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“Gritty Wonderland - Worth the Pilgrimage”
Review of Coney Island USA

Coney Island USA
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Owner description: Home to famous rides like the Cyclone Roller Coaster, the Wonder Wheel and the Parachute Jump, this historic seaside section of Broooklyn is about an hour by train from Manhattan and still boasts a lively boardwalk, beach, and the best hot dogs around.
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Thank goodness this place is back up and running. Coney Island is a multi-time per year pilgrimage. True Americana. Like highway 66 all New York'ed out and smacked right next to the ocean. Take a day to stroll down the boardwalk, grab a hot dog and chili cheese fries from Nathan's, dip your toes in the ocean and soak up a true NYC experience. Do all that and more before heading to get your head whipped around by the cyclone rollercoaster (not for the weak of heart), I'm a huge fan of Lola's shop and even though they don't have 'shoot the freak' anymore there are great little stops and sights to see.

I don't have a family myself but locals bring their kids and walk by other locals who are just out to sun, drink, and hangout. Don't go there strictly for the beach. Go there for the atmosphere, and to think about how it must have been, and how glorious of a vibe you get there now.

Conveniently located at the end of the F and several other trains, if you're in BK and have never gone then go. If you're visiting friends in BK and have already seen Manhattan then you must carve out a day to head on over in the warmer months.

I feel when people visit NYC they are looking for quintessential experiences. Well folks, this is it.

The amusement park is hilarious and actually has some decent rides. Not many bumper car rides are playing a consistent assortment of the Notorious BIG's greatest hits. They have the freak show which I hope always remains.

Thank M O
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

Since I live on a beach anyhow, Coney Island Beach itself was not outstanding. However, the boardwalk was lovely to walk on and I felt that the shops and restaurants were very nice for the location. Coney Island is worth the trip out there, and many seemed to enjoy it.

Thank Sally47
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

The place is tired and tacky. It still has charm though and Coney Island is pretty iconic. Depending on the kinds of thing you like to do it is worth a visit. Down at the heel a bit but it has something. If you like photography you will get some interesting shots here. If your brave, try the Cyclone.

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Reviewed September 12, 2013

There is an impressive beach, the boardwalk area is full of fast food restaurants and shops selling the using seaside paraphernalia. Most of the famous amusement park was closed, I guess from the storm they had so very few rides were operating. Not really worth the long subway ride to get to it.

Thank Garricke_12
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Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

The beach and surroundings are with a lot of stuffs in the floor, you can also find broken glasses in the shore, the rest is average

Thank SipoYerbabuena
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