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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.

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This is how busy the station is mid-day off season!

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Brighton Beach is home to a very strong Russian community.

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Tons of shops line underneath the tracks, if you need Baklava or a velour tracksuit…this is the place to come.

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Most stores are so full and busy they spill out onto the streets will the more popular items and snacks.

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Tunnels and highways for days.

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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.

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So windy it blows all the sand up onto the board walk to make interesting patterns.

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Shutdown lifeguard tower.

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A staple in any NY neighbourhood, handball courts.

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This seagull was not amused that I didn’t have a french fry for him.

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One of the many attractions at Coney Island, ferris wheel and all.

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Unfortunately closed down on the day I was there though.

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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.

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One of the newer attractions for 2014 at the park.

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A couple fisherman dotted the pier trying to pull something out of the Atlantic.

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The furthest I’ve been out in the Atlantic.

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View back from the pier of the boardwalk.

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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!

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Coney Island Station in the off season.

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Back into the city for some Ultimate at Prospect Park I walked by Grand Army Plaza.

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Mid-game the skies turned this color for about 2 minutes and I was able to grab a shot.

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Riding home on the subway after visiting Sharlene’s and Washington Common.

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