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Coney Island is a neighborhood of Brooklyn.

The community name derives from Dutch for "rabbit island."
Elevation is 0 feet.


Once an island, now a peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean.
Coney Island claims to be birthplace of the hot dog. It is best known for its amusement parks, now closed, and for the famous Cyclone roller coaster.
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "The Object of My Affection"
Well-known residents have included:
· Arlo Guthrie, folksinger
· Harry Houdini, magician
Local festivals include:
  • Coney Island Film Festival - Sept. 28-30, 2007
  • Mermaid Parade - June 23, 2007
  • Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest - July 4, 2007
  • Siren Music Festival - July 21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Coney Island web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Coney Island Museum
Quotes:
On Monday the metropolitan newspapers triumphantly announce: 'Three Hundred Thousand People in Coney Island Yesterday. Twenty-three Children Lost.' / 'There's something doing there,' the reader thinks.
-- Boredom
Maxim Gorky

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“ On Monday the metropolitan newspapers triumphantly announce: 'Three Hundred Thousand People in Coney Island Yesterday. Twenty-three Children Lost.' / 'There's something doing there,' the reader thinks. ”
~ Boredom
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