Coney Island

Coney Island entered our collective imagination thanks to a bunch of cult movies that immortalize this part of New York. Woody Allen’s Annie Hall, Walter Hill’s The Warriors, Spike Lee’s He’s Got Game, Darren Aronofsky’s (2011 Academy Award winner for Black Swan) Requiem for a Dream are just the most famous films shot here.

Coney Island is mostly known for two things – its boardwalk and the beach and its amusement park called Luna Park (which became so popular that parks around the world are named after it).
The beach resort was really popular at the beginning of the last century and it’s now a good place (if New York’s weather is fine!) for a decadent walk, a swim in the ocean or one of the ridiculously famous Nathan’s hot dogs. The store opened in 1916 and you’ll have to suffer a long line to grab a bite. Every year on July 4th, an eating contest takes places here: last winner Joey Chestnut ate 54 hot dogs in 10 minutes!
Luna Park will re-open on April 16th and if you are visiting the city, you have to go here and enjoy the attractions like The Cyclone (one of the oldest wooden roller coaster in operation built in 1927), or the Scream Zone (the name say everything – coasters and sling shots) or the classic Wonder Wheel. Or maybe you are the kind of person that would enjoy some kinds or trashy magic shows or some spicy burlesque shows. For sure you won’t starve – there’s plenty
of food (BBQ, ice cream and pop corn).
Sun, fun and a retrò atmosphere: you will have everything in Coney Island.

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