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Can you hear the Calliope?
Amusement park rides at Coney Island, New York

Coney Island is a thriving residential neighborhood with a pleasant beach, but it’s the amusement parks that have defined this Brooklyn peninsula for more than a century. A variety of parks have come and gone, and yet certain attractions that first opened early in the 20th century, such as the Wonder Wheel and the Cyclone, are not just standing, but are still in operation today.

Coney Island is a peninsular residential neighborhood, beach, and leisure/entertainment destination on the Coney Island Channel, which is part of the Lower Bay in the southwestern part of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. The site was formerly an outer barrier island but became partially connected to the rest of Long Island by land fill. The residential portion of the peninsula is a community of 60,000 people in its western part, with Sea Gate to its west, Brighton Beach and Manhattan Beach to its east, the Lower Bay to the south, and Gravesend to the north.
Phone: (718) 946-1350
Population: 106,702 (2015)
Area: 0.69 sq miles (1.79 km²)