While Sea Lion Park was a short-lived venture, the seaside amusement park -- created by Civil War veteran and famed waterman Paul Boyton in 1895 -- paved the way for Coney Island to become “the people’s playground.”.
Nearly 120 years later, a revitalized Coney Island remains a kitschy carnival by the sea, a popular summer escape with a legacy that has been immortalized by popular culture.learn more about this neighborhood
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