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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Welcome to Coney Island's Mermaid Parade — an annual solstice celebration of eccentricity, art and summer. Eagle photo by Paul Frangipane

Coney Island’s Mermaid Parade in photos

June 24 | Paul Frangipane

Hundreds of thousands of people descended on Coney Island Saturday afternoon for the annual event that draws creatures of the sea (read: the five boroughs and beyond) and out onto land (read: Surf Avenue) in a celebration of eccentrics, art and summer. The 37th annual Mermaid Parade took over the neighborhood’s amusement district, featuring revelers […]

Mermaids and mermen of all types dressed up to strut in front of hundreds of thousands of Brooklynites. Eagle photos by Paul Frangipane

Mermaid Parade to kick off in Coney Island on Saturday

June 20 | Victor Porcelli

Coney Island is expecting over 800,000 scantily-clad, semi-aquatic merpeople to participate in or witness the 37th Mermaid Day Parade on Saturday, June 22. The annual parade is a celebration of the art community and goes through Coney Island’s amusement district. Beginning at 1 p.m., participants will march along Surf Avenue, starting on West 21st Street, […]

City officials are currently considering docking at two locations in Coney Creek. Eagle file photo by Lore Croghan

Don’t dock in Coney Creek, residents warn ferry officials

June 13 | Meaghan McGoldrick

Coney Islanders at a ferry planning meeting this week told officials they’re happy about the service, they’re just not thrilled about where it might be docking. New York City Economic Development Corporation representatives met with Coney Island residents, community board members and other stakeholders at the New York Aquarium on Tuesday to collect public comment […]

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