You would think Coney Island would be on an island given its name, but it's actually the southernmost part of Brooklyn. Amusement parks by the beach along Surf Av, injecting a bit of childhood flair into the otherwise more adult-suitable New York City. There on an ultra breezy morning, we were even earlier than the opening of most of the stores. Coney Island is known for quite a few things - the boardwalk, Deno's Wonder Wheel, Luna Park, Nathan's Famous hot dogs, William's Candy and Pete's Clam Stop being a few of those.
It was very disappointing to learn that I had braved the killer winds (in a dress, no less) to make it to Luna Park all for nought. As it had turned out, the park was closed to public as it had been booked for a private group of Jewish school kids. While they made merry in there, we stopped by Coney's Cones for some italian ice and explored Deno's amusement park next door instead.