Share this on:
 E-mail
64
VIEWS
17
COMMENTS
 
SHARES
About this iReport
  • Not verified by CNN

  • Click to view BQueen1's profile
    Posted May 20, 2014 by
    BQueen1
    Location
    Brooklyn, New York
    Assignment
    Assignment
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Photo essays: Your stories in pictures

    More from BQueen1

    "Marvin's Kites.."

     
    Do you like to fly kites? Mine always gets tangled in a tree or crash before I have a chance to appreciate it's use. However, I love the art of kites.
    I met Marvin on the Coney Island boardwalk Sunday. He was selling kites. I was drawn to their Asian, it seemed, art deco style. And I wanted to buy one.
    Marvin told me his story. He does pretty good on season, selling his kites. The police don't seem to bother him because he stays down more near the west end. He told me, even if he makes clear $30.00 a day he feels he did good. And he gives the damaged kites away, the ones, that come damaged from his supplier to less fortunate inner city kids at schools,soup kitchens etc.
    "Always make sure I give back." he said. "Because I get a lot."
    Well, Marvin gave me a lot, because now I have a new friend to visit on the boardwalk and I can collect kites, if I have some extra cash. I bought the mermaid in #8 for $10.00 to hang in my bathroom. I'm an artist so I like things like this.
    If you visit Coney Island this season you can find Marvin, just past the Carousel going west. He has a great collection of quality kites. BTW, the one I bought looks great on the wall in my bathroom. It cheers things up.
    Thank you..
    May 20, 2014.

    What do you think of this story?

    Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport. If you'd like, you can explain your choice in the comments below.
    Be and editor! Choose an option below:
      Awesome! Put this on TV! Almost! Needs work. This submission violates iReport's community guidelines.

    Comments

    Log in to comment

    iReport welcomes a lively discussion, so comments on iReports are not pre-screened before they post. See the iReport community guidelines for details about content that is not welcome on iReport.

    Add your Story Add your Story