There’s so many iconic locations spread across the 5 boroughs of New York. Many I’ve visited, some that I have no interest in visiting and a few that I’m intrigued about. Coney Island was on the last list, so I was pleased when friends flew into town for the weekend and encouraged us to go to the end of the line to Coney Island.Even though it was a chilly out-of-season November day, the weather gods were kind to us, and gifted us with clear blue skies and a warm day.
We took the subway from Manhattan and walked along the boardwalk, which has been the location of many a movie and TV show, but foremost in my mind was the “Where’s Johnny?” Sopranos episode.
The Coney Island boardwalk was more or less deserted and the funfair was shut up for the season, but these out-of-season images don’t paint it as a forlorn destination, but something that is bristling with potential.
Here’s my Coney Island Photo Essay to whet your appetite for your own visit.
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Coney Island Boardwalk
Coney Island Luna Park
Brooklyn’s Eiffel Tower
The Parachute Jump is a defunct amusement ride in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, whose iconic open-frame steel structure remains a Brooklyn landmark. 250 feet (76 m) tall and weighing 170 tons (150 tonnes), it has been called the “Eiffel Tower of Brooklyn” Wikipedia
I’m not sure that I’d like to visit Coney Island is the midst of summer when New Yorkers and visitors head to this corner of Brooklyn for some light entertainment and Atlantic Coast fun, but our restorative November stroll along the boardwalk was memorable for it’s iconic images and unhurried pace.