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Usually in winter, the rides of Luna Park (the amusement park in Coney Island) are closed to the public. This past weekend thanks to Mashable and Street Dreams Magazine, the best photographers from all over NYC came together in their second ever “Instameet.” Their first “#Mashmeet” as they call it, had instagrammers from all over the city converging on Central Park, while this second installment brought the Instagram community together to take pictures of an empty Luna Park, and the surrounding Coney Island are.

It was marvelous to see the creative ways people were lining up shots, helping complete strangers turned friends so they can achieve their spontaneous inspirations. Images were taken, handles and numbers were exchanged, then, not too surprisingly, we all managed to pretty much take over the neighboring boardwalk and beach. It was a sight to see, dozens of photographers with their phones, DSLR and manual cameras all trying to get a good photo of a glorious Coney Island sunset. There was talk of prizes and a chance to be in the next Street Dreams issue, but people did not seem to care too much about that. Everyone seemed to be living in the moment, allowing themselves to be inspired by all the creative energy this event brought to Coney Island.

Over the weekend, we looked over the massive amounts of photos uploaded onto Instagram from the event and we had to share with you some of our favorites.

 

Mashmeet-Mashable-Street Dreams Magazine-Untapped Cities-Coney Island-Luna Park-Instameet-Brooklyn-NYC-002Shun.Takino via Instagram

Mashmeet-Mashable-Street Dreams Magazine-Untapped Cities-Coney Island-Luna Park-Instameet-Brooklyn-NYC-008ThestreetsNY via Instagram

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Mashmeet-Mashable-Street Dreams Magazine-Untapped Cities-Coney Island-Luna Park-Instameet-Brooklyn-NYC-001Damesk3tch via Instagram

Mashmeet-Mashable-Street Dreams Magazine-Untapped Cities-Coney Island-Luna Park-Instameet-Brooklyn-NYC-003Shun.Takino via Instagram

Mashmeet-Mashable-Street Dreams Magazine-Untapped Cities-Coney Island-Luna Park-Instameet-Brooklyn-NYC-005Ms.Shauna via Instagram

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Mashmeet-Mashable-Street Dreams Magazine-Untapped Cities-Coney Island-Luna Park-Instameet-Brooklyn-NYC-010OhChai via Instagram

Mashmeet-Mashable-Street Dreams Magazine-Untapped Cities-Coney Island-Luna Park-Instameet-Brooklyn-NYC-012TheCityWanderer via Instagram

Mashmeet-Mashable-Street Dreams Magazine-Untapped Cities-Coney Island-Luna Park-Instameet-Brooklyn-NYC-013TatteredFedoraFlow via Instagram

Don’t forget to check out our live Instagram photo pool and #UntappedCities to be selected for our weekly column and also, follow us on Instagram @UntappedCities. Want more on Coney Island? Check out our vintage photos of Coney Island amusement parks from the early 1900s and the 1990s, as well as what it looks like in the dead of a winter storm.

To let him know when the next Instameet up is, contact the author @ChrisLInoa 

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