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Coney Island

Coney Island Museum Has All The Fascinating Dirty Details of Coney Island's History

  • Art
  • Food

Did you know the Trump family demolished Coney Island's last original amusement park before it could gain landmark status? Or that before it was the largest amusement area in the USA, it was a vacation spot for the wealthy? Discover why Coney Island might be one of the most steadily-changing places in NYC at the Coney Island Museum, an interactive space with cool vintage memorabilia, fascinating artifacts, and staff that's stoked to tell you all the dirty details. Plus, your museum ticket gets you reduced admission to the Freakshow, housed in the same building.

The rooftop at Kitchen 21 is one of the best kept secrets on the boardwalk. This new fast-casual is housed in the beautifully-restored Childs Restaurant building next to the Ford Amphitheater and has seriously delicious food, from surprisingly great pizza to super fresh salads. Try out one of the original seats from the Parachute Jump, hanging casually in their lobby. Then, head to the roof, order the charcuterie board, sip a couple of Coney Island draft beers, and lounge on a shaded sofa overlooking the ocean as the sun sets.

Coney Island Museum

3050 Stillwell Ave, Brooklyn

Kitchen 21

3052 West 21st Street, Brooklyn

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