Thursday, May 24, 2012

Coney Island...

The finish line for the Brooklyn 1/2 was right along the Coney Island boardwalk. We lingered a few hours afterwards to explore a bit. I didn't realize that Coney Island is so historic. It's know for its amusement park, although a little outdated. The Wonder Wheel was built in 1920 apparently and still going strong. It's 1 of the 3 NYC Historical Landmarks on Coney Isl. 

 




Can't go all the way there and not have an authentic Nathan's Hot Dog. Neat seeing the runner's crowd partake after the long run. Hard to imagine anyone eating 53 in 20 minutes time--July 4th hot dog contest. That's about 3 a minutes or 1 every 22 seconds. Disgusting!


  

 It was my first time on a New England beach. This qualifies, right? It was surprisingly beautiful. & huge!



This is another one of the NYC historical landmarks, the Parachute Jump. Built in 1940 although it's been closed since 1968. That's my last little interesting Coney Island fact for you...
I loved walking the pier. I'm a sucker for piers. 


 

Beautiful 9/11 memorial on the side of the Cyclone's Stadium. 




1 comment:

Liz Jensen said...

Such fun pictures! We still haven't done Coney Island, but should. Looks fun! (and congrats to Andrew on the half!)