A History of the Park

Coney Island has served New York City’s need for fun since the 1880s, when Luna Park, Dreamland, and Steeplechase Park sprang up in a fit of entrepreneurial spirit. It became a “Nickel Empire” in the Great Depression, when people paid a nickel on the subway to get to cheap amusements and the popular Nathan’s Famous, which sold five-cent hot dogs. Coney Island went through a few rough years as interest in the parks declined, but it has remained as a great New York City landmark and is currently increasing in popularity.

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