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Coney Island in Winter: Our Own Antarctica


Things may be looking grim for Coney Island’s future. Old haunts like Ruby’s have poured their last beer, and although Central Amusements International and Sodexo plan to make the neighborhood into a ‘year-round’ destination, it’s worth mentioning it’s a pretty magical one right now.

Take a look. If you were to hop on the Q all the way to the end right now, this is what’s you’d find….

Coney Island and Brighton Beach resemble Antarctica: a blanket of snow covers the beach, with waves lapping at the white blanket. Yesterday, old couples wrapped in furs were sunning themselves in the winter sun, while children were building snowmen where they’ll be building sandcastles in a few months.

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