Seeing Brooklyn: One day at the beach
2022 - a photo journal
Brooklyn in the post-pandemic summer. Many New Yorkers still spend their holidays in familiar surroundings at their home in Big Apple. One of the places where you can find locals spending their free time lies in the far south of Brooklyn: Coney Island. The place, which primarily became known under the name "Little Odessa" because of the neighboring Russian resettlement, is now a popular meeting place for many Americans during summer. By the Second World War, the largest contiguous amusement park in the world was built on this island. The over a hundred years old "Wonder Wheel" is still in operation today and marks one of the highlights on Coney Island. So does "Nathan's Famous". The fast-food chain now operates multiple diners across New York State, but Coney Island is home to the original which Nathan Handwerker founded in 1916. So it's not surprising that over a hundred years later multiple cultures still visit the area around Brighton Beach to take a break from the break.