Coney Island may not be able to compete with Disney World, Universal Studios or some of the other more extensive amusement parks out there, but that’s what makes it one of a kind.
The documentary “Zipper” takes a look at what happens when a wealthy developer moves in and attempts to transform the iconic park into a ritzy area of prime real estate. Zipper owner and operator, Eddie Miranda, as well as a number of other longtime local small business owners, take to City Hall to fight to preserve the park’s spirit. Trouble is, the City of New York has a plan of its own and even though it disapproves of the developer’s design, its proposal has condos and shopping at the core, too.
Is it possible to capitalize on the Coney Island name, history and appeal while still retaining the location’s legacy? Catch all the details when the documentary “Zipper” premieres at DOC NYC on Saturday, November 10th at the SVA Theater at 9:30pm followed by a second screening at the IFC Center on November 15th at 3:00pm.
Leading up to the big debut, Shockya.com has been given the privilege of hosting the brand new “Zipper” poster, a design by Steve Powers that not only highlights the classic Coney Island we know and love, but the invading corporate landscape, too.