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Coney Island Museum x Kitchen 21



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.

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. 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
Old Coney meets new Coney
Beachy but air-conditioned

Coney Island Museum

1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn

idk tip: Your museum ticket gets you reduced admission to the Freakshow, housed in the same building.

Coney Island Museum
Credit: Coney Island Museum

Kitchen 21

 3052 West 21st Street, Brooklyn

idk tip:  Try out one of the original seats from the Parachute Jump, hanging casually in their lobby.

Kitchen 21
Credit: Kitchen 21