Coney Island is definitely the only neighborhood in NYC with its own
baby walrus. The eclectic zaniness of the neighborhood encompasses
everything from the New York Aquarium, to an ancient wooden roller
coaster, to the famous Riegelmann beach boardwalk. The draw of the
location is not shocking - during the hot NY summers, the temperature
perceptibly drops to a comfortable level as you approach Coney Island's
sea breezes. Because of its widespread appeal to New Yorkers and
tourists alike, Coney Island has excellent subway access on the D, F,
N, and Q trains.
Though popularly known for its amusement park and boardwalk, Coney
Island is notorious in local history for disagreements about land use,
zoning, and everything else real estate. Most recently, after a long
process of developer bait and switch, the city government proposed a
competing revitalization plan to that of the company that owns much of
the waterfront property. For now, the Coney Island community is waiting
to see what they'll have to protest next - more confidentiality clauses
in their rental agreements? High-rise condos intertwined with roller
Life on Coney Island is distinctly high-rise, and homes sales are
unsurprisingly rare, considering how few single family houses have
survived in the area from the beach community of over a century ago.
- Built in the Eighteen or Nineteen century. Originally built as luxurious one family homes, these houses usually feature fireplaces, moldings and other typical prewar characteristics. Offers the luxury of a private home in the city and often were converted to multiple apartment buildings.