Coney Island Travel Guide

  • at coney island
    at coney island
    by machomikemd
  • the subway stop
    the subway stop
    by machomikemd
  • the record so far
    the record so far
    by machomikemd

Coney Island Things to Do

  • machomikemd's Profile Photo

    by machomikemd Written Aug 4, 2012

    Final Part of my boardwalk tips again with more pictures.

    The Iconic Coney Island Boardwalk was the Standard in Boardwalks and was copied everywhere! it was the most popular Area in the East Coast in the late 1800's to early 1900's and that is why coney island has one of the largest subway stations in the world. The mile long boardwalk host a humber of amusement rides and attractios like the luna park, brooklyn cyclones, Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park and more. But the advent of cheap travel due to the automobile has reduced this icon to a mere shell of itself. The attractions reached their peak during the first half of the 20th century, declining in popularity after World War II and years of neglect. After World War II, contraction began seriously from a number of pressures. Air conditioning in movie theaters and then in homes, along with the advent of automobiles which provided access to the less crowded and more appealing Long Island state parks, lessened the attractions of Coney's beaches.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Beaches
    • Theme Park Trips

    Was this review helpful?

  • machomikemd's Profile Photo

    by machomikemd Written Aug 4, 2012

    Part two of My Tips with more pictures

    The Iconic Coney Island Boardwalk was the Standard in Boardwalks and was copied everywhere! it was the most popular Area in the East Coast in the late 1800's to early 1900's and that is why coney island has one of the largest subway stations in the world. The mile long boardwalk host a humber of amusement rides and attractios like the luna park, brooklyn cyclones, Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park and more. But the advent of cheap travel due to the automobile has reduced this icon to a mere shell of itself. The attractions reached their peak during the first half of the 20th century, declining in popularity after World War II and years of neglect. After World War II, contraction began seriously from a number of pressures. Air conditioning in movie theaters and then in homes, along with the advent of automobiles which provided access to the less crowded and more appealing Long Island state parks, lessened the attractions of Coney's beaches.

    Related to:
    • Theme Park Trips
    • Historical Travel
    • Beaches

    Was this review helpful?

  • machomikemd's Profile Photo

    by machomikemd Written Aug 4, 2012

    this will be a two part tip with more pictures around the area.

    The Iconic Coney Island Boardwalk was the Standard in Boardwalks and was copied everywhere! it was the most popular Area in the East Coast in the late 1800's to early 1900's and that is why coney island has one of the largest subway stations in the world. The mile long boardwalk host a humber of amusement rides and attractios like the luna park, brooklyn cyclones, Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park and more. But the advent of cheap travel due to the automobile has reduced this icon to a mere shell of itself. The attractions reached their peak during the first half of the 20th century, declining in popularity after World War II and years of neglect. After World War II, contraction began seriously from a number of pressures. Air conditioning in movie theaters and then in homes, along with the advent of automobiles which provided access to the less crowded and more appealing Long Island state parks, lessened the attractions of Coney's beaches.

    Related to:
    • Theme Park Trips
    • Historical Travel
    • Beaches

    Was this review helpful?

Coney Island Restaurants

  • machomikemd's Profile Photo

    by machomikemd Written Aug 4, 2012

    This will be my Restaurant Tips on Nathan's Famous Hotdogs.

    Nathans Famous Hotdogs: World Famous Hot Dogs and Eating Contest

    while sabrett hotdogs are the cheap mainstay of a quick meal in manhattan, Nathans Famous is Known the whole world over due to it's unique hot dog eating contests and it's association with coney island in brooklyn started in the early 1900's when coney island was a favorite of New Yorkers due to the proximity of it's beaches and the huge subway system just nearby the beach . Nathan's outlets known for their all-beef frankfurters served with a variety of toppings. The eateries also serve hamburgers, French fries, and breakfast sandwiches. More than 50 Nathan's units also feature fish and chips under the Arthur Treacher's brand. Nathan's is the classic hot dog of New York! while Sabrett is the practical Hot Dog of Manhattan. They have many branches around the Mainland but nothing beats the one where you dine at the first and original location.

    Favorite Dish: well the orginal hand made lemonade large drink at $ 3.50 and the classic beef hot dog at $ 2.25 (iI prefer it without toppings to savor the taste) what else!

    World Famous Beef Hot Dogs
    (Various Sizes available)
    Hot Dog Toppings:
    Chili
    Cheese
    Chili and Cheese
    Sauerkraut
    Red Onions
    Salsa

    Crinkle-Cut French Fries
    French Fries Toppings:
    Cheese
    Bacon with Cheese
    Bacon with Ranch Dressing

    Hamburgers:
    Super Cheeseburger (with mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and ketchup)
    Cheeseburger
    Bacon Cheeseburger
    Double-Beef Burger

    Philly Cheesesteaks:
    The "Original"
    Steak Supreme
    Chicken Supreme

    Nathan's Chicken Classics Menu:
    Krispy Chicken Tenders
    Krispy Chicken Sandwich
    Krispy Chicken Tender Pita
    Chargrilled Chicken
    Chargrilled Chicken Sandwich
    Chargrilled Chicken Club
    Chargrilled Chicken Pita
    Chicken Wings

    Famous Favorites:
    Corn Dog on a Stick
    Hot Dog Nuggets
    Pretzel Dogs
    Corn on the Cob
    Beer-Battered Onion Rings
    Bowl of Chili
    Manhattan Clam Chowder

    Salads:
    Caesar
    Chicken Caesar
    Krispy Chicken Club

    Beverages featuring Old-Fashioned Lemonade and Orangeade
    Kids Meals

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Food and Dining
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Coney Island Transportation

  • machomikemd's Profile Photo

    by machomikemd Written Aug 4, 2012

    Coney Island has one of the Largest and Grandest Subway Platforms in New York City since the area was the Major Destination in the early 1900's by the New Yorkers for their beach activities and recreation but it is now eclipsed by other areas since airfare nowadays is cheap and automobiles are now a necessity, not a luxury like in those days. This large facility was designed at a time when Coney Island was the primary summer resort area for the New York region, with all of the rail lines in southern Brooklyn funneling service to the area.

    The station is located at the corner of Stillwell and Surf Avenues in Coney Island, the site of the former West End Terminal; it is the southernmost terminal in the New York system. It has eight tracks and four island platforms, with trains entering from both compass north and south; however, it serves as the railroad-south terminal for all D, F, N and Q trains.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Trains
    • Budget Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Coney Island

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

34 travelers online now

Comments

Coney Island Travel Guide
Map of Coney Island

View all Coney Island hotels