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Travel – Coney Island – New York City – Part 2

Coney Island is a domestic locality as well as a peninsula on the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. It is in southwestern Brooklyn in New York City.

Other Significant Attractions of Coney Island

It consists of the following:
1. B&B Carousell
• This is Coney Island’s final conventional carousel in close proximity to the old entrance to Luna Park.
• However, it is enclosed by furniture stores.
• The carousel is quicker than normal, with a conventional roll-operated fairground organ.
• It had been put to auction, however, the City of New York purchased the B&B Carousell a couple of days before the auction.
• Since that time, it is dismantled.

2. Bumper cars
Three different bumper car rides are found on Coney Island, situated on 12th street, Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, and Eldorado’s Arcade on Surf Avenue.

3. Haunted houses
• Two conventional dark ride haunted residences function at Coney Island.
• One is Spook-a-Rama at Deno’s, and the other is Ghost Hole on 12th street.

Rides that were there in the Past

• This roller coaster across the road from Steeplechase Park was built in 1925 and shut down in 1983.
• It has been torn down by the town “to safeguard public safety” in 2000.

• This roller coaster was built in 1926.
• It experienced a number of small fires which made the building unstable, and was shut down in 1977.

Steeplechase Park Horse Race
• It is developed by a Coney Island resident George C. Tilyou in 1897.
• This ride consisted of individuals riding wooden horses around the recreation area on a steel trail.

Other Venues

The New York Aquarium, which was established in 1957 on the previous location of the Dreamland amusement park; is one of the appealing attractions of Coney Island.

• Coney Island sustains a wide sandy beach from West 37th Street at Sea Gate, from the central Coney Island region and Brighton Beach to the outset of the community of Manhattan Beach covering an area of roughly 2 .5 miles.
• The ocean is present for the whole length by the broad Riegelmann Boardwalk.
• Several places for amusement are available on the land-side of the boardwalk, like the aquarium, along with a number of food shops and arcades.

The Coney Island Polar Bear Club
• This club comprises of a couple of individuals who swim at Coney Island all through the winter season, particularly on New Year’s Day, when extra participants merge with them to swim in the frigid waters.
• Coney Island beach functions as the coaching grounds for the Coney Island Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers, a team committed to marketing open water swimming for people of every level.
CIBBOWS hosts a number of open water swim races every year, for example:
– Grimaldo’s Mile
– New York Aquarium 5k
– Regular weekend coaching swims

Other Events
• The Coney Island Mermaid Parade happens on Surf Avenue as well as on the boardwalk, and has different floats and numerous acts.
• The Parade has been produced yearly by Coney Island USA, a non-profit arts corporation (created in 1979), committed to conserving the dignity of American popular tradition.
• Coney Island USA also has sponsored the Coney Island Film Festival each October from 2000, along with Burlesque at the Beach, and Creepshow at the Freakshow.
• Creepshow is an engaging Halloween-themed function.
• The yearly Cosme 5K Charity Run/Walk, reinforced by the Coney Island Sports Foundation (CISF), happens on the last Sunday of June on the Riegelmann Boardwalk.
• In August 2006 Coney Island created and hosted a significant national volleyball tournament supported by the Association of Volleyball Professionals.
• This volleyball tournament came back to Coney Island in 2007 and 2008.
• In April 2009, Feld Entertainment, parent organization to Ringling Bros and also Barnum & Bailey Circus, declared that “The Greatest Show on Earth” will feature on Coney Island for the complete summer season of 2009, the very first time since July 16, 1956 that Ringling Bros. had conducted within this area.
• The tents were situated between the boardwalk and Surf Avenue, so the show was referred to as The Coney Island Boom-A-Ring.
• In 2010, they came back to the exact same place with The Coney Island Illuscination.

Best time to visit/Opening hours

• Coney Island is a seasonal center working roughly between Easter as well as Halloween.
• Rides and also attraction are usually open up on weekends from Easter until Memorial Day, all week long from Memorial Day until Labor Day, and then weekends from Labor Day until the end of October.
• The beach and boardwalk are open up throughout the year and also Nathan’s Hot Dogs along with the New York Aquarium are available nearly every day of the year.
• The Coney Island Museum can also be open up on Saturdays as well as Sundays, from noon to 5 PM all through the year.
• Throughout the week, rides as well as attractions open up by noon and run until the late evening.
• At the time of the weekends, the same rides as well as attractions open around noon and run until the early morning.

Location on Google Maps

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How to get there?

• Coney Island is situated in the south most part of Brooklyn.
• The address is 1208 Surf Avenue.

By Train
• Take the trains D, Q N or F to go to Stillwell Avenue. This trip takes approximately 45 – 60 mins. from midtown Manhattan.

By Bus
• B36: Coney Island / Avenue U/Sheepshead Bay
• B64: Coney Island / Bay Ridge
• B68: Coney Island / Windsor Terrace
• B74: Sea Gate / Coney Island
• B82: Coney Island / Spring Creek

By Express Bus from Manhattan
X28, X38

By Car
• Take the Belt Parkway to exit 6.
• Go to south on Cropsey Avenue which goes to West 17th Street.
• MCU Park and the Parachute Jump are on Surf Avenue.
• Metered Parking is present on most of the streets.
There are commercial parking lots located on:
– West 17th Street at MCU Park
– West 12th Street between Mermaid and Surf
– West 15th Street between the Boardwalk and Surf
– Neptune Avenue between West 12th and Stillwell Avenue.

Some Travel Books on Coney Island – New York

Coney Island DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: New York City Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

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Blogs/Sites about Coney Island

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Images and photos about Coney Island

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Videos of Coney Island

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