By Laura J. Hoffman

Coney Island is legendary for therefore even more than simply scorching canine and wild rides. on the flip of the twentieth century, it used to be often called the �Playground of the World.� at the start, this upscale lodge region catered to the wealthy. among 1897 and 1904, 3 lavish amusements parks opened in Coney Island. via 1920, the subway prolonged to Stillwell road, which made Coney Island extra available for everybody. The considerable historical past is awesome, and its peaks and valleys heavily resemble one in every of its most famed icons, the curler coaster. Coney Island hit its apex among 1910 and 1930. Afterwards, it suffered throughout the nice melancholy, went into significant decline after international conflict II, and hit backside within the Seventies and Eighties. in recent times, there was a profound revitalization attempt to deliver the realm again to its glory days. regardless of the foremost setback attributable to Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the spirit of Coney Island is alive and well.

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