Coney Island Fun Facts Pictorial.

By Posted in - New York City & U.S.A. on June 25th, 2012

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Coney Island is a place that every American is familiar with one way or another – it’s been featured in books, movies & TV shows. We had always wondered about Coney Island  so on our recent trip to New York City we decided to swing by. Neither one of us had been there before and it’s such an iconic part of American history and since we were so close by we just couldn’t resist the urge. Sadly, the grand opening of the amusement park was the next day so it was very quiet. It also started raining while we were there which added to the lonely honky tonk atmosphere.

We both enjoyed it there (and Randy even got a hot dog at the infamous Nathan’s!) and one thing I really liked was that right on the boardwalk, behind the New York Aquarium (which is the oldest aquarium in the country), there is a huge mural painted with underwater themes. It’s a beautiful mural and I loved that throughout it, the artist interspersed facts about the history of Coney Island and New York. The colors were so brilliant I decided to shoot an impromptu Iphone photo essay of the mural.

I hope you enjoy this pictorial of historical travel fun facts in bold, beautiful hues.

Coney Island by Iphone

Coney Island by Iphone

Coney Island by Iphone   Coney Island by Iphone

Coney Island by Iphone

Coney Island by Iphone

Coney Island by Iphone   Coney Island by Iphone

Coney Island by Iphone

Coney Island by Iphone

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  • Tracy -

    June 25, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I’ve never been to Coney Island but these bright, fun pictures sure are enticing.

  • Santee Chiropractor -

    June 25, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I love all kinds of Coney Island art! Can they be categorized that way? Very colorful and whimsical, with a retro appeal to it.

  • Ryan at Travel and Graphs -

    June 26, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    These pictures are so cool, love the style! Makes me feel even worse for never having been to New York City yet.

    • Randy -

      July 3, 2012 at 8:02 am

      @Ryan at Travel and Graphs, Thanks Ryan! Don’t worry I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and this was only my second time to New York City. It’s definitely worth a trip though!

  • Ayngelina -

    June 27, 2012 at 8:50 am

    I’m heading to NYC next month, is it worth a trip to Coney Island?

    • Randy -

      July 3, 2012 at 7:58 am

      @Ayngelina, I think it’s worth it, especially in August, which is when it probably shines the brightest.

      I find a lot of beauty and nostalgia in Coney Island, but it’s far from glamorous. In fact, it’s more like one part honky tonk and many parts broke-down palace, in other words it’s my kind of paradise. With that said, I was really surprised about how nice the boardwalk and beach was.

      Also, keep in mind that it’s a pretty good ride from Manhattan, and parking, especially in the summer months, is slim, so you are probably better off taking the metro in if you decide to go. It should take about an hour.

  • Diane -

    June 27, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve never been to Coney Island and now want to go after seeing the pictures.

  • John -

    June 28, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Yeah, I’m with the others – great photos. The vintage style is sooo cool. Keep it up.

  • Morti -

    June 28, 2012 at 3:47 am

    The photos are adorable