Solar Express to Coney Island

23 Aug, 2006 By: Kenneth Wong


In its heyday, Coney Island was the preferred destination for New York's day-trippers. City dwellers escaped to the beach to find relief from soaring inland temperatures. Families took their little ones to marvel at the gigantic Ferris wheel and the carousel. Over time, however, economic realities changed. The neighborhood became associated with menacing youths, street gangs and criminal elements.p>

But in May 2005, the newly remodeled Coney Island Terminal sprang up at the corner of Stillwell and Surf Avenue. Four subway lines — N, Q, F and D — now roll in and out of it daily, carrying passengers who haven't given up on Coney Island. For some, the terminal itself has become the destination.  Read more >>


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About the Author: Kenneth Wong