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. A peninsula on the southernmost edge of Brooklyn, Coney Island consists of several neighborhoods, including Brighton Beach, Sea Gate, Manhattan Beach and Coney Island proper. Because it’s a mere train ride away from Manhattan -- yet seemingly a world away -- it’s a popular escape from the hectic city life.
Eight tracks lead to Coney Island’s main subway station -- Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue, which is located above a bus station. Three main streets -- Neptune, Mermaid and Surf avenues -- provide vehicle access in the community, while bicycle paths offer more leisurely strolls.
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