Coney Island

Coney Island is the personification of Brooklyn’s remarkable diversity. The borough’s madness and profound acceptance of the elsewhere unwelcome is put up for display at the circus freakshow, on the boardwalk, piers, beach, and throughout the park’s effervescent booths and rides. The landmarked Wonder Wheel and Cyclone roller coaster are not for the faint of heart; their colorful cars creaking ominously as they swing and plummet with the vivacity of amusement park rides a fifth their age. Dedicated to the entertainment of New Yorkers young and old, Coney Island lives to relieve urban stress, and there is nowhere else in the tristate, likely the world, quite like it.