First Roller Coaster - June 16 in 1884, the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York.  It traveled approximately six miles per hour and cost a nickel to ride.

First Roller Coaster - June 16 in 1884, the first roller coaster in America opens at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. It traveled approximately six miles per hour and cost a nickel to ride.

Another adventure in the deck of cards called 52 Adventures in New York City is called “Cotton Candy and Coney Island.”  As the name implies, it recommends a visit to the once-immensely-popu…

Visit Coney Island

Another adventure in the deck of cards called 52 Adventures in New York City is called “Cotton Candy and Coney Island.” As the name implies, it recommends a visit to the once-immensely-popu…

Look, we love Rockaway and Coney Island (and not just for the tacos and hot dogs). But sometimes we don't feel like running into our upstairs neighbors, our ex and half the office on our day off. These six lovely beaches are the answer. RELATED: Every Single Fun Thing to Do in NYC This Summer

6 Underrated Beaches Within 2 Hours of NYC

Look, we love Rockaway and Coney Island (and not just for the tacos and hot dogs). But sometimes we don't feel like running into our upstairs neighbors, our ex and half the office on our day off. These six lovely beaches are the answer. RELATED: Every Single Fun Thing to Do in NYC This Summer

CONEY DOG SAUCE ~ 1 1/4 lbs hamburger, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup chili powder, 1/2 cup ketchup, 1 1/2 cup water.... DIRECTIONS: Brown the hamburger and then add the rest of the ingredients into the skillet and simmer for one hour. Stir occasionally. Serve on hot dogs. This can also be frozen until needed.

CONEY DOG SAUCE ~ 1 1/4 lbs hamburger, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup chili powder, 1/2 cup ketchup, 1 1/2 cup water.... DIRECTIONS: Brown the hamburger and then add the rest of the ingredients into the skillet and simmer for one hour. Stir occasionally. Serve on hot dogs. This can also be frozen until needed.

Groupon - Four-Hour Ride Wristband for One or Wristbands and Rides for Two at Luna Park in Coney Island (Up to 51% Off) in Coney Island. Groupon deal price: $24

Groupon - Four-Hour Ride Wristband for One or Wristbands and Rides for Two at Luna Park in Coney Island (Up to 51% Off) in Coney Island. Groupon deal price: $24

Coney Island, Luna Park, Brooklyn, 2010

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Coney Island, Luna Park, Brooklyn, 2010

Coney Island Sauce - (I've pinned two of these with the same picture, but the recipes are quite a bit different.)

Coney Island Sauce - (I've pinned two of these with the same picture, but the recipes are quite a bit different.)

The Cyclone has become synonymous with Coney Island and is the iconic roller coaster for New Yorkers. After the famous 85-foot first drop, passengers endure a harrowing barrage of 60-mile-per-hour twists and turns. It is oldest roller coaster of New York.

The Cyclone has become synonymous with Coney Island and is the iconic roller coaster for New Yorkers. After the famous 85-foot first drop, passengers endure a harrowing barrage of 60-mile-per-hour twists and turns. It is oldest roller coaster of New York.

Angelo's Famous Coney Island,  a Michigan landmark since 1949 Flint, MI America's Best 24 Hour Diners Thrillist

Angelo's Famous Coney Island, a Michigan landmark since 1949 Flint, MI America's Best 24 Hour Diners Thrillist

Everything You Need To Know About Visiting Coney Island: Coney Island Season and Hours

Everything You Need To Know About Visiting Coney Island

Everything You Need To Know About Visiting Coney Island: Coney Island Season and Hours

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