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#1 2013-09-02 18:05:28

Sal
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Coney Island

It still amazes me how thousands fo peple still flock to Coney Island for the Beach,Rides and Boarwalk games.
I guess Coney will always draw the crowds!
Still a cheap get away by City Subway.

On another note, I often wondered how New Yorkers who came here from the Caribbean compared the Atlantic Ocean Beaches to their more tranquil waters.

Last edited by Sal (2013-09-02 21:51:31)

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#2 2013-09-02 19:06:15

from 28th street
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Re: Coney Island

Oh, yes. Coney Island, my favorite. We missed going this year. I've grown to love it over the years. It's really getting so much better than before. Remodeled subway station, redone Nathan's, new amusement park.  On a hot summer weekend, it's packed.  Water looks clean, too. Mostly families now, too. Oh well, wait 'til next year.

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#3 2013-09-02 21:08:54

Olivia
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Re: Coney Island

28th--you're so right. I was back there 3 or 4 years ago. Bright, well lit, clean. It was a nice surprise. I can't do the walking anymore, so I'm glad I had that glimpse.

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#4 2013-09-03 10:57:58

CharlieP.
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Re: Coney Island

Hey you in Siam,does that diatribe mean that you got sick on a Nathan's hot dog ?
         Coney Island will always be my best. The food,the excitement,the ocean breeze,wish I was there right now. If I was,after taking it all in,I would walk a mile down the boardwalk to Brighton Beach,stop in the Moscow Cafe,and order a cold bowl of borcht,and sip on a #3 Russian beer.   ( Like we did about three years ago Sal )  That's my idea of a day well spent,and for sure next summer I will be there again !

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#5 2013-09-03 15:22:29

Sal
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Re: Coney Island

CharlieP. sounds like a plan ,we can celebrate the big 70!

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#6 2013-09-03 19:10:40

jimbo
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Re: Coney Island

For a car buff like myself Nathans Of Coney Island was the equivalent of the Big Bow Wow in Queens. Friday and Saturday nights during the 50's and 60's the parking lots were full of Hot Rods and custom cars of all sorts.
My first wife was from Brooklyn and she lived near Coney Island. Her older sisters boyfriend became a good friend of mine and he was kinda one of the Dukes of the area.
Being a Flushing boy from Queens I was given a clean bill of health to come and go as I pleased without ever having a problem.

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#7 2013-09-04 10:17:20

CharlieP.
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Re: Coney Island

Sal,  Sounds good to me.

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#8 2013-09-12 16:34:52

DrSteve
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Re: Coney Island

I remember Coney Island very well...I used to run out to Nathan's for lunch when covering Coney Island Hospital. Sadly, they no longer make a "chow mein sandwich" on a soft hamburger bun like they did when I was a kid. DrSteve

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#9 2013-09-26 11:02:22

alfonso
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Registered: 2013-09-19
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Re: Coney Island

The Coney Island highlight for me was riding the Cyclone. I used to re-ride 3 X. Great rush !

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