Photo by myself at Luna Park, in Coney Island.
Coney Island in Brooklyn, has been New York City's playground since the late 1800's. Folks were enjoying the last dregs of summer there this holiday weekend. Mark, Rupert and I took a quick tour around. It was very sunny and wonderfully breezy.
Luna Park is the main amusement park there, next to a stretch of boardwalk and the beach. The boardwalk is known for hosting the Mermaid Parade, a public costumed event each summer. All sorts of characters and families frequent the area.
A glimpse of the boardwalk, where you can always find interesting people.
Nathan's hotdogs are required eating at Coney Island. Lines are typical.
Old fashioned, hand lettered signs decorate booths that have been there for years.
Loads of people strolled along the boardwalk.
Benches along one side of the boardwalk afford nice views out to the beach.
Ah, the last gasp of summer!
Coney Island is easily accessible from the subway. Just take the N, Q, D or F trains to the very last stop.
City Portraits is an ongoing, once-in-a-while installment featuring parts of New York.
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