The Great American Playground
An hour by subway from Times Square, this beach attraction in the south of Brooklyn offers an alternative to Manhattan’s frenetic pace. It’s the more casual side of “The City That Never Sleeps.”
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Built in 1926, the boardwalk runs for more than a mile along the Atlantic Ocean.
Between May and September, Coney Island welcomes more than three million visitors. In the winter,the renovated New York Aquarium is an excellent alternative.