Coney Island is a peninsula, formerly an island, in the southernmost part of Brooklyn, NY, with a beach on the Atlantic Ocean. It is a community of 60,000 people in the western part of the peninsula, with Seagate to its West; Brighton Beach and Manhattan Beach to its East; and Gravesend to the North.
The area was a major resort & site of amusement parks that reached its peak in the early 20th century. It declined in popularity after World War II and endured years of neglect. In recent years, the area has seen the opening of KeySpan Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones minor league baseball team and the dreaded closing of Astroland Park, which has now re-emerged as Luna Park.
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