Sep 1, 2009

Coney Island

Yesterday "From The North Fork" took a road trip to the southern most point in Brooklyn, Coney Island. The amusement park section of Coney Island was already going strong in the 1880s and was at one time adjacent to the famed Luna Park which burned to the ground in the 1940s. When the subway lines to Coney Island were completed in 1919, summer Sunday visitors soared from 100,000 to 1,000,000 a day! Today the park is only a vestige of it's former self, but the Cyclone, at one time the world's biggest roller coaster, carried screaming passengers as we watched. The Wonder Wheel continued it's stately revolutions as the inner cars whipped about and on the Boardwalk colorful locals took the sun while kids of all ages found plenty of eats including the "Famous Nathan's" hot dogs with 20 available toppings which was established in 1916.

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