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It's hard to think of Coney Island without picturing the beach and the boardwalk, Nathan's annual hot-dog eating contest, and the amusement park rides. Coney Island, the resort, is all of that... and in recent years, with the waves of new development, a lot more.

 

But Coney Island is also a residential neighborhood where more than 60,000 people live in NY apartments of all descriptions.

 

Located on the western part of the Coney Island peninsula is the gated community of Sea Gate, to the north is the Gravesend neighborhood, to the east is Brighton Beach and Manhattan Beach, and to the south is the Atlantic Ocean.  

 

The Everchanging History of Coney Island

In its heyday in the early part of the 20th century, Coney Island, the resort, was one of New York City's--and America's--most visited destinations, with its wide beach and boardwalk steps away from three amusement parks: Luna Park, Dreamland, and Steeplechase Park. These three attractions constituted the largest such concentration of rides and games and attractions in the entire country.

 

After the Second World War, Coney Island went into a long period of decline, with the explosion of the automobile, the development of Jones Beach and other Long Island lures, and, in the early 1960s, the destruction of the last of the big three amusement parks: Steeplechase. And along with the deteriorating parks, the neighborhood, too, fell victim to neglect.

 

Today's Revamped Image of Coney Island

Today, Coney Island is making a comeback, spurred by new rounds of development both in the community and in the resort area. The Mets renamed a minor league team the Brooklyn Cyclones and moved them into a spanking new baseball stadium right on the boardwalk that's sold out most nights of the summer. And Luna Park returned in 2010, with nearly 20 brand new high-tech rides that have people talking about Coney Island again. For the diverse residents of this community, who stuck it out through the lean years, that is excellent news indeed.


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