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Coney Island

August 22, 2013

The day we went to Coney Island was quite a big one – we had already been to the top of the Rockefeller Centre and to Brighton Beach which was the subway stop before Coney Island. it was a bitterly cold crisp day in May, and everything was closed or in repair following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy last year. Hopefully it would be reopened in time for summer. What was impressive was the expanse of the boardwalk – literally miles of timber that went along the seaboard from suburb to suburb, and the wide stretches of sand. We opted for the local bus to get there then walked around. I would recommend a visit if you are in New York for some time.

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The boardwalk.

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My favourite photo of this area.

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Looking out to sea.

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Nathan’s is an institution!

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I’ve since seen this hot dog eating contest on television….

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The entrance to the subway station.

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  1. Brian and Denise Hoath permalink
    August 22, 2013 9:15 pm

    Mary, We were there in late November many years ago and it was very desolate then. Would like to see it in the summer time. We got the train there. We were the only people to get off at the last station. Love Denise x

    • August 22, 2013 9:17 pm

      Desolate is a good word – at least we had sunshine but it was extremely cold. I too would love to see it at the height of summer.

  2. August 23, 2013 1:56 am

    I lived in Manhattan and never went to Coney, so will put it on the list thanks Mary.

    • August 23, 2013 2:32 am

      Yes, it’s an interesting trip Roz

    • August 27, 2013 1:33 am

      I think you’d enjoy it Roz

    • September 5, 2013 11:57 pm

      A late reply – yes, you must try to get there, also to Brighton Beach which is nearby.

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