|Coney Island Boardwalk|
Popular before World War II, Coney Island descended into almost a delicious seediness, where only hardy NY locals would dare to go. Nathan's, the famous hot dog stand, the Cyclone, one of the grandfathers of all roller coasters, the Deno's Wonder Wheel and the inactive 1939 World's Fair souvenir, the red Parachute Jump managed to survive despite the disintegration of the 1960s and 1970s. New York State may not have the best of everything but we do have almost one of everything and city folk in particular patronize the beach and enjoy the boardwalk with the best of them.
Coney Island limped along until the 1980s revitalization started. Despite the fact that it can seem like one big business, Coney Island was always actually several independently owned parks, the most famous seemingly being Deno's, Luna Park and Steeplechase Park. You can read about the process on Wikipedia, but now, 30 years later, thanks to local politicians and developers, the area is a hot spot.
|The new Thunderbolt, Coney Island (editorial usage)|
|Wonder Wheel (trademarked, editorial usage)|
|MCU Park (editorial usage)|
|Williams Candy Store, next to Nathan's, Surf Ave|
Afterwards, stroll back to Williams Candy store and take home one of the famous candy apples or get some more ice cream.
So, come on down to our very own seashore resort area and take a few moments to enjoy yourself.
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