Today I took a trip out to Coney Island. If you ever take the trip I recommend getting off at Brighton Beach (a couple stops before Coney Island Station) so you can wander through the neighbourhood.
This is how busy the station is mid-day off season!
Brighton Beach is home to a very strong Russian community.
Tons of shops line underneath the tracks, if you need Baklava or a velour tracksuit…this is the place to come.
Most stores are so full and busy they spill out onto the streets will the more popular items and snacks.
Tunnels and highways for days.
Finally, the ocean! This is only the 4th time I’ve been on the east coast and every time it seems to be a windy day.
So windy it blows all the sand up onto the board walk to make interesting patterns.
Shutdown lifeguard tower.
A staple in any NY neighbourhood, handball courts.
This seagull was not amused that I didn’t have a french fry for him.
One of the many attractions at Coney Island, ferris wheel and all.
Unfortunately closed down on the day I was there though.
Can’t go to Coney Island without a stop at Nathan’s (the World’s most famous hotdog). If you want to order like a local have it with onions and mustard, ketchup is for tourists.
One of the newer attractions for 2014 at the park.
A couple fisherman dotted the pier trying to pull something out of the Atlantic.
The furthest I’ve been out in the Atlantic.
View back from the pier of the boardwalk.
Nathan’s original store and home of the international hotdog eating competition. I coule imagine eating 6 of them, not 69 like the world record holder!
Coney Island Station in the off season.
Back into the city for some Ultimate at Prospect Park I walked by Grand Army Plaza.
Mid-game the skies turned this color for about 2 minutes and I was able to grab a shot.