Shanika Thompson

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36 Hours on The Brooklyn Waterfront

By: Shanika Thompson  Dec. 7 2017

 

FRIDAY

 

  1. 10:30 A.M NEW YORK AQUARIUM

For an enjoyable time along the waterfront, you could stop at Coney Island. From Midtown to Coney Island, you can take the F, D, N, or Q train to Stillwell Avenue train station, but before you stop there, stop at W 8 st walk over Surf Ave and you will reach the New York Aquarium. The aquarium is opened from 10:30am to 4:30pm and the tickets are $11.95. The aquarium could take about 2 hours or more to explore with the delight of feeding penguins and watching a show of seals at the Aquatheater.

Graffiti by the boardwalk / 

 

2) 1 P.M GET GREASY

After the lovely sea life you could get a bite to eat at Nathan’s Famous known for their famous hot dogs and crinkle-cut curly fries. It started up about 100 years ago in 1916 in Coney Island, a nickel for a hot dog. Nathan’s Famous has about 50,000 different locations. It will be a waste to go to Coney Island and not devour one of Nathan’s frankfurters, it’s like the trademark of the Island. This place is very influential to this side of Brooklyn with Nathan’s having the oldest liquor license in New York City making Luna Park more memorable and also their yearly hot dog contest is entertaining just to watch.

Greasy Nathan’s Sign /

 

3) 2 P.M MAYBE THROW UP TIME

Now that you enjoyed your nice, delicious, greasy hot dog and, a nice cup of beer if you are 21 or older, you could experience big Luna Park. Luna Park has this famous roller coaster the Cyclone, many visitors come just to ride this train of up and downs. Luna Park contains many different kinds of rides, games, and stuff to eat. Luna Park is available for all ages but there are some height limits. This park is open during Spring, Summer, and a few moments of Fall. Fried dough equals funnel cake with some sugar on top or any topping you desire. It is traditional to spend time at Luna Park and enjoy the lovely funnel cakes.

4) 5 P.M SWEET TOOTH

Williams Candy Shop is the sweet spot of Coney Island with their lovely large candy apples. The candy apples are about 4 dollars which is lovely and affordable. When the weather is nice and hot you could also stop by to get a lovely soft serve to keep you cool. William’s Candy Shop started up in 1936 making it the candyland of Coney Island.

Wonder Wheel but smaller and named Williams Candy /

 

5) 6 P.M ADMIRE

After the adventure of the sea life, greasy Nathan’s hot dogs, Luna Park, and the sweet spot of Coney Island check out broad walk of Coney Island. This broad walk is about 2.51 miles long, of course you won’t walk the whole boardwalk but a few miles will do. While walking on this old wood you can view the great view of the beach and its surroundings while the sun sets. You could also take a step on the soft sand. Coney Island sand is ridiculously soft and soothing when you play with it.

6) 6:30 P.M PIZZA

Finish the long day with great New York City pizza. Totonno’s Pizza sell their delicious thin crust pizza which the neighborhood loves. It is very cozy and friendly like. The place is only open for half of the week from Thursday to Sunday , 12pm to 7:30pm.

Saturday

6) 12 P.M YOU GOT BEEF

Roll N Roaster is known for its fantastic roast beef sandwiches and specialties. The sandwiches cost an easy squeezy 5 dollars or more meaning very affordable. Bud Lamonica the owner of this place is a philanthropist giving away money to charities for children so they have a meal in their tummy.  

7) 2 P.M SEE THINGS

Walk around the neighborhood and get the vibe of Sheepshead Bay area. Feeling the cool breeze from the water and looking into the ocean at the lookout point. Walk over to the next lookout point and check out the Ocean Avenue Bridge and admire its beauty.

8) 3 P.M MORE SWEETS BUT BAKED

T & D Bakery a high quality place in the bay of Sheepshead. Family owned company since 1983 serving cookies, bread , cakes, and much more for all occasions. Taste what the family of Brooklyn bakes up , the DelPonte family with affordable prices.

9) 5 P.M MARINE PARK

You have to visit the largest park of Brooklyn and feel how small you are in the park. The park provides really fun activities and you could plan a field trip there with family. Playing all different kinds of sports such as golf. They have a huge golf course and baseball field.  Enjoy the fresh green grass of Brooklyn.  

10) 7 P.M CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

There are bikes in the park that you can borrow and ride them throughout the park.Have a race with the family and see who will win.

 

Sunday

11) 11 A.M READING IS FUNDAMENTAL

St. Petersburg Bookstore has stocks of books of Russian language, film, and music. The bookstore also has souvenirs. The store is open from 10 am to 8pm when usually a lot of bookstores close early. Get an educational aspect of the largest Russian bookstore outside of Russia. Learn about a different in Brooklyn , learning about Russia without being in Russia.

12)  1 P.M MORE FOOD

The Sunflower Cafe ranges from food of kosher to juicy salads. The quality of food is high and exquisite providing the local area free delivery. The cafe is known for its Hebrew dishes in large proportions. Tasting a little bit of every culture down by the Brooklyn Waterfront.

References

Hagey, %. K. (n.d.). Nathan’s Famous. Retrieved December 7, 2017, from     http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/nathans-famous01/

Marine Park. (n.d.). Retrieved December 11, 2017, from       https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/marine-park

St. Petersburg Bookstore. (n.d.). Retrieved December 11, 2017, from   https://www.nycgo.com/shopping/st.-petersburg-bookstore

T & D Bakery in Brooklyn, NY | 2307 Avenue U, Brooklyn, NY. (n.d.). Retrieved December 11,   2017, from https://www.superpages.com/bp/brooklyn-ny/t-d-bakery-Y5082112.htm

Weiskopf, %. J. (n.d.). Sunflower Cafe. Retrieved December 11, 2017, from   http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/sunflower-cafe/

Wharton, R. (2016, March 01). Coney Island’s treasures include Williams Candy. Retrieved   December 9, 2017, from http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/coney-island-treasures-   include-  williams-candy-article-1.2548161

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