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Guide to Coney Island in NY

Plan your trip to the city’s most unique place with our guide to Coney Island—NY's quintessential attraction

In its heyday, from the turn of the century to the Second World War, Coney Island, NY wasthe city's playground. Years of neglect followed, but the arrival of the new Luna Park amusement park gave the area fresh life. Now, the hundreds of thousands of people visit one of the best New York beaches and things to do in NYC this summer each year. Visit Nathan’s hot dogs for a bite, buy a ticket for a Coney Island Cyclones game and make Coney Island in NY one of the best day trips from NYC!

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Things to do at Coney Island, NY

The best Coney Island restaurants in NYC
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The best Coney Island restaurants in NYC

Eat at the best Coney Island restaurants in New York City, from famous hotdog stands to boardwalk bars

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Mermaid Parade
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Mermaid Parade

Get your costumes ready: Find out about the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, which marches down Surf Avenue each year

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Burger Beach Bash NYC is coming to Coney Island
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Burger Beach Bash NYC is coming to Coney Island

Burger Records, a buzzy SoCal record shop and rock & roll label known for throwing eclectic summertime fests on its home coast, hosts its first NYC bash in Coney Island on Saturday, June 18th.

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The best Coney Island attractions
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The best Coney Island attractions

Amid several decades of redevelopment efforts, Coney Island remains one of NYC’s quintessential summertime destinations

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31 photos of Coney Island in the sweltering, skin-baring summers of the early '60s
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31 photos of Coney Island in the sweltering, skin-baring summers of the early '60s

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Coney Island will get a new concert venue this summer
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Coney Island will get a new concert venue this summer

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All the bands coming to the new Coney Island Amphitheater this summer
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All the bands coming to the new Coney Island Amphitheater this summer

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Smorgasburg spreads to Coney Island with shipping-container food vendors

Smorgasburg spreads to Coney Island with shipping-container food vendors

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