Thursday, August 28, 2014
Coney Island Ladies
Continuing my vintage adventures with Beccie from Sew Retro Rose, we made it a point to swing by to Coney Island because as you already may know from my last post it was a hot spot for New Yorkers from the late 1800's until the 1960's. Coney Island isn't the best neighborhood in the world and the best time to be there is in the daytime. Slowly but surely things are changing there and I was glad to see that.
The first thing our eyes fell upon was the iconic Coney Island Cyclone, which was opened in 1927. I do not like heights but when I was 19 I decided to kill my fear and get on the cyclone. Very bad idea. Very.
After being in awe of the Coney Island Cyclone we walked around a bit and admired the sites. There are parts that are quite colorful and new shops opening up everywhere like the one below called It's Sugar. They had heaps and heaps of candy treats and retro goodies everywhere. I loved it!
Then we walked across the street to the infamous Nathan's Famous which is the original Nathan's set up in 1916. The hotdogs are divine and they still carry their original orange drink. Its very light and no fizz, sort of like a lighter version of Tang (a orange powder drink).
The last bit of our morning at Coney Island was walking the boardwalk. It was like walking on a piece of history. Back in the 1920's and 1930's that beach behind me used to be jam packed. It isn't as much today but maybe one day it will get better.
The photo above was taken by my wonderful husband who captured the moment right before we made our little mini video on Instagram. If you would like to see it, take a peak HERE.
We ended our time at Coney Island as goofballs and friends. It was a lovely time we spent together but it isn't the end! More to come!
Have you been to Coney Island? If so, have you gone to the beach or the cyclone?