Living at luxury apartments in Gowanus puts you in one of the most unique locations in the world. You have easy access to a host of exciting and historical spots in the Northeast, including well-known Coney Island. With history dating back to 1829 of Coney Island being a resort area, residents of nearby boroughs as well as those from all over began flocking to the spot for a proper vacation. By the time of World War II, several million visitors headed to Coney Island each year to experience sun, sand, and thrills. Through decades of decay and demolition, the island was revitalized and still acts as a summer-time destination for many.
Since you’re just a train ride away from this historic spot, take the opportunity to spend a day at historic Coney Island! Here are some things you can’t miss:
Coney Island Museum
The first stop after getting to town from luxury apartments in Gowanus should be to the Coney Island Museum. This non-profit organization aims to preserve the history and culture of the island through its exhibitions and performances. The museum features pieces from the island’s history like fun house mirrors, postcards, and more. Coney Island Museum is open year-round, but hours vary.
New York Aquarium
New York Aquarium is the oldest continually operating aquarium in the country, though it was originally located in Manhattan and has been on Coney Island since 1957. Occupying 14 acres, the aquarium is home to more 250 species of wildlife and features an aquatheater with an interactive sea lion show. The aquarium is open year-round!
No Coney Island trip is complete without some thrills and spills, right? Named after one of the island’s original amusement parks, Luna Park is home to 19 attractions including the historic wood Cyclone Roller Coaster. This park was built in 2010 on the original site of Astroland – just north of the original Luna Park’s location. With nods to what Coney Island once was, this amusement park is a must-visit during your Coney Island adventure.
Get out of luxury apartments in Gowanus and into the heat of summer at Coney Island!