It’s so difficult as a New Yorker to pick a favorite place in New York City. It is much easier for a tourist to pick one. Places in New York seems really normal to me now since I have been here since the day I was born. If I was a tourist I could just name Time Square or any other tourist hotspots. However, I am not a tourist and I don’t want to write about a place everyone knows. I finally come across my childhood life while picking a place as my favorite. The Coney Island Boardwalk is my favorite place to be when I was a child and even now.
The local food is over price, but I still enjoy it. The boardwalk is filled with different small restaurant with old wooden tables for us to sit and eat. I especially enjoy the clam bar where I can see them actually open the shell. I enjoy eating calms while watching the scene of the beach. My favorite place for clams when I’m at the boardwalk is Paul’s Daughter. I love it cause that place have been around since I was a kid and the boss is still the same. He still sit behind the stand and greet the customers every time I go there. They also have a lot more food than just the great raw calms. They got this amazing funnel cake and other coney island signatures like hot dogs I remember a time when I was hanging out with my friends at the Coney Island broad walk, we went to this ice cream shop and we all got different types of ice cream. I then went to another shop and got cheese fries. I love the food.
The boardwalk of Coney Island had been around for many years and even before I was born. I enjoy the old look. It feels like there is history and not just something that is made two years ago. sometimes I wonder how is it like if it is the 1900 broadway looks like compare to the 2014 one. I hope to see the same and also expect the differences.
The summer is filled with fireworks. During the summer. Every Friday, there is fireworks for like 15 minutes. I can just stand on the Coney Island boardwalk and expect a wonderful visual display of colors shooting up the sky.
Walking on the boardwalk, you can also spot a lot of entertainment. People sing and people dancing. It is really festival everyday at the broad walk.
During the winter time, it might not be the best time to be, but I went and I found how delighted it can be when it just a few people. It cold but yet really calming listening to the ocean waves.
In conclusion, the boardwalk of Coney Island has history, food, festivals and much more. It’s a place to be when it hot, it’s a place to be when you want to eat, and a place to hang out with friends and family.