Coney Island in January

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

I’m not gonna lie, Coney Island in the summer intimidates me. Lots of people means long lines and I’m not really into rides (but give me an arcade with some ski ball and I’m good) so naturally when my friends suggested we go in the winter I was on board. 

Why though? Well, I’ve always found Coney Island to be historically enticing. For centuries the beach and boardwalk have been slammed with people, I’m talking bursting at the seams. There’s something about a place once filled with people empty and desolate. Pair that with rich history and there was some ghostly vibes happening. I’m really into that. 

Frozen in time, the architecture, design, and feel felt authentic to its roots and I felt connected to old New York. Coney Island in the winter? Real eery, but beautiful and if you’re the kind of person intrigued by abandoned buildings and antiques you’re really going to love it.

… speaking of which, there are people like that right? Or is it just me? Fun fact, I can get lost watching urban exploration videos on Youtube. NO FAKERS HERE PEOPLE. 

So the takeaway.  Go to Coney Island, visit the Coney Island Museum, eat a hotdog at the original Nathan’s, drink a beer at the Brooklyn Brewery, make sure it’s a cloudy day in the heart of winter (preferably 45 degrees or warmer), take in the history and maybe leave with some salt water taffy from William’s Candy Shop. Best of all? No lines. 

Till next time, EM 

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