Intro to...Coney Island, NYC
Top Ten Things to Know
|Coney Island Boardwalk|
2. Popular before World War II, Coney Island descended into almost a delicious seediness, where only hardy NY locals would dare to go. During the 1960's and 1970's 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.
4. Coney Island limped along until the 1980s revitalization started. It is actually several independently owned parks, the most famous being Deno's, Luna Park and Steeplechase Park. Thanks to local politicians and developers, the area is a hot spot.
|The new Thunderbolt, Coney Island (editorial usage)|
|Wonder Wheel (trademarked, editorial usage)|
8. Warning: NYC waters never really warm up, our season is too short, but the Parks Department is makes an effort to keep the beaches clean. Official season is Memorial Day to Labor Day for the life guards. In the winter, dare to dive in with local polar bear clubs, especially on New Year's Day.
|MCU Park (editorial usage)|
|Williams Candy Store, next to Nathan's, Surf Ave|
So, come on down to our very own seashore resort area and take a few hours to enjoy yourself.
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