I have lived in New York for 25 years of my life. Although I was born and raised here, it amazes me that there are still neighborhoods I have not seen. One of these is the iconic Coney Island. As a kid, I always went to the New Jersey beaches. When I moved to Brooklyn, I always preferred Jacob Riis. It was finally time for me to take a ride on the train to see this famous New York relic.
We rode the F train to the end and emerged from the car to a sea of people of every size and color. We first encountered the original Nathan's hot dog restaurant, and then stumbled upon countless fried food spots, and games galore. You could swim, eat, play, and then relax in the sunshine.
What I love about New York is the diversity of characters you meet. There were people in every type of bathing suit imaginable. There were also people peddling all types of wears, from the predictable water and ice cold beer, to hugs. This one one smart gentlemen, he earned money and affection ;/.
There is a constant battle about the future of Coney Island. If you get the chance, take a trip on the train. You wouldn't want to miss this unique experience!