In just a little over an hour, you can be transported from the glitz and glamor of Manhattan to the old-school amusement of Brooklyn's storied Coney Island. The destination offers thrills, sun, surf and a unique brand of entertainment that will feel worlds away from the rest of the City.

Latest in Coney Island

Kaufman’s Brooklyn: Checkers in the park

May 18 | Phil Kaufman

My father, Irving Kaufman (1910 – 1982), was a professional photographer who started in Brooklyn in the mid 1930s working for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. He captured thousands of images of Brooklyn through the 1950s. I have recently digitized a great many of them. I am delighted to work with the Eagle on an ongoing […]

Nostalgia from pre-COVID-19 winter on Coney Island

May 4 | Editorial Staff

Seagulls over Coney Island.   Food stands had yet to open for the season.   A family fed birds on the beach.   A man searched for valuable items in the sand.   Handstands on the sand.   A group of friends held a chin-up contest.   A father and his two sons played ball […]

A health care worker prepares to swab a patient's nasal cavity for a COVID-19 test at Brooklyn's first drive-through testing facility in Coney Island on March 20, 2020. Photo: Paul Frangipane/Brooklyn Eagle

Brooklyn’s first drive-through coronavirus testing site opens in Coney Island

March 20 | Paul Frangipane

UPDATE: As of March 22, this testing site is no longer operating, according to NYC Health and Hospitals. H+H is no longer testing by appointment and is instead using its testing locations on a priority basis to help divert patients from hospital emergency departments. People with mild symptoms of COVID-19 are advised to stay indoors […]

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