I don't know why but I've under visited Coney Island in the past few years. To remedy the situation the other Sunday we woke up and headed straight to the beach during a late Spring heatwave that I think is a harbinger of a humid Summer season to come.
The beach was packed in that great, characters-of -New-York way. I forgot to bring my sketchbook instead reading the Sunday paper in the sand.
I was particularly energized by the Coney Island Art Walls for the season, presenting a diverse set of local artists. Nina Chanel Abney's work is a riveting set of political abstraction and figuration. She is one to watch in contemporary art.
Here's to more Coney Island for the season to come.
To do: Beach lounge and dip your feet into the water! Luna Park. People watch. Coney Island Art walls, walk the boardwalk and peer. Weekend fireworks and Spinners games are next on my list.
Eat: Coney Island Brewery. Hot dogs, duh.