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.

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The fog lends an air of mystery to Coney Island’s Wonder Wheel. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

I rode Coney Island’s Wonder Wheel in the fog

April 15 | Lore Croghan

The Wonder Wheel is magic. It cured my fear of heights, at least for a few minutes. The fog had a lot to do with it. Coney Island was wrapped in a big, wet cloak of San Francisco-style fog on Sunday. The mist rolled in on a red-letter day for fans of Brooklyn’s seaside playground: […]

Coney Island's famed Luna Park started its 2019 season with the second annual Charity Day in support of Children of Promise, NYC, a program designed to support children whose parents are incarcerated. Eagle photo by Andy Katz

Luna Park soft opening sees sunny weather and big crowds

April 8 | Andy Katz

“Please, don’t hurt me. Don’t run me over,” pleaded Luna Park Sales Manager Jeff Klein as he faced the line of families and fun-seekers that extended along Surf Avenue, nearly reaching the corner of Stillwell. It was nearly 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of April, and Luna Park’s second annual Charity Day “soft opening” […]

Schlitzie's fame began at Coney Island’s Dreamland Circus Side Show in 1922. Eagle file photo by Lore Croghan

Schlitzie: The story of a Coney Island performer

March 15 | John Manbeck | Special to the Brooklyn Eagle

The fool of the title is a circus sideshow performer named Simon Metz — later known as Schlitzie — who was born in 1901 with a birth defect that resulted in a cone-shaped head. His lifetime fame began in 1922 at Coney Island’s Dreamland Circus Side Show, accelerated to a Hollywood film and continued in […]