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Coney Island

Surf Avenue & West 10th Street, New York, NY 11224
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  • Coney Island
    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    5 Nov 12, 2013

    Iconic Coney Island is an absolute must see in the summer. In the winter not much is going on, but in the summer it is one of the best places to go people watching in New York. Check out the many piers where you'll find an amazing diversity of people hanging out, fishing, and dancing. Check out the freak show for a good time, and grab a Totonno's Pizza while you are visiting.

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    Frances Nguyen
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    5 Oct 16, 2013

    Coney Island is the perfect place to go to in the summertime to feast on beers, oysters, hot dogs, and take stroll around the boardwalk to check out the amusement park rides.

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  • Coney Island
    Ann Isabelle (@aifnyc)
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    3 Jul 10, 2013

    I am tempted to give it 2 stars but Coney Island had its glory day that are now long time gone. Today Coney Island is trashy place with bad parking situation. With all of the negatives there is still Coney Island Cyclone - wooden roller-coster that opened in 1927. If you find yourself in this are of Brooklyn - go take a stroll on boardwalk along the Atlantic Ocean and enjoy Nathan's famous hot dog otherwise - skip it.

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  • Coney Island
    Rachel Yeomans
    4 Jan 09, 2013

    The Cyclone is just as terrifying as everyone says it is. The boardwalk is fantastic. Also check out the aquarium.

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  • Coney Island
    Walden Hudson
    5 Oct 17, 2012

    Go with friends, go to the Nathan's hot dog place, enjoy a 48oz. Killian's Irish Red beer for 7$ in a regular soda cup that allows you to take it anywhere. You can't get lids for beer though since its not supposed to be allowed off of the property, but its easy to get a large cup of something else and transfer the lid. Anyways, get booze, go ride stuff and hang on the beach. Coney Island was easily one of the most fun times I've had in the city. Just be warned, the cyclone roller coaster will murder your lower back.

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    worcsworks
    5 Sep 26, 2012

    To be honest looks pretty run down now... It was winter when l visited the amusement park was closed the beach deserted... Could feel how it must have been in it's heyday though...

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  • Coney Island
    Sasha Birman
    3 Jul 16, 2012

    It's a nice lunapark on a boardwalk. However, it opens at noon only - too late for some people. And also there is no cool zone there to cover from heat.
    The rides are great, but buying tix is confusing. I got a $25 10 rides card and kids dragged me somewhere I couldn't use it. So I had to buy them more tix. Nobody explained anything about where which tickets apply. I still got that 10 rides card so we'll have to go back there!

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    Rose Aviles
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    beautiful place,i have been touched and finally, with friends took me there,this is important that i need to see it because where my parents met in each other there when they were in young. coney island and beach wonderful. boardwalk neat. i enjoyed there.

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    Margaret Seelie
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    I could wander around Coney Island for hours checking out the old carnival games, and cruising up and down the boardwalk. There is no other place like Coney Island in all of New York!

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  • Coney Island
    David Handler
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Not as cool as when the Steeplchase Park was across the street from Nathan's Famous on the corner. It still has the histroic and classic wooden Cyclone Roller Coaster that has you feeling you will go out into the water or onto the beach. Still a great place to watch fireworks on holidays from the beach. great boardwalk and fun !

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  • Coney Island
    Becky M.
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    Coney Island is a weird tacky trashy place, but it is still a lot of fun. If you like roller coasters, the Cyclone is worth the whole trip. An old wooden coaster, it bumps and jerks you around in a way that is wholly terrifying and really really fun. There's plenty of good people watching on the boardwalk too. It would probably take a lot to get me to go here in the summer (and I've been here in the summer before), but it's very manageable and less insane in the spring -- when the weather is nice but it's still too cold to go swimming.

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    Nathan Thadani
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Yesss. I came here for the boardwalk and for Nathan's Hot Dogs! A perfect place during those hot and humid summer nights in NYC.

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  • Coney Island
    Jessica Abramson
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    3 Jul 03, 2012

    Although Coney Island's charm has mostly worn away, it's worth seeing just to say you've seen it. You can dip your feet into the Atlantic Ocean, play games along the boardwalk, and eat a hot dog at Nathan's Famous.

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    Miriam P
    3 Oct 16, 2013

    Can be lots of fun.

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    Carolyn Patti-Briggs
    5 Sep 13, 2013

    went to coney Island every summer as a child .. loved it...

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    5 Jul 04, 2013
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    5 Sep 29, 2012
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    Carolin Kroeger
    1 Jul 23, 2012

    Don't go there unless you are looking for a trashy place with rides. The beach is horrible.

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    Jenny Layne Cardon
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4.0 out of 5
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1,261 people visited Coney Island

Description

Once actually an island, landfills have connected this mecca of roller coasters, hot dogs and freak shows to the Brooklyn mainland. From 1829, when the first hotel was built, through the end of World War II, Coney Island was a booming resort area packed with luxury hotels and beachside attractions. Fortunes have changed with the years, but as a subway accessible beach and font of true New York ... read more
legends, Coney Island retains its legendary status.

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