- Posted July 22, 2014 by
Brooklyn, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Vintage theme parks
Amusing the masses-Coney Island!
Coney Island has been New York's ocean side amusement district since the 1800s. "People from all over the world come here so I don't have to go far to get a cultural experience," Glovach said.
- taliaday, CNN iReport producer
It is more than an amusement park, it is definitely a state of mind as so many people have referred to it. You would have to go and see for yourself what you like about it.
It encompasses a lot of blocks so you could walk the boardwalk all the way down to Sea Gate, and on the way catch views through the lots of the new World Trade Center. You could also take the new Boardwalk Flight ride and on some clear days see the skyline of Manhattan. You can see flourishing community gardens, a few stray cats, and non stop interesting colorful people from locals to all over the world. Coney Island is a cultural treat, so come on down,
Here are only a few of the many photos I have.
Photo #9 is Charles Denson with his wonderful book "Coney Island-Then and Now." at the history project booth and last picture is of me, taken just before Coney's dramatic comeback..
July 22, 2014.
Photos by Linda Glovach.