermen to see. The anglers put down their rods, to come and purchase the fish to use as bait or for cooking when returning home. This is a common occurrence during the last few hours of the day.

High Noon Sun

A young fisherman waits as his cousin unhooks his first catch of the day. 

Summer Days Spent

A fisherman stands in the high noon sun unhooking a small fish that is too small for use in a meal. The fish was released, only to be caught once again by the same angler.

Returning to the Honey Hole

Fishermen prepare their nets for the upcoming schools of fish that migrate the piers waters.

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