Coney Island in winter: New York photo feature

Coney Island and Brighton beach, southern Brooklyn, New York, United States with photos of the boardwalks, amusement park, pier, funfair rides, shopfronts and beach

I’ve always been drawn to Coney Island, a faded seaside resort  in southern Brooklyn facing the breezy Atlantic Ocean.

Once a thriving retreat for New Yorkers, the area has been slowly decaying for decades, and worrying new big business plans look set to remove any remaining charm from the seafront.  Here’s some photos from my visit last year.

Coney Island and Brighton beach, southern Brooklyn, New York, United States with photos of the boardwalks, amusement park, pier, funfair rides, shopfronts and beach

Coney Island and Brighton beach, southern Brooklyn, New York, United States with photos of the boardwalks, amusement park, pier, funfair rides, shopfronts and beach

Deserted boardwalk.

Coney Island and Brighton beach, southern Brooklyn, New York, United States with photos of the boardwalks, amusement park, pier, funfair rides, shopfronts and beach

Coney Island and Brighton beach, southern Brooklyn, New York, United States with photos of the boardwalks, amusement park, pier, funfair rides, shopfronts and beach

Coney Island and Brighton beach, southern Brooklyn, New York, United States with photos of the boardwalks, amusement park, pier, funfair rides, shopfronts and beach

Abandoned Shoot The Freak sideshow.

Coney Island and Brighton beach, southern Brooklyn, New York, United States with photos of the boardwalks, amusement park, pier, funfair rides, shopfronts and beach

Coney Island and Brighton beach, southern Brooklyn, New York, United States with photos of the boardwalks, amusement park, pier, funfair rides, shopfronts and beach

Coney Island and Brighton beach, southern Brooklyn, New York, United States with photos of the boardwalks, amusement park, pier, funfair rides, shopfronts and beach

Coney Island and Brighton beach, southern Brooklyn, New York, United States with photos of the boardwalks, amusement park, pier, funfair rides, shopfronts and beach

Coney Island and Brighton beach, southern Brooklyn, New York, United States with photos of the boardwalks, amusement park, pier, funfair rides, shopfronts and beach

Coney Island and Brighton beach, southern Brooklyn, New York, United States with photos of the boardwalks, amusement park, pier, funfair rides, shopfronts and beach

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