Coney Island

Once a seaside escape for the city’s moneyed elite, Coney Island was developed as a resort in the 1800s, and by the turn of the century, its amusement-park attractions were drawing crowds from all five boroughs.

It’s better known for its urban amenities, but New York City is surrounded by water, and its beaches are some of the best in the world © Ryan McVay / Getty Images From the pop appeal of Coney Island to the high-key glamour of the Hamptons, New York City […]

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