Riegelmann Boardwalk

Riegelmann Boardwalk

Riegelmann Boardwalk

Nearly 100 years ago, Brooklyn invested millions in beautifying the shoreline with this long, wide walkway, now designated a timeless landmark.

Riegelmann Boardwalk is one of the most distinctive features of Coney Island, although you might know it as the Coney Island Boardwalk. The 80-foot-wide (24-meter) wooden walkway stretches for nearly 3 miles (5 kilometers) along Brooklyn’s southern shoreline. Stroll along the boardwalk to access the sandy beach and many attractions of Coney Island’s famous center of amusement.

After New York’s BMT subway line was extended to Coney Island, as many as a million people a day gathered at the beach on warm summer days. In 1921 Edward Riegelmann, as president of the borough of Brooklyn, spearheaded efforts to ensure long-term public beach access. Come to today’s boardwalk to appreciate how this forward thinking and commitment led to lasting and much-loved institutions.

Have fun as you appreciate the history of attractions lining the boardwalk. Luna Park’s Cyclone roller coaster and nearby Wonder Wheel Ferris wheel are also designated landmarks. Enjoy arcade games, thrill rides and kiddie rides here too. Even food establishments have longevity, such as Nathan’s Famous, with an expanded menu from its original 1916 offering of hot dogs.

The New York Aquarium draws big crowds to see its lovable or scary marine animals and experience a special 4-D theater. Find plenty of ice cream and foods of all types as you amble along the boardwalk. Souvenir stands abound as well. Inland from the boardwalk, look for public art at the Coney Art Walls.

During the summer head to the wide beach, where lifeguards patrol from mid morning to early evening. Swim, sunbathe or play beach volleyball, handball or basketball. In winter the rides and some shops close, but you can still come to the boardwalk to watch the ocean’s majesty.

In addition to the standing shops, restaurants and attractions, the boardwalk comes alive with seasonal activities. Join 500,000 other spectators in June to watch the annual Mermaid Parade, a colorful pageant of carts, floats and musicians, with participants dressed in mermaid and other costumes.

Use one of several New York subway lines to get to Riegelmann Boardwalk or drive and pay to park. Then have loads of fun.

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