Neighborhood Guide

Coney Island


Coney Island is a peninsula in southernmost Brooklyn, New York City, USA, with a famous beach on the Atlantic Ocean. As the name implies, it is a former island and is partially connected by landfill to the mainland.

The area was a major resort and site of amusement parks that reached its peak during the first half of the 20th century. It declined in popularity after World War II and endured years of neglect. In recent years, the area has seen the opening of MCU Park and has become home to the Brooklyn Cyclones minor league baseball team.

The neighborhood is served by the Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue station (D F N Q trains) of the New York City Subway. There is also a bus terminal beneath the station. The buses that terminate there are the B68 to Prospect Park, the B74 to the Coney Island-Seagate border at West 37th Street via Mermaid Avenue, and the B82 to Starett City. The B36 runs from the Coney Island-Seagate border at West 37th Street to Nostrand Avenue at Avenue U in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. The X28 provides express service to Manhattan.

 


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