Coney Island

Brooklyn , NY

Coney Island faces Lower New York Bay and Sandy Hook, New Jersey, and was formerly part of Gravesend, one of Brooklyn’s original six towns. Originally an island it was connected to Brooklyn (Long Island) by landfill in the early 20th century.

By the mid-19th century, Coney Island became a seaside resort, and by the late 19th century, amusement parks were also built at the location. Known as ‘the people’s playground’ the attractions reached a historical peak during the first half of the 20th century. However, they declined in popularity after World War II, and following years of neglect, several structures were torn down. Following many years of reconstruction theme parks have re-opened and the seaside beach is once again a popular attraction.

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Coney Island (Riegelmann) Boardwalk

STATUS: Designated Scenic Landmark

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Designation date: May 15, 2018 *Planned and designed by engineer Philip P. Farley, the Coney Island (Riegelmann) Boardwalk is one of LEARN MORE
Designation date: May 15, 2018 *Planned and designed by engineer Philip P. Farley, the Coney Island (Riegelmann) Boardwalk is one of LEARN MORE
Childs Restaurant Building
1208 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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Designation date: January, 2011 The Childs Restaurant Building on Surf Avenue in Coney Island was the first restaurant built for LEARN MORE
Designation date: January, 2011 The Childs Restaurant Building on Surf Avenue in Coney Island was the first restaurant built for LEARN MORE
Coney Island Theater Building
1301 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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Designated December 14, 2010 The seven-story theater and office building recently known as the Shore Theater and originally known as LEARN MORE
Designated December 14, 2010 The seven-story theater and office building recently known as the Shore Theater and originally known as LEARN MORE
The Wonder Wheel
3059 West 12th Street, Brooklyn, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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Designated May 23, 1989 The Wonder Wheel, which incorporates twenty-four passenger cars of which sixteen slide along serpentine tracks, was LEARN MORE
Designated May 23, 1989 The Wonder Wheel, which incorporates twenty-four passenger cars of which sixteen slide along serpentine tracks, was LEARN MORE
The Parachute Jump
1904 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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Designated May 23, 1989 Inspired by the growing popularity of civilian parachuting and towers constructed to teach the military correct LEARN MORE
Designated May 23, 1989 Inspired by the growing popularity of civilian parachuting and towers constructed to teach the military correct LEARN MORE
(Former) Childs Restaurant Building
2101 Boardwalk, Brooklyn, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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Designated February 4, 2004 Constructed in 1923, this restaurant building on the Boardwalk of Coney Island was designed by Dennison LEARN MORE
Designated February 4, 2004 Constructed in 1923, this restaurant building on the Boardwalk of Coney Island was designed by Dennison LEARN MORE