The most famous of the amusement parks on Coney Island, Luna Park, opened in 1903. A dream world with live camels and elephants, it's...
Deno’s Wonder Wheel
The pink-and-mint-green Deno’s Wonder Wheel dates back all the way to 1920. It is the best place to survey Coney Island from up high.
About 50 minutes by subway from Midtown, this popular beach neighborhood makes for a great day trip. The wide sandy beach of Coney...
Ruby's Bar & Grill
The oldest and only dive bar on the Coney Island boardwalk is an institution: Ruby’s Bar & Grill has been around since 1934 and has...
The hot dog was invented in Coney Island in 1867 – which means that eating a frankfurter is practically obligatory here. The top choice:...
Many Coney Island boosters wept (at least on the inside) when this amusement park closed in 2008. Luckily, its most famous ride, the clackety, classic 1927 Cyclone roller coaster remains in operation and safe from future development owing to its placement on the National Register of Historic Places. The two-minute ride is well worth the price: it drops a dozen times and reaches a speed of 60mph on near-vertical falls.