PLAN DATE: FRI / AUG. 16
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.
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.
3052 West 21st Street, Brooklyn
idk tip: Try out one of the original seats from the Parachute Jump, hanging casually in their lobby.