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Coney Island, Brooklyn

During the 1940s, one of New York's biggest attractions was Coney Island. Providing beautiful beaches, amusement rides, and a general air of entertainment that was so desperately needed after the war, Coney Island became a regular getaway, not only for the returning GIs flocking to the Flatbush area, but for the immigrant population as well. Coney Island provided a great weekend escape for everyone.












Coney Island History Project