Coney Island: Winter (20 images)


Coney Island has been a center of pleasure and leisure since railroads and steamboats began reaching the area after the Civil War. Utilizing these new connections, Coney Island became a resort area, with beaches and hotels for relaxation (amongst other pleasures), albeit mostly for the well off.

With the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge and the arrival of electric railroads in the early 20th century however, Coney Island became more accessible to all and soon turned into...
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